Robert "Bob" Franklin King

January 28, 1931April 2, 2014

Robert "Bob" Franklin King passed away Wednesday, April 2, 2014 in his home surrounded by his family. Bob was the son of William J. and Clara Fairman King. On January 28, 1931, in Boise Idaho the twins, Bobby and Billy were born. Four months later with their sister Mary Ruth and their parents the twins moved to Twin Falls, Idaho.

In 1941, the family suffered a tragedy in the death of ten year old Billy. Bob attended school in Twin Falls Idaho, graduating in 1949. He had played football as a lineman and right guard and received a football scholarship to Idaho State College where he majored in Pharmacy. His schooling was interrupted by the Korean Conflict. He joined the United States Air Force and was sent to Germany.

Because of his enthusiastic personality and love of people, he received many opportunities for leadership. Upon his return to ISU, he served as student body president. While there he met and married Diane Jones in the Idaho Falls temple, December 17, 1958. They settled in Twin Falls, Idaho. Their family consisted of two boys and two girls: John, Lillie, Dan, and Karen. Bob became Bishop of the LDS Church 1st Ward.

He continued serving faithfully in many leadership positions including that of being a counselor in the Twin Falls, Idaho Temple. Bob loved music, he played the trombone in various symphonies, had his own dance band in college and played in community productions and the Twin Falls City band. He was an active supporter to the Boy Scouts of America and was presented the Silver Beaver Award. He owned and operated the Professional Pharmacy in the Twin Falls Clinic for many years.

Survivors include his wife, Diane, his sons John (Michelle), Dan (Dana) and daughters Lillie (Stan Sandstrom) and Karen (Daniel Congram). There are thirteen grandchildren. Brothers, Mike King (Jeannette), David King (Cathy) and sister Ann Allen. Those who preceded him in death were: his parents, a sister Jean Marie, Mary Ruth (Dale Hobson), and brothers Billy and Julian "Jo" (Au Dean).

Funeral services for Bob will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 7, 2014 at the Twin Falls LDS Stake Center, 2085 South Temple Drive with Bishop Mitchell Moffitt conducting. Burial will follow at Twin Falls Cemetery. Military honors by Magic Valley Honor Guard and Idaho National Guard. A viewing for family and friends will take place on Sunday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at White Mortuary, 136 4th Ave. East, as well as from 10:00 a.m. until 10:50 a.m. at the church.

Services are under the direction of Trent Stimpson and staff at White Mortuary, Chapel by the Park, Twin Falls.

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  • Viewing for Family and Friends Sunday, April 6, 2014
  • Viewing for Family and Friends Monday, April 7, 2014
  • Funeral Services for Bob King Monday, April 7, 2014

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Darla Lammers Birch

April 15, 2014

Condolences to the King family. Bob was a dear family friend to the Harold Lammers family. I remember his kindness, his laughter, and his music ability. He was an amazing Bishop when I was growing up. God Bless. I send my love and prayers to all the King family. Darla Lammers Birch

Roger Warner

April 10, 2014

I have such fond memories of working with Bob at Professional Pharmacy as s young teenager. He was always a kind and gentle man and I know my parents were so fond of Bob, Diane and all the King family. May God bless you and give you comfort.

Elder Dick & Sister Marj Stimpson

April 6, 2014

Offering our deepest condolences at this difficult time

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April 4, 2014

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