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MOUNT VERNON   Jim King, 67, of Mount Vernon, died at 10:50 a.m. Thursday, April 28, 2005, at his home. Jim was born April 10, 1938, son of Charles and Irma (Redman) King.


He attended Mount Pleasant General Baptist Church. Jim was a U.S. Army Veteran having served in Berlin with the 6th Infantry Regiment and was appointed a Guardian of The Outpost of Democracy. Jim loved hunting and fishing and playing music on his guitar or harmonica and spending time with his family. Jim retired from Whirlpool Corp. in Evansville, in 1993 after 30 years where he was a member of IUE local 808. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Ferris, in 2003 and a brother, Rick.


Jim is survived by his daughter, Karen Fleming and her husband David of Mount Vernon; his son Ron King and his wife Sheelah; sisters, Janet Alsop, Cathy Emery and Georgia Nettles of Mount Vernon, Peggy Brown of Laredo, Texas, Mary Forenz of Mohegan Lake, N.Y., Linda Quiseng of Wahiawa, Hawaii, and Jeanie Rice of Evansville; brothers, Charles R., Jerry and Randy King all of Mt. Vernon; 5 grandchildren, Nichole, Kayla, Kelsea, Chelsea and Calvin.


Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, May 1, 2005, at Austin Funeral Home, 1330 E. Fourth St., Mount Vernon, with Rev. Charles Crandell and Rev. Tom Buffington officiating.  Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Mount Vernon with military rites.


Friends may call from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, 2005, at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions can be made to Mount Pleasant General Baptist Church or the Church Cemetery.


Originally submitted by Betty Sellers