Ralph Cline King

Ralph Cline King

Ralph Cline King, 92, of Monticello, passed away on June 30, 2016 at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello.

He served in the U.S. Army and was a World War II veteran. He was a retired river boat captain and was of the Baptist faith.

Mr. King was born on November 2, 1923 at Tyro and was the son of the late Earnest King and Grace Olive McGraw. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, Johnny King, and one sister, Olive Clark.

Survivors include his wife Joann May King of Monticello; four sons, Ralph King, Jr. of Star City, Ronnie King and wife Linda of Monticello, Paul King and wife Peggy of Star City and Terry King of Oregon; three daughters, Phyllis Cater of Dermott, Kathy Bradley and husband Glen of Dumas and Gail Cruz and husband Frank of Grady; a stepson, Scott Durham of Monticello; three stepdaughters, Lisa Lloyd and husband Danny of Ladelle, Karen Clowers and husband Alvin of McGehee and Renee Harris and husband Bob of Monticello; one brother, Ray King of Monticello; and three sisters, Frances Hale of Brandon, Mississippi, Joan Drake of San Antonio, Texas and Paula Treadwell of Wichita, Kansas.

Funeral services will be held on July 3 at 2 p.m. at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello with Rev. Jason Cater officiating. Burial will military honors will follow at Lone Sassafras Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service time.