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Robert E. King

August 27, 1932 April 17, 2018
Robert E. King
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Robert Eugene King, 85, lifelong resident of Charlotte, MI, passed away April 17, 2018 in Lansing, MI. He graduated from Charlotte High School; he was president of the Charlotte FFA and received the FFA Star Farmer of Michigan, played football and was a Golden Gloves boxer. After graduation, he entered general livestock farming full time, then in 1953 reduced the farm to a cash crop operation, and started employment with AEC (Hoover Group) that lasted 33 years. Robert was drafted in the U.S. Army in 1955, served two years in the 3rd Armored Division. He continued farming and then later worked for and retired from East Jordan Iron Works in Sunfield, MI. He enjoyed building model airplanes when he was younger and worked on genealogy in his later years.

Survivors include his daughters, Shannon (Lee) Hoover and Kim (Michael) Birsen; granddaughters: Alexandria Birsen and Samantha Birsen (Brandon Dykstra); 3 brothers: Ivan King Jr., Vincent (Shirley), and Thomas (Sharon), many nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents, H. Ivan and Winifred (Sanford) King and brother Richard.

In honoring Robert’s request no services will be held and cremation has taken place. For those wishing, memorial contributions may be given to Eaton Community Palliative Care, 2675 S. Cochran Road, Charlotte, MI 48813 in memory of Robert King. The family is being served by the Peters & Murray Funeral Home, Grand Ledge. www.petersandmurrayfuneralhome.com

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