Fred Earl King, Jr., 83, of Mauriceville, went to be with his Lord, on Monday, October 21, 2013 after an extended illness.  He was at home, where he wanted to be, surrounded by family.

Fred was born in Beaumont on September 10, 1930 to Fred Sr. and Azalea King.  He is pre-deceased by his parents and his brother, Jon King.

He leaves his beloved wife of 60 years, Edna Jewell King.  They were married on August 29, 1953.  They were blessed with two children, Steven Earl King and Kathy Ann Tirrill.  In addition to his children, daughter-in law, Karen King.  He was known as Pawpaw to his grandchildren; Brandon, Ryan, Porter, Sabrina and Audrey.

His brother, Jack King and wife, LaRue, sister-in law Bennie King, many nieces, nephews and countless close friends survive him.

Fred was an active member of First Baptist Church of Mauriceville, where he served as a Deacon and was a Master Mason in Lodge Madison No. 126, Orange, Texas.  Fred retired after working for Ameripol Synpol, City of Orange, and Gulf States Utilities.

Visitation will be held at Claybar Funeral Home, Friday, October 25, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Funeral services will be at First Baptist Church of Mauriceville, Saturday, October 26 at 10:00 AM.

For friends who desire, contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church Mauriceville Building Fund.

Pallbearers will be Brandon King, Gary King, Rick Johnson, Jeff Sherrod, Gary Sherrod, and Porter Tirrill. Honorary pallbearers will be Gene Smith, A.J. Brown, Jerry White, and Johnnie Ray Smith.

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