A celebration of Life for Lloyd S. King was held on Nov. 1 at Smith Family Chapel. Lloyd Sterling King went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Oct. 28.

He was born on Oct. 11, 1920 to Dennis and Mattie Robinson King in Newton County, Ark. Following his graduation from Mansfield High School he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corp. He served his country during World War II on the Island of Guam and spent 1,396 days in the Japanese Zinsuchi Prison camp.

After repatriation he courted and married Della Ryan in 1946 and established their home in Exeter, where they resided for 58 years of their marriage. Lloyd enjoyed being self employed as a truck driver and real estate agent, but was most well known as the proprietor of Mom and Pop's Market, and Pop's Stop, which was established after the market was destroyed by fire in 1965.

He was a licensed minister of the Freewill Baptist Church where he served as deacon for many years. Lloyd and Della also served in various ministries at the Visalia First Church of the Nazarene. His favorite sermon was "Be prepared for the Bridegrooms Return" (Matthew 25:1-13) Lloyd will be fondly remembered for his unique sense of humor, love of family, and his love for the Lord.

He is preceded in death by his brother, Stillman King; sister, Oleta Ryan.

He is survived by his wife, Della of 58 years; sister, Zetta Corelli of Oregon; children, Alan Lloyd King and wife, Sheri of Oregon, Anita Joyce Barlow and partner Penny Becker of Fresno; grandchildren, Aaron King of Tulare, Rebecca Zoglman of Wis., Ryan King of Tulare, Robert Barlow (US Air Force) Korea, and Sarah Barlow of Fresno; one great-grandchild, Grace Zoglman of Wis.; step granddaughter, Karle Winans and partner Keith Lindner of Visalia; step great-grandchildren, Benjamin and Alexander Winans and Nicole Lindner all of Visalia; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Remembrances may be made to the donor's favorite charity or the Visalia First Church of the Nazarene Building Fund. Arrangements were under the direction of the Smith Family Chapel of Exeter.

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