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Robert King

April 30, 1949 — July 23, 2019

Robert F. "Bob" King, 70, of Secor, IL passed away at 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at his residence surrounded by his family.
He was born on April 30, 1949 in Tonica, IL a son of Robert L. and Carolyn Burgess King. He married Kathleen P. Armstrong on April 24, 1971 in Peoria, IL. She survives.
Survivors also include four sons, David (Judy) King of Lexington, NC; Matthew (Amelia) King of Secor; Thomas (Kim) King of Lincoln; Patrick King of Normal; one brother, Jeff (Wendy) King of Minonk; one sister, Laurel Brodsky of Pennsylvania; 12 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his foster son, Karl Arrington of Galesburg, and close friends Mike and Jane Crowley of Creve Coeur and Bill and Toni Schaumburg of Mackinaw.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents and one infant sister.
He operated R. F. King Bookkeeping and Tax Services out of Secor.
Robert joined the Coast Guard Reserves right after high school in June 1967 and served through May 1973. He was a member of Tonica American Legion Post #260, El Paso Masonic Lodge #246. He enjoyed coaching JFL in Eureka, and the Society for Creative Anachronism. He was an Eagle Scout. Robert was active in the Boy Scouts in El Paso. He enjoyed bowling in his free time and he loved to fly planes. Bob's favorite vacation spot was the Upper Peninsula of Michigan near Aura, Michigan where he had a small summer cabin on Lake Superior.
Robert was a member of the St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church in Peoria where funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 27, 2019. Rev. Waylon Lawrence will officiate. Visitation will be held on Friday, July 26, 2019 from 5-7p.m. at the Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Eureka and also one hour prior to services at church on Saturday. Masonic Services will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, July 26, 2019 at Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Eureka.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Children's Hospital or St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church. Online condolences may be made sent to the family at


JUL 26. 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CDT)

Argo-Ruestman-Harris Eureka
508 South Main Street
Eureka, IL 61530-1316


JUL 27. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)

St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church
4911 North Knoxville
Peoria, IL 61614

Funeral service

JUL 27. 11:00 AM (CDT)

St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church
4911 North Knoxville
Peoria, IL 61614

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