Samuel Lance King

October 16, 1940September 18, 2022
Obituary of Samuel Lance King
Samuel Lance King, 81, of Brandon, passed away on Sunday, September 18, 2022. Visitation will be held from 11:00am until 1:00pm, Saturday, September 24, 2022, at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home in Pearl. Funeral services will follow at 1:00pm in the funeral home chapel. Per his wishes, he will be laid to rest beside his parents at the Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha, Texas. Sam was raised in the small town of Homer, LA. Upon high school graduation he ventured in many directions including working in the oil fields as well as proudly serving his country in the United States Navy. While in the Navy he served as an Aviation Electronics Technician for the Hurricane Hunters division. Utilizing the electronics skill gained in the Navy, Sam was a dedicated member of AT&T where he served in many capacities over his more than 30 year career. In his personal time he loved being a DIY and “jack of all trades” with projects ranging from automobile repair to home renovations. He would express his creative side through leather and woodworking. Sam enjoyed making his family and friends laugh with his natural sense of humor. Sam’s family was his main priority and he was immensely proud of his children and grandchildren. Some of his fondest adventures with them involved the outdoors, particularly camping and fishing. Sam also had a tender spot for all the family pets. Perhaps the greatest legacy Sam leaves will be his exemplary example of dedication to family, country and labor. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lance Alton King and Emmalyn Grace King; wife, Dolores King; and sister, Anita King Peterson. Survivors include son, Lance King; daughter, Melissa Neeley and husband Robert; grandchildren, Blake Neeley, Ethan Neeley, and Samantha Neeley; brother-in-law, Julius “Doodley” Peterson; and nieces, Judy Peterson Buckner, and Belinda Peterson Hays. Through marriage brother-in-law, William G. Neuenfeld and wife Cindy; niece, Jenny Jessen; nephew, Bill Neuenfeld. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at

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  • Lance King Son
  • Melissa & Robert Neeley Daughter & Son-In-Law
  • Blake Neeley Grandchild
  • Ethan Neeley Grandchild
  • Samantha Neeley Grandchild
  • Julius "Doodley" Peterson Brother-In-Law
  • Judy Peterson Buckner Niece
  • Belinda Peterson Hays Niece

Past Services

Saturday, September 24, 2022