WHITE PIGEON, Mich. — William Artley "Bill" King, 85, of White Pigeon, passed away Sunday, July 6, at Elkhart General Hospital in Elkhart, Ind.
William was born, along with his twin Robert C. King, in Bristol, Ind., on Dec. 21, 1928, a son of Carl and Bernice (Artley) King.
Bill graduated from Bristol High School in 1949.
On Aug. 1, 1952, he married Ann M. Young in Constantine. They spent their life together living and working on the family farm.
Bill was a friend to everyone. He enjoyed going to Shipshewana (Ind.) livestock auctions and visiting at the restaurant. Bill also loved listening to hunting stories his friends told over a cup of coffee and a doughnut.
Surviving Bill are his wife, Ann King of White Pigeon; daughter Debbie (John) Dolbee of White Pigeon; sons Scott (Roxie) King of Constantine and Ron (Rhonda) King of White Pigeon; brother Bob (Peggy) King of White Pigeon; grandchildren Michelle Anderson, William (Shannon) King, Jenny (Steve) Nystrand, Curtis (Cris) King, Andy (Ashley) King, Ann Dolbee and Ben Dolbee; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, grandson Scottie King and two sisters, Lois Kugler and Eleanor Hemminger.
Relatives and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, at Eley Funeral Home in Constantine. Religious services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 10, at Porter Baptist Church in Constantine, with Pastor Randy Peterson officiating. Interment will be in Oakridge Cemetery in Bristol.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the church. Messages may be left at www.eleyfuneralhomes.com.