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Richard King

September 30, 1948 — July 3, 2013

Richard L. "Richy" King, 64, of East Moline passed away July 3, 2013, at Genesis Medical Center, Illini Campus, Silvis.



A memorial gathering will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, at Schroder Mortuary in Silvis.

Richy was born Sept. 30, 1948, in Moline, the son of Thomas P. King Jr. and Lillian M. Beale. He briefly was married to Pam Buchanan, who gave Richy the love of his life, his daughter, Jamie.

He worked for the Laborers Union for many years before establishing a career with the city of East Moline Street Department, retiring after 35 years. Richy enjoyed his retirement, painting, fishing, building motorcycles, gardening and spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his daughter, Jamie (Erik) Leidenfrost, Tucson, Ariz.; grandchildren, Calum and Adriana; sister, Martha Jeglum, Tucson; brothers, Thomas P. King III, Carbon Cliff, Robert Alan King, East Moline, and Carl King, Moline; and special friends, Tabs and Danny Munoz, East Moline. He was preceded in death by his parents; and sisters, Patricia and Gloria.
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