William L. King
William “Bill” L. King, 89, of Marshall, passed away Monday, July 27, 2020, at Golden Oaks Living Center.
Funeral services will be held Friday, July 31, 2020, at 11 a.m., at the Marshall First United Methodist Church
New Life Center in Marshall with the Rev. Keith Vessell officiating. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Graveside
services and interment will be at 2:30 p.m. at Riverside Cemetery in Warsaw. Memorial contributions may
be made to the Marshall First United Methodist Church in care of Reser Funeral Home, P.O. Box 910,
Warsaw, MO 65355.
Born on Feb. 20, 1931, in Warsaw, he was the son of Lester John King and Eva Elizabeth Breshears. Bill
grew up in Warsaw and graduated from Warsaw High School in 1949. He was united in marriage to
Wanda Place on Aug. 4, 1951, at the Methodist Parsonage by the Rev. Wesley Hampton. They made their
home in Warsaw where unto this union, two sons and one daughter, Wayne, John and Patty, were born.
He served three years in the United States Army where he received an honorable discharge in 1954. He
also served his community as a Boy Scout Leader, Volunteer Firefighter and even served on the Warsaw
School Board. In 1975, they moved to Marshall where they made their home and he became a member of
First United Methodist Church.
Bill worked as a grocer all of his life. In the early 1960’s he owned/operated the Bargin Spot on Main Street
in Warsaw. He later went to work for Jim Newman as a meat cutter then became store manager. He retired
from Jim’s IGA in Marshall in the early 2000s.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Wanda; and one brother, Lee King.
He is survived by two sons, Wayne (Kathy) King of Grandview, and John (Kristi) King of Marshall; one
daughter, Patty King of Marshall; four grandchildren, Matthew, Andrew, Rebecca and Molly; six
great-grandchildren; one brother, Robert King of Overland Park, Kan.; and one sister, Linda Parker, of
Warsaw; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.