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Ronald King

Ronald King of Defiance, Missouri, passed away on May 31, 2024, at the age of 74.

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He was the beloved husband of May King (née: Hughes.) He is survived by his four sons, Dan (Christina) King of Wright City, MO; Mike King of Defiance, MO; Jason King of St. Charles, MO; Matthew King of Defiance, MO; five daughters, Crissie (Cecil) Smith of Washington, MO; Jessie Ann (Jeff) Reibling of Wright City, MO; Roberta (Chris Davidson) King of St. Louis, MO; Jackie King of Saint Louis, MO; Amy (Mark) Steigerwald of Wentzville, MO; two brothers, Dick Linthicum, Bryan King; nineteen grandchildren; two, great-grandchildren.

Ronald was preceded in death by his father, Harvey King; mother, Nellie King (née: Hichbothem;) sons, Kristopher King and David King; one daughter, Jessie King; one brother, Harry Linthicum; and one sister, Karen Sue King.

Ronald was born on August 7, 1949, in Sullivan, Missouri. He would often jump in the car, drive around, and take in the scenery of the country. He also enjoyed woodworking. Ronald was loved and will be missed by all who knew him. 

Visitations: Wednesday, June 5, 2024, from 2:30 to 7 p.m. at Pitman Funeral Home, 1545 Wentzville Parkway, Wentzville, MO and Thursday, June 6, 2024, from 9 to 10 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church - Weber Hall, 8 W Hwy D, New Melle.
Funeral: Thursday, June 6, 2024, at 10 a.m. at IHM Church, New Melle.
Memorials: Donations may be made payable to: Center for Autism