Obituary for Richard Maxwell King

Richard Maxwell King, age 76 of Draper passed away Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke.

Born September 4, 1940 in Marion, Virginia, he was the son of the late Pierce Rexford King and Nannie Mae Reeves King. He was also preceded in death by two sisters and five brothers.

He was retired from Volvo North American, Dublin.

He is survived by

His wife of 53 years

Shelby Jean King – Draper

Children –

Michelle (R.L.) Melton – Monroe, NC

Eric (Sandy) King – China Grove, NC

Five Grandchildren

Logan King, Noah King, Riley King, Andrew Melton and Nicholas Melton

Brothers –

Rodney King- Bristol

Jack King-Marion

Donald King- Olive Hurst-CA

Sister –

Carol Wymer- Richlands

A private family service will be held at a later date.

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Arrangements by Bower Funeral Home, Pulaski