|Birth: ||Dec. 17, 1944|
|Death: ||Mar. 1, 1966, Vietnam|
LONNIE R. KING
CPL 1 MAR 3 MAR DIV
DEC 17 1944 MARCH 1 1966
Beloved son of Jonelle Lofton King.
Lonnie is buried beside his sister, Sandra King Anderson near a wooden bench in Memphis Memorial Park Cemetery. His mother, Jonelle joined them July 8, 2015.
Funeral services with military honors were held for Marine CPL. Lonnie R. King at Memorial Park Cemetery. A guard of honor composed of Marines from the Memphis Naval Air Station at Millington took part in the service.
He was the son of the late Fire Department Captain Ralph King and Jonelle Lofton King. He was a graduate of Kingsbury High School.
The body of the 21 year old Memphian was returned to Memphis on March 7, 1966. He died at the military hospital at Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines.
Corporal King was wounded in Vietnam January 29 when his unit made a landing near Quang Ngai. He was the 18th Shelby County fighting man to die as a result of enemy action in Vietnam.
Published in The Commercial Appeal on March 7, 1966. (edited)
Ralph D. King (1924 - 1999)
Jonelle Lofton King (1923 - 2015)
Sandra King Anderson (1943 - 1972)*
Lonnie R King (1944 - 1966)
Memorial Park Cemetery
Plot: Oaklawn #256
Created by: Shirley Stewart Milford
Record added: Nov 18, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 80669640