Jim King, Jr.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Jim King, Jr

James "Jim" Bussell King, Jr., 93, formerly of Mountain Home, died Nov. 1, 2007, at the home of his son in Tacoma, Wash.

Funeral Services were held Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Mountain Home Stake Center. Burial followed at Mountain View Cemetery.

Jim was born Sept. 8, 1914, to James Bussell King, Sr., and Olive Lucinda Thompson, in Twin Falls.

"Jim lived a rich and colorful life, from his sister Mildred knocking him off a chair as a child, causing him to loose his voice for a time, to raising a son as a single parent, to living to old age," his family said.

Jim married Darlene Drake on Nov. 24, 1946. They were later divorced. He married Alta Stewart Cox on Nov. 12, 1962, and they later divorced.

On March 24, 1979, Jim married Dollie Virginia Fletcher in the Idaho Falls Temple. Dollie died in 1995.

Jim had many careers. He worked for the CCC, was a cook in the Army during World War II, owned a restaurant in Twin Falls and Buhl, was a construction truck driver, letter carrier for the U. S. Post Office, owned H&R Block in Mountain Home, and developed a miniature golf course.

Along with his careers Jim had many callings in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, including Scoutmaster of Troop 59, Elders Quorum President, High Priest Group Leader, and Counselor in the Bishopric.

He is survived by: his son, Tom, and Tom's wife Susan, three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; step children Karla and her husband, Gary, Alan and his wife, Noni, Kathy and her husband, Gary, nine step-grandchildren and 19 step great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Mildred Bernice King Lee, his brother, Jon Charles King, and step-brothers, Farrell John Bess, Edward Jewel "Bud" Bess, and stepsister Marjorie Ann Bess Mendini.