Graveside services for Billy Gene King, 74, of Rockdale were held Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011, at Forest Grove Cemeter y near Rockdale with Rev. Ray Dennis officiating.

Mr. King died Saturday, Oct. 8, in a Temple hospital.

He was born Oct. 26, 1936, in Blytheville, Arkansas, to Clyde and Lilly (Wilson) King.

Mr. King was a Rockdale resident for the past 30 years.

He married Patsy Ruth Strickland.

He was an Army veteran and enjoyed working w ith wood, fishing, barbecue cookoffs, being with his family and traveling.

Mr. King was a building contractor in Pasadena, a shrimper, and a millwright.

Survivors are his wife of 55 years, Patsy King of Rockdale; a daughter, Teresa Meadors and husband Monte of LaPorte; a sister, Dorothy Russell of Point; and two grandchildren, Nickolas and Cheyenne; also, many nieces, nephews and in-laws.

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