Date of Death: October 12, 2020

Service Details

Private Graveside Services were held at Peek Cemetery with Military Honors conducted under the auspices of the American Legion Hice-Shutes Post #170 with Mike King officiating.

Obituary Notice

Mr. Donald James King, age 82, of Three Rivers, passed away on Monday, October 12, 2020 at the Riveridge Nursing Home, Niles, MI.  He was born in Constantine, MI., on October 30, 1937 the son of the late Willard Bruce and Millie (Mohney) King.

Donald was united in marriage to Mrs. Pauline (Robinson) King.  He served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1955 until his honorable discharge in 1964.  He was employed as a machine operator at Armstrong Machine Works for many years before retiring.  Spending time with his children and grandchildren made him the happiest.

He was preceded in death by grandson, Justin Browne in 2020.

He leaves to cherish his loving memory, wife, Pauline King, of Three Rivers; one son, Garry (Diann) King; two daughters, Jodey Browne and Kerry King; grandchildren, Joshua (Aubrey) and Rory King, Jessica (Shawn) Sampson and Joey Browne, Travis (Rebecca), Gabriella, and Caitlyn Loker; many great grandchildren; sister, Dorothy Browning and sisters-in-law, Sylvia Jones and Virginia King.

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  1. Sad day yesterday in the Jones house in the uk, Don was my uncle and the only uncle I had, as a kid Don, Pauline, Gary, Kerry and Jodey used to visit every few years, this was a highlight of my childhood, special days out with our American family, holidays to Scotland and nights sat around the kitchen table, I never wanted to go the bed when they where here, although I vaguely remember not having a bed when our American family where here as our house wasn’t that big!
    Days and weeks that I never wanted to end, sleepless nights sat up talking with Kerry and Jodey even though I had to be in school the next day.
    We’d often used to go for days out and I’d always want to go in the car with Don driving, or sit with him round the table asking him a million questions about America and the Air Force.
    I can still hear Dons soft voice and remember the cowboy boots he wore.
    Then the time to say goodbye again, tear stained eyes waving goodbye at departure gates, wishing they could stay forever. One memory was after they had gone I’d search the house for any bits of American treasure left behind.
    Good night uncle don xx

  2. Don and I joined the Air Force together on Sept 2, 1955. Took basic training at Sampson AFB, N Y and went to our first assignment at Lockbourne AFB, Ohio. He went to England and I to France and we were then assigned together at Kincheloe AFB, Sault Ste Marie, Michigan. I did not return to Three Rivers to live but did get to visit Don on return trips. Don was also the best man at my wedding on Oct 12, 1957. My condolences to Pauline and the rest of the family. RIP Don until we meet again.

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