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Homer C. King, Jr., 91, St. Joseph, MO

Homer C. King, Jr., 91, of St. Joseph, passed away Wednesday, October 16, 2013.

Homer C. King, Jr., 91, of St. Joseph, passed away Wednesday, October 16, 2013.

Homer was born on September 19, 1922 in St. Joseph to Homer C. and Birdie (Ozenberger) King, Sr. He graduated from Central High School and attended William Jewel College in Liberty, Missouri and the University of Kansas.

He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II, and flew 26 bombing missions over Germany. His plane was shot down and was taken as prisoner of war for over 14 months in Germany.

Homer was active in the automobile business and operated King’s East Airdrome in St. Joseph. He enjoyed traveling throughout the country and owned a place in Long Lost Lake, Minnesota, where they spent many enjoyable summers fishing and boating.

His first wife, Martha, passed away in 1981. He has been married to Mary Lois King since 1983, she survives of the home. Homer was also preceded in death by his parents.

Additional surviving family includes sister, Susan R. Fay and her husband, Robert; nephew, Steve Fay and his wife, Kitty and their children, Jack and William Fay, niece, Carol Haenisch and her daughter, Susan Haenisch.

Celebration of Life 2:00 PM Monday, October 21, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, Florida 32256.

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