Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

May 23, 2013

Milledge Howard King


Mineral Wells Index

— Milledge Howard King, 66, of Brownwood, passed away at his residence with his family by his side Monday, May 20, 2013.

Services for Milledge were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at Blaylock Funeral Home Chapel with Ryan Smithey officiating.

Interment will be 2 p.m. Thursday, May 23, 2013, at Woodland Park Cemetery in Mineral Wells, Texas. Visitation was held Tuesday evening at Blaylock Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m.

Milledge was born on March 18, 1947, in Mineral Wells, to Bill and Winifred King. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1964 and served three tours in Vietnam.

He married his loving wife of 23 years, Ginger Barnum King, in 1989 and they had five kids. In 1990, they moved to Brownwood where he worked for the U.S. Postal Service as a mailman.

Milledge had many hobbies he enjoyed including traveling, reading western books and he loved reading the Bible.

Milledge leaves behind his wife, Ginger King; sons, Billy Rodgers, and wife, Sandra of Coleman, Vyron Funderburk and wife, Becky, of Rising Star; John Rodgers of Bosier City, La.; daughters, Diana Malmay, and husband, Roy, of Marthaville, La., Rita Wilson and husband, Larry, of Rising Star; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters, Lynn Rose James, and husband of Irving, Gertrude King Dawson and husband, Thurman Eugene Dawson Jr., of Springtown; and brother Homer Pittman Jr., of Waco.

He is preceded in death by his biological father, Bill King; mother, Winifred Cox King; and adoptive father, Homer Pittman Sr.

He was loved by many and will be missed greatly by them; there will be a void in their lives without him.

Online condolences for the family may be left at www.blaylockfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Blaylock Funeral Home.