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William V. King

September 4, 1944 — January 27, 2024

Peculiar, Missouri

William V. King


William (Bill) Volker King, of Peculiar, Missouri was born September 4, 1944 in Norwood, Missouri the son of James C. and Loretto I. (Haefner) King. He departed this life on Saturday, January 27, 2024 at Lees’ Summit Medical Center in Lee’s Summit, Missouri at the age of 79.

Bill grew up on the family farm and was a 1962 graduate of Blue Springs High School. Soon after graduation he enlisted in the United States Air Force and completed his training in Texas. He returned to the Kansas City area where he worked as an aircraft maintenance mechanic at Richards-Gebaur Air Force base. He later joined the Air Force Reserves, worked briefly in civil aviation and spent the rest of his career mainly in sales roles. Bill was also a recreational pilot and for many years owned an airplane. Aviation was a lifelong passion which he shared with his family and friends.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his former spouse, Donna D. King (Wright) and a brother, James F. King. Bill is survived by his brother, Jeffrey W. King of Blue Springs, Missouri; a son, Matthew King, his wife Laura-Kate; two granddaughters, Annika and Genevieve all of Perth, Western Australia; other relatives and friends.

Graveside services will be held at 10 am, Friday, February 9, 2024 at the Peculiar Cemetery in Peculiar, Missouri.


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