Verlyn E. King, 75, our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend passed away on November 19, 2016 surrounded by those who loved him most, his family at the McKay Dee Hospital. Dad was born July 5, 1941 in Santa Cruz, California to Sterling and Aldean King. He was raised on a family farm in Richfield, Idaho where he graduated from Richfield High School.
He then went to the University of Idaho. He served in the North West LDS Mission. When he returned home he married the love of his life, Anita Marie Davis on June 28, 1963 in the Idaho Falls Temple. From their marriage came seven children, five boys and two girls.
Dad worked at Wards Cheese Company, Vitro, JJ White Welding, U&I Sugar Factory, Thiokol, Vulcraft and the Garland Cemetery. Dad retired from Vulcraft in 2007. After retirement he enjoyed doing his hobbies, these included, camping with family, hunting, fishing, golf, wood working, metal work, coaching, travelling with his wife, and cheering on his grandkids.
He was a member of the Garland 1st Ward and is a member of the Garland 4th Ward and served as an Elder, Seventy, High Priest, Stake Mission President and Boy Scout Leader. He enjoyed volunteering his time with the Garland Fire Department where he received the life time status award for 47 years of service.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years Anita M. King; children, Shannon (Linda) King of Garland, Shane King, deceased, (Cami King Fowles) of Hyde Park, Dallas (Renee) King of Tremonton, Tara King (Brett Smith) of Smithfield, Tonya (Cam) Hendricks of Perry; 16 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; four brothers, twin Merlyn, Boyd, Randy, Terry; three sisters, Dawnetta, Rena, Rita; and spouses.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sons, Shane, Darren and Travis; brother, Brent King; sister Loretta Mallea and grandson Spencer Bartholomew.
Funeral services for Verlyn will be held on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Garland Tabernacle (140 W. Factory). Viewings will be held on Friday evening, November 25, 2016 from 6-8 p.m. at the Rogers & Taylor Funeral Home (111 N. 100 E.- Tremonton) and prior to the funeral service at the church from 9:30- 10:30 a.m. Interment in the Garland Cemetery.