Billie Ray King, 62, of Bellefontaine, passed away at Grant Medical Center in Columbus on Friday, April 26, 2013.
He was born on May 6, 1950 in Powderly, KY to the late James T. and Inez C. (Mitchell) King. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Connie and Debbie King, Betty Jean Williams, and Lana Bevil.
In 1975 he married Deborah Lynn Horne in Collinsville, IL and she survives along with two sons, William Lee and Thomas Ray King, both of Bellefontaine; his brothers, Danny James King of Bellefontaine and James Thomas King, Jr. of Hobart, IN; his grandchildren, Ashley, Elizabeth, and Alexis Grace King; step grandchildren, James Aaron and Kelsey Rose Castle; and many nieces and nephews.
A truck driver, he was a member of the Indian Lake Eagles Lodge and Moose Lodge. He liked to play poker and enjoyed traveling, vacationing, and watching all sports on television.
Visitation will be on Sunday, April 28, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 at the Eichholtz Funeral Home in Bellefontaine. Pastor C.J. Plogger will officiate at an 11:00 am funeral service on Monday, April 29, 2013 with one hour of visitation prior to the service. Burial will be in the Bellefontaine Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Condolences may be expressed at www.edsfh.com.