Boyd King July 29, 1936 – Aug. 25, 2020

Boyd King

      Boyd King, 84, of Monticello, died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020 at Unity Point St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids following a long illness.

      Funeral Services were held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020 on the east lawn of First Presbyterian Church in Monticello. The Rev. Emory Gillespie officiated. Private burial was in Oakwood Cemetery in Monticello. The family greeted friends from 12 p.m. to the time of service. Please visit and share your thoughts, memories and condolences with the family.

      Boyd Richard King was born in Castle Grove Township on July 29, 1936, the son of Delmar and Leota (Rogers) King. He attended Monticello schools and graduated from Monticello High School in 1954. He married Bonnie Darrow on June 4, 1960. The couple later divorced. On June 14, 1987 he married Janean Plattenberger at Lisbon United Methodist Church in Lisbon. For over 30 years he worked as a mechanic and service technician and was employed at Freese Motors, the Sinclair Station, K & P Chevrolet, Lasso E. Campers and Family Auto. He served in the Iowa National Guard for four years, and was a member of the Monticello Fire and Ambulance Department for 32 years.

      He served as scout master for Troop 66 in Monticello. His pastimes included gardening, starting his own tomato plants from seed every year, attending the Midwest Old Thrashers reunion often and camping, especially as a member of Pete’s Fleas Camping Club. He enjoyed his Chihuahuas Takito and Chico and loved to spend time with his family and friends.

      He is survived by his wife of 33 years,  Janean, his children Connie (Eugene) Wood of Scotch Grove and Richard (Edelyn) King of Monticello, his grandchildren  Amanda, Jeffrey, Nicholas, Lexi and Philip, six great-grandchildren, and his siblings Wayne of Gifford, Ill.,  Glen of Monticello, Keith (Laura) of Houston, Texas, and Karen (Jerry) Lubben of Redlands, Calif.

      He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters-in-law Melba King and Shirley King.

      In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the First Presbyterian Church, Monticello.


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