Lafayette Butch King
He was born July 3, 1949 in Big Fork, Arkansas to J.D. and Edna (Bates) King. He grew up and attended school in Springfield, graduating from Thurston High School in 1967. He married Gloria Hill in Springfield that same year.
They moved to Prineville in 1968 where Mr. King worked for C.O.I.N. (American Pine Products).
His hobbies included trail riding on horseback, hunting, fishing and raising miniature horses. He was also a dedicated Dallas Cowboys fan.
He was a member of the Northwest Miniature Horse Club and the High Desert Miniature Horse Club of Central Oregon.
Survivors include his wife Gloria King of Prineville; mother, Edna King of Springfield; daughters, Bobbi King of Bend, Jennifer King of Prineville, Kimberley Burge of Prineville; brothers, Clinton King of Coburg, Danny King and Jimmie King of Springfield; sister, Sharon Dickens of Eugene; seven grandchildren, three nieces and two nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Visitation will take place at the Prineville Funeral Home today from 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Fri., June 29 at the Prineville Community Church at 10 a.m. Pastor Scott Davis will officiate. Vault interment will follow at Juniper Haven Cemetery.
Prineville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.