Richard A. King was born on February 1, 1931, in Cleveland, Ohio to parents Edward King and Queen Esther (Woodring) King. He was the first of two children, and he enjoyed his childhood with his sister Edith King also lovingly known as “Tootsie”. During his early years, Richard attended Our Lady of Blessed Sacrament School and Saint Edward School. He was an altar boy, and he enjoyed going to the movies with his relatives and friends.
Richard continued to live and work in Cleveland during his adult years. He left school after 8th grade to work various jobs to help out the family obtaining his GED at East Technical High School at night. Richard was a member of the U.S. Naval Reserves from 1951-1959 ending his service with an honorable discharge. Eventually, he landed a position at the Walton Hills Ford Motor plant as a pressroom assembly worker. He retired from the Ford Motor plant after 42 years. Richard had a very creative soul, and he enjoyed hobbies like tennis, watercolor painting, sketching sculpting and playing chess into his retirement years.
Later in life, Richard’s health began to fail as he suffered and recovered from several strokes. Ultimately, he lived his sunset years with dementia and moved on to eternal life on December 4, 2018.
Richard leaves behind his beloved sister, Edith Jones, a host of devoted and loving family members, and friends.