David R. King

June 19, 1933December 6, 2012

David R. King, 79, passed away Thursday at his home. Dave served his country in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of the Korean War. He received a medal for National Defense with the Army of Occupation. After working as a stores and property supervisor for ICI Americas, he enjoyed many years of retirement, traveling with his wife to Las Vegas, Hawaii, and other destinations. He was a devout Christian and attended St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church and was a former member of Broadway Church of the Nazarene. He was a football and basketball fan, following IU, UofL, and the Indianapolis Colts.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Esther King, sister, Catherine Klinstiver, and wife Delaine King

He is survived by: Wife of 24 years: Mary Helen Blake-King Sons: Darius King (Cheryl) Dean King (Connie) Stepdaughter: Jan Blake-Pearson (Joe) Grandchildren: Amber Burkheart, Alisha Lopez, and David King Five Great Grandchildren Brother: Alan King

Visitation will be from 3:00 pm ~ 8:00 pm Monday at Kraft Funeral Service, 708 E. Spring St., New Albany, Indiana. His Funeral Service will be 11:00 am Tuesday at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 316 N. Sherwood Ave., Clarksville, Indiana, with burial to follow at Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park in New Albany, Indiana.

Online condolences may be made to:


  • Funeral Service Tuesday, December 11, 2012
  • Visitation Monday, December 10, 2012

David R. King

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December 9, 2012

Mary Helen & Family....Just read of your husband's passing. My sincere condolence to you and the family.
Nancy Lee (Engleman) Garcia
Superior, MT