Earl Edward King, age 77 from Prairieville, La., passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on September 19, 2022.  He was born  September 6, 1945 in Bogalusa,  La. where he also spent his childhood.  He was a resident of Prairieville for 42 years. He was retired from industrial construction.  His hobbies were woodworking, camping & playing the guitar.  Earl was also a member of New River Baptist Church.

Earl, affectionately known as Peewee, is survived by his loving wife of 57 years Peggy Smith King and two sons Eddie (& Ingrid) King of Central, La and John King of Prairieville, La.  He had 5  grandchildren that he deeply adored and loved: Josh King, Ashton King, Morgan King, Ty King and Ellen ( & Doug) King Hawkins and 3 great grandchildren Jaylen King, Jaxon King & Trinity King. 

He is also survived by his 2 brothers Michael (Fran) King and Roland (Renee) King and an uncle who was like a brother Pete (Shelia) King all of Prairieville. He shared a special bond with his wife’s sister & brother-in-law Jim & Bobbie Lilly of Gonzales.  He leaves behind numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents Earl & Comoletha (Jones) King. 

A service will be held Saturday, September 24, 2022 at New River Baptist Church (45270 Hwy 429 St Amant, La) Family visitation will be from 12 noon to 1PM and friends and family 1-2PM.  Services start at 2:00 PM Officiated by his pastor Bro Craig Forque. Eulogy will be given by Joseph Lilly. Pallbearers are Joshua King, Ty King, Doug Hawkins, Chad Anderson, Randy Lilly & Chris King. Honorary Pallbearers are Jessie Johnson, Josh Rowley, Chad King, Cameron Allen, Carl Holland, Jr & Bailey Jenkins. 

Arrangements were made with Church Funeral Services.  The family would like to thank everyone for their continued love, support and prayers!

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