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Billie Ray King

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Billie Ray King, 62, of Bellefontaine, passed away at Grant Medical Center in Columbus on Friday, April 26, 2013.

He was born in Powderly, Ky., on May 6, 1950, to the late James T. and Inez C. Mitchell King. He also was preceded in death by his sisters, Connie and Debbie King, Betty Jean Williams and Lana Bevil.

In 1975, he married Deborah Lynn Horne in Collinsville, Ill., and she survives, along with two sons, William Lee and Thomas Ray King, both of Bellefontaine; his brothers, Danny James King of Bellefontaine and James Thomas King Jr. of Hobart, Ind.; his grandchildren, Ashley Elizabeth and Alexis Grace King; stepgrandchildren, James Aaron and Kelsey Rose Castle; and many nieces and nephews.

A truck driver, he was a member of the Indian Lake Eagles Lodge and Moose Lodge. He liked to play poker, enjoyed traveling, vacationing and watching all sports on television.

Pastor C.J. Plogger officiates a funeral at 11 a.m. Monday at Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine, where visitation is one hour prior to the funeral and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Burial is in Bellefontaine Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105.

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