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Larry Ray King

August 26, 1936 — January 14, 2023

Larry Ray King


Larry Ray King, Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Friend, passed away peacefully at home January 14th, 2023, at the age of 86. He was born August 26, 1936, in Ogden, Utah, the eldest of four children of Leon D. King and Wanda Mae Butterfield King.

He attended schools in Ogden - Lewis Jr. High, Ogden High School, and Weber State University.

He married Dixie Kay Richardson May 25, 1956, in the Logan Temple. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in many callings and capacities in his ward and stake and was loved by all who knew him. Some of the callings were: Activity Counselor, Aaronic Priesthood Advisor, High Priests Group Leader, Sunday School Teacher, and Stake Sunday School Presidency. Also, he served in two Bishoprics in the South Weber 1st and 2nd Wards. He was a Home Teacher and a great speaker.

He worked for the Browning Arms Company for over 33 years and was President of Bag Boy Golf Company for 7 years. He continued to work in the golf industry as a representative for various companies for the next 20 years, but he claimed the funnest job he ever had was delivering flowers for a local florist. He loved to brighten someone's day, and what better way than with a bouquet of flowers.

His family was most important to him and always came first. He showed his love for his wife, children, and grandchildren on a daily basis. Many of his kids and grandkids lived close enough to spend some time with him every day. His outgoing personality and contagious smile won him many friendships which he nourished through the years. He had a wonderful sense of humor and was always fun to be with.

His favorite activity was softball, where he played and coached until he was 80 years old. He was inducted into the Utah Softball Hall of Fame, and he continued to play ball in leagues and tournaments year-round all through his sixties and seventies. He loved to play in the Huntsman World Senior Games every year, receiving his 15-year ring and later, a gold watch for 20 years of play. He played for the love of the game but also for the cherished friendships he developed with so many wonderful ball players and their families.

He is survived by the love of his life, his wife, Dixie Kay King of South Weber, 6 children and their spouses: Kip L. King, South Weber, Casey H. King (Shari), Syracuse, Chris L. King, Taylorsville, Steven R. King, South Weber, Janea Amy Jackson (Stacy), Salt Lake City, Kyle R. King (Alison), South Weber, 19 Grandchildren, 14 Great Grandchildren. He is also survived by one brother, Kelly King (Wendy) Randolph, Utah.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother (Noel) and sister (Eloise).

He was a dedicated husband and father. He leaves a legacy of gentleness and patience. He was greatly loved and will be dearly missed.

Memorial Services will be held Jan. 20, 2023, at 11:00 AM at the LDS Church 1401 E. South Weber Drive, South Weber.

Friends may call at the Mortuary on Jan. 19 from 6-8PM and on the 20th one hour prior to the Memorial Service at the church.

Interment will be at Ogden City Cemetery .

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