Ronald Dean King

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HAUGHTON – A Memorial Service for the life of Ronald Dean King will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at Hill Crest Memorial Chapel with Rev. Ira Schilling officiating. The family will be receiving friends at 10:00 a.m. the hour prior to the service.

Ronald was born in Pampa, TX on August 27, 1931 to Dorothy and Samuel Cicero King. He was raised in Brasher Falls, NY and attended Brasher-Stockholm High School. After serving his country in the Air Force and then the Army Reserve, “Ron” started his civilian career as an electrician working on the initial building of the lock and dam system of the St. Lawrence Seaway. He was an active member of the IBEW which, in turn, led to a long career with the American Federation of Government Employees in Washington, D.C. He was very proud of the work he accomplished in labor-management relations. He lived by a strong work ethic which he instilled in his children. He was a tireless advocate for workers’ rights and passed the knowledge he gained on by teaching labor-management relations and contract negotiations across the country. He retired and moved to Haughton, LA. He was a member of the Southern Methodist Church of Haughton. Ron loved horses. He bred and raised thoroughbreds which raced on tracks in Maryland and Louisiana.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his beloved wife of 58 years Geraldine Tyo King, and brothers Kenneth and Curtis.

He is survived by his sister Nancy King Ruiz of Brasher Falls, NY; daughter Pamela Donahue of King Mountain, NC, son Steven Samuel King, daughter Cheryl Romero and husband Russell, all of Bossier City; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

The family requests that memorials be made to Harmony Life Hospice, 2529 East 70th Street, Ste. 306, Shreveport, LA 71105.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the staff at Live Oak Health Center and Harmony Life Hospice for their care and compassion.

Condolences may be left for the family and the guestbook may be signed at www.hillcrestmemorialfh.com