James Robert “Jim” King, 66, of Orrick, passed away Saturday, June 6, 2020, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.
Jim was born on Feb. 25, 1954, in Lexington, the son of Arch Ellis and Margaret Ann (Claypole) King. He was united in marriage to Linda Louise Schreier of Orrick on Jan. 31, 1975; she survives of the home.
Jim also leaves behind his mother, Margaret “Ann” King of Orrick; two sons, James Michael King of Liberty and Timothy Arch King of Richmond; two grandsons, Hunter James King and Aiden Michael King; and four brothers, Michael Arch (Sheryl) King, Larry Lee (Inga) King, Terry Kurtis King and Floyd Kent King, all of Orrick
He was preceded in death by his father, Arch Ellis King.
Jim was reared and educated in the area of his birth and graduated from Orrick High School in 1973. During high school, he was active in all sports and his mother said he was a little on the ornery side.
Jim enjoyed working part time for area farmers while in high school. He worked almost 40 years for Westfall GMC, starting as a mechanic and finishing as parts manager. He worked at two of their locations, Rapid Ways in Kansas City, Missouri; and Freightliner in Kansas City, Kansas.
Jim enjoyed fishing and liked tinkering in his garage. With his family, he enjoyed going on four-wheeler vacations to different parks. The family has many fond memories of their four-wheeling days. He was especially fond of his grandsons and enjoyed swimming with them in their backyard pool. Jim was his boys’ biggest fan when they were in sports as Orrick Bearcats. You could always hear Jim over the crowd cheering on the team. He was a member of the Orrick Christian Church.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Orrick Christian Church. They can be left at or mailed to Thurman Funeral Home, 507 E. Main St.-P.O. Box 190, Richmond, MO 64085.
Visitation with memorial services occurred Thursday, June 11, 2020, at Thurman Funeral Home, Richmond, with visitation beginning at 10 a.m. and services following at 11 a.m. Inurnment followed the services in South Point Cemetery, Orrick. Ceremonies entrusted to Thurman Funeral Home, Richmond.
Please remember to share your memories of Jim with the family by visiting www.thurmanfuneralhome.com.