Gary King

Obituary of Gary Wayne King

Gary Wayne King, age 73 of Ovid, passed away Friday, February 19, 2021 in his home with his family by his side. He passed away due to complications due to COPD. Gary was born November, 18, 1947 in Ionia, to Elwin and Velma (Barton) King. He was drafted into the U.S. Army June 10, 1970 and later received an Honorable Discharge. He married his first wife, Ada (Jones) King of Ionia in 1964, and later married Juanita “Neta” (Weeks) King of Manton in 1974. Gary enjoyed sharpening knives, hunting, fishing, and going to the races. He always looked forward to spending time with his family and friends. He most enjoyed spending quality time with his grandchildren and teaching them “all the lessons of life”. He was often found on the front porch with his closest friends, Clay, Tony, Tim and Eric drinking beer, smoking cigarettes, and telling tales. He was a jack of all trades and had the ability to fix just about anything. He spent most of his years working as an industrial sewing machine mechanic. Gary is survived by his wife, Neta King of Ovid; children, Gary (Debbie) King of Alma, David (Becky) King of Manton, Rick King of Ithaca, Quentin (Kristi) King of Tustin, and Casey (Jim) Ziola of Elsie; niece, Vicki (Bill) Randolph; 16 grandchildren, Brogan, Amber, David, Ryan, Amanda, Renee, Megan, Christian, Rickey, Christopher, Chasie, Kayden, Kirera, Tristin, Trinity, and Trentin; and 8 great-grandchildren, Parker, Clark, Colten, BriLee, Luther, Ellie, Collen, and Simone. He was predeceased by his mother and father Elwin and Velma (Barton) King; sister, Thelma King; and brother, Gordon King. A Celebration of Life Luncheon will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday, February 28, 2021 at the Ovid V.F.W. Hall in Ovid Michigan. To sign online guestbook, visit
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