Robert “Bob” King

Robert “Bob” King, age 89 of Clinton and Tecumseh passed away Monday, May 13, 2019 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. He was born on April 15, 1930 in Chicago, IL. the son of Raymond Abby and Ruth Amanda (Wright) King. They moved to Monroe, MI when Robert was an infant.  Robert enlisted in the Navy at 17 and served for 4 years.  He returned to go to Olivet College where he met his beautiful wife Judie Ann Milliman, they were married September 1, 1956 and spent 62 years together.  They moved their family to Clinton where he resided until he passed away. He was preceded in death by both parents and younger brother Ralph.

Robert was involved with Clinton Community Schools as a beloved P.E. Teacher for 29 years and coach.  He coached many sports throughout his years.  He was also very involved in ushering at the University of Michigan for football for 30 years, boys basketball, girls basketball and gymnastics.  He went to Michigan softball, volleyball and basketball games as well as Clinton sports until he passed.

He leaves behind his wife Judie, daughters, Linda (Danny) Jurasek and Ruth (Wally) Garner.   He also leaves behind a sister-in-law Sharon King and a niece Michelle (George) Mayer of Maryland and a nephew Shawn King of Maryland.  He also had six wonderful grandchildren, Andrea (Phil) Muldowney, Allison (Matt) Ruhl, Melissa (Damon) Loftis, Heather (Brad) Parker, Kelly (Kenny) Wuorenma, and Adam (Amanda) Jurasek. He was also blessed with noise and chaos of 14 great grandchildren!  He was also known as “Grandpa King” to many Clinton student athletes.

Visitation for Bob will be on Friday, May 17, 2019 from 12-4 pm and 6-8 pm at the Clinton Chapel of Handler Funeral Home.  The Funeral Service will be at 11 am Saturday at the
Clinton High School Gymnasium with Pastor Diane White officiating with visitation from 10 am until the time of the service.  Military honors under the auspices of Clinton American
Legion Post #176 will follow the service. In lieu of flowers send donations to Clinton Community Schools Athletic Department. Condolences may be offered to the family at    


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