|Birth: ||Nov. 8, 1923|
|Death: ||Sep. 3, 2007|
Graveside military honors for former Grants City Manager and 1st Lt. USAF (Ret.) Frank Lynn King, Jr., will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery on Sept. 21, 2007, at 3 p.m. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007, 10:00 a.m., at Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Albuquerque at 10 a.m.
King, 83, passed away Sept. 3, 2007, following a long battle with pulmonary disease. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force with the rank of first lieutenant.
Born in Chicago on Nov. 8, 1923, he was raised in El Dorado, Arkansas, with his older brother Garrett, and his younger sister Ethel. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1942 and was trained as a B-17 bomber pilot.
King was employed by the City of Grants in March, 1978, as the first city engineer in the city's history. He was later hired as the city manager and performed both jobs of manager and engineer until his retirement in 1989. He remained in retirement until his passing.
King's engineering career included tenures at Sandia Laboratories, Machine Engineering, Inc, American Car and Foundry, the Frank L. King Company, and numerous consulting positions around the nation.
King was awarded the USAF Distinguished Flying Cross, the USAF Air Medal and the Purple Heart.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Ann; sons Robert MacGuffie King and wife Judy of Hurst, Texas, Dr. James King and wife Susan of Fredericksburg, Texas, Charles King, of Fredericksburg, Texas, and daughter-in-law Sandy King of Virginia; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; sister Ethel Womack of Little Rock, Ark., and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Agda King; in-laws Dr. Robert N. and Jessie MacGuffie, brother Garrett King, son Maj. Frank Lynn King III and grandson Nichol MacGuffie King.
In lieu of flowers, the King family requests that donations be made to Project S.H.A.R.E, a medical charity devoted to helping AIDS victims and their families in Kenya.
French Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
Ann Craig MacGuffie King (1925 - 2014)*
Santa Fe National Cemetery
Santa Fe County
New Mexico, USA
Created by: Kenneth D. Bogard
Record added: Sep 17, 2007
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