Merrel E. King, 77, of rural Arrow Rock, died Tuesday, July 27, 2004, at Big Bend Retreat in Slater.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 30, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall. Jack Thomas will officiate. Julie Lewis will play "Whispering Hope," "One Day at a Time" and "How Great Thou Art." Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 29, at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home. Burial will be in Sunset Gardens Cemetery in Marshall. Memorials are suggested to Arrow Rock Federated Church or American Cancer Society.
Born Sept. 9, 1926, in Longwood, he was the son of the late Maynard E. King and Idell A. Klein King. On May 3, 1952, he married Arlene Hemeyer, who survives of the home. He had lived most of his life in the Arrow Rock community and had also lived in Pettis County. He was a farmer, worked for MFA Oil Company and was a co-owner of the Hardeman school bus system. He was a member of Arrow Rock Federated Church.
Additional survivors included two sons, Larry E. King of rural Arrow Rock and Ronnie D. King of rural Arrow Rock; one sister, Virginia Bockstetter of Marshall; two grandsons; four step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Elwood King, Phillip "Bud" King, Bill King and John King.