A celebration of life for Gerald B. King, 81, a lifelong Nevadan and current Yerington resident, will be at 11 a.m. Feb. 17 at the Yerington Vineyard Fellowship Church, 307 Broadway in Yerington, with the Rev. Dave Chism officiating. A reception will follow the service at the Casino West Convention Center.
Mr. King died Feb. 1, 2007, at South Lyon Medical Center Long Term Care. He was born June 21, 1925, in Battle Mountain, to Roy King and Ida Weaver King.
He married Lois Lannue on June 21, 1943, in Winnemucca.
He worked in mining; for Lander County as a road superintendent for four years; and for Wells Cargo for 30 years before he retired.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II for two years.
Before moving to Yerington, Mr. King lived in Lovelock, Carlin and Luning.
Mr. King was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Copper Hills Good Sam Chapter.
He enjoyed fishing, telling stories, camping, family gatherings, making pancakes, and watching his granddaughters and great-grandchildren play sports.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years and brother, Phillip King.
Among his survivors are his son and daughter-in-law, Myrl and Charlotte King; sister, Dell Sumin; three granddaughters; six great-grandchildren, all of Yerington; and numerous extended-family members.
Memorial donations may be made to South Lyon Medical Center Long Term Care, P.O. Box 940, Yerington, NV, 89447.
Frietas Rupracht Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Friends may send a message to the family guest book at www.FRFH.net.