Don L. King, 86, of Laurie, formerly of Sedalia and Marshall, died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2006, at Laurie Care Center in Laurie.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Dec. 28, 2006, at McLaughlin Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Amanda Wiedeman officiating. Pallbearers were William Richardson, Dale Heeren, Morris Roseboom, Warren Preuitt, Otis Thomas, and Charles Huddleston. He was buried in Crown Hill Cemetery with full military honors by VFW Post 2591. Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church, Sedalia, in care of McLaughlin Funeral Chapel.
He was born Dec. 7, 1920, in Saline County, the son of Joseph M. and Mildred Legg King. On April 5, 1942, in Marshall, he married Lucille Hughes; she survives of the home. He was stationed in England during World War II while serving in the Army Air Corps. He was an active worker for Children's Therapy Center. He worked for Marshall Floral Co. for five years. He moved to Sedalia in June 1951 and began working as a floral manager/designer for Achias Floral Company. He served as president of Missouri State Floral Association. He retired from the floral industry in 1988. He was a lifetime elder of First Christian Church, where he served as chairman of the board. He had been a member of the Sedalia Lions Club since 1951, and had served as its president
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Donna King of Higginsville and Debra Salisbury of Sunrise Beach; and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Ervin King and Hubert King; and one sister, Betty Moore.