Roy Lee King, 78, of Alamogordo New Mexico passed away on Sunday, November 20, 2022, in his home surrounded by his family.
Roy was born in Hereford, Texas on January 17, 1944. Him and his family moved to Lompoc, California at the age of 11. His love for fast cars started as a teenager when he began working at the family service station. He then married the love of his life, Viola J. Martinez on December 16, 1964. After, he started his career as a plant operator for Grefco, where he retired 22 years later.
Roy loved spending time with his family, making them laugh, and taking charge of any project that they needed his help with. You could always find him working on something in the garage or yard, playing dice or at the casino with his wife, or disappearing to the hardware store. He was the epitome of a head of household, the most loving, gentle, and dependable husband, father, and papa. He will be deeply missed and cherished by all who knew him.
Roy is preceded in death by his parents, Oscar C. and Ola M. King; his siblings, William E. King, Jimmy R. King, Oscar C. King Jr., Robert E. King, and Ruby D. Rowan; his in-laws, Alfonso E. and Eumelia T. Martinez, Corrine Garcia and Toni Rivera.
His life will be cherished by his surviving family, his soul mate, Viola J. King; his siblings, Wanda N. Murphy, Clarence H. King, and Ola M. Cukr; his two daughters, Eileen (Shelley) M. King and Kimberly A. King; his son-in-laws, Jerry L. Anderson and Anthony J. Sanchez; his five grandchildren, Kellen L. Anderson, Marissa M. Anderson, Johnathan L. Sanchez, Jennie J. Ortega, and Alyssa N. Sanchez; his five great grandchildren, Nicole O. Sanchez, Brooklyn R. Ortega, Zayne L. Anderson, Asher C. Ortega, and Lennox L. Anderson. Survivors also include his sisters-in-law, Polly M. Romero (Phillip), Frances M. Alvarado (Frank), Darlene C. Tidwell (Aaron); many special nieces and nephews; as well as his beloved fur baby, Shadow.
Viewing will be held at 5:00 pm on Monday, November 28, 2022, at the Alamogordo Funeral Home with Rosary following at 6:00 pm.
The Celebration of Life for Roy will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, November 29, 2022, at the Alamogordo Funeral Home.
Anyone who would like to join us is welcome.
Pallbearers include Kellen Anderson, Johnathan Sanchez, Jimmy King, David Ortega, Wylee Curry, and Saxon Gladwell.
Honorary pallbearers are Jerry Anderson and Anthony Sanchez.
The King family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the services.