Robert L. King
Robert “Bob” Lyle King, 62, of Charlotte, passed away on Friday, October 19, 2018 after a brave yearlong battle with cancer. He was born on February 23, 1956 in Eaton Rapids to Lyle and Dorothy (Cleeves) King. His family moved from Eaton Rapids to Dimondale, where he spent most of his younger years and graduated from Eaton Rapids High School class of 1975. After graduation Bob enlisted in the United States Air Force, serving from 1975 to 1979. While in the service he married Jackie Lynn Savage on August 23, 1975. To this union they were blessed with two sons, Timothy and Justin. Bob worked for the Cloves Police department in New Mexico from 1979 to 1988, first as an officer and later obtaining the rank of detective. Missing his family and especially time with his dad, he quit the force and they moved back to Michigan, settling in Charlotte. He continued serving the people of his community working as an officer and detective for the Charlotte Police Department from 1990 to 2011. Bob was known for being an excellent officer and very dedicated to his job. After retirement he went on to teach hundreds of enthusiasts gun safety, and equipped them to receive their CPL certification.
Bob was a proud “papa.” He especially loved his time with his grandchildren and family at the lake and found much joy when he had a fishing pole in hand. He enjoyed hunting, especially when he managed to get the “big one.”
Bob was preceded in death by his father, Lyle; sister, Julie Ann McLain; brother, Timothy; and brother-in-law, Michael Mayotte.
Left to grieve his passing are his wife, Jackie King; sons, Timothy John King, Justin Robert (Sylvia) King; two grandchildren, Olivia and Ryan King; mother, Dorothy King; sister, Lynnette Mayotte and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Thursday, October 25, 2018 at Skinner Funeral Home, Eaton Rapids Chapel. Burial took place at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in the veteran’s section near his childhood home.
For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to the Sparrow Foundation Hospice Services.
Our prayer, our Heavenly Father; as Bob passed from our earthly sight we thank you for the years of his presence among us. While we feel the pain of his parting we rejoice that he has gone to be with you and are confident in your promise of eternal life with God.
The family wishes to express our heartfelt gratitude for your prayers, words of encouragement and sympathy, we thank you.
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