Ivan R. King, age 85, of Plymouth, Ohio, passed away at his home on Sunday, February 14, 2021, surrounded by his family. He was born June 13, 1935 in Minnie, KY to the late Henry and Della (Collins) King. He retired from MTD in Willard and was a Plymouth Township Trustee for 24 years. He was a member of the Little Rebecca Old Regular Baptist Church in Plymouth, Ohio. Ivan loved to fish, hunt and work in his garden. He was an Army Veteran who served during the Korean War.
He is survived by his wife, Helen Jean (Mitchell) King, whom he married August 5, 1958; a son, Gary (Beth) King of Shelby and a daughter, Lisa (Dave) Phillips of Plymouth. He is also survived by 6 grandchildren, Andy (Lisa) King, Brad (Emily) King, Lillian (Thomas) Welling, Dan (Amanda) Phillips, Sarah (Nick) Butorac and Molly Phillips and 10 great grandchildren, McKinnley, Audrey, Garrison, Charleigh, Alexandria, Clyde, Quinten, Lenore, Abigail and Mary. Survived by 3 brothers, Leroy (Gisela) King of Galion, Jerry King of Columbus and Romeo King of Plymouth and his twin sisters, Linda (Cledis) Slone of Willard and Brenda Caudill of Willard., along with numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Della King and a sister, Ellarie Jones.
Visitation will be Wednesday, February 17, 2021 from 3:00 to 7:00 PM at the Secor Funeral Home in Plymouth. The funeral service will be Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at the Little Rebecca Old Regular Baptist Church in Plymouth, with the Elders of the church officiating. Burial will be at the Greenlawn Cemetery in Plymouth. Memorial contributions may be made to the Little Rebecca Church or to Stein Hospice of Sandusky. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com.
Darrell and Sue Moll - Feb 25, 2021
Sending our love and prayers for the King family at this difficult time. God’s Peace
Darrell and Marilyn Shepherd - Feb 19, 2021
We are saddened with the loss of Ivan to the King family. You have our deepest sympathy. Ivan was a wonderful man to all who knew him. Heaven gained an Angel for sure. Prayers at this time of loss to the King family
Bonnie Patton - Feb 18, 2021
I am so sorry to all of you my thoughts and prayers 🙏 going out to the family..
Brenda Cramer - Feb 18, 2021
I’m so sorry for your loss. Praying for God to comfort you all.
Jackie Mitchell Meade (Chuck, Cody, and Chayce) - Feb 17, 2021
My family and I would like to express our deepest sympathies. I have many fond memories of Uncle Ivan and want you to know how sorry I am for your loss. Your family is in our prayers and please give Aunt Helen our love. Sincerely, Jackie
Rick and Kim Collins - Feb 17, 2021
May God be with the King families providing comfort and peace. So sorry for your loss.
Jeanie Mitchell Mullins - Feb 17, 2021
My thoughts are with you all, prayers for comfort and peace, hugs to Aunt Helen, cousins Lisa and Gary, love you all 🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻❤️
Sister Diane Hay - Feb 17, 2021
My prayers of sympathy are with the family of Mr. King. I have been keeping him in my prayers. I am so very sorry to hear of his death. May you feel the comfort and peace that can only come from God.
Debbie and Edward Kanney/Shelby Gibson - Feb 17, 2021
He is a man you could meet years later and it was just like yesterday. Ivan being my families neighbor for years brought joy to us all. May God's love surround you all and give comfort at this sad time.
Vicky Hale - Feb 17, 2021
It breaks my heart to hear the sad news about Ivan. He was a kind man who would always take time to sit down and talk with you and ask how you were doing. I’m sure going to miss him. My sincere condolences to the family.
Jeff picklesimer - Feb 17, 2021
To The King Family sorry for the loss every time I used to come into town I used to go by the house there and beat the horn he knew it was me I have fond memories of him at Midwest and he work with my dad Grover for a long time he will be sorely missed why a lot of people once again our thoughts and our prayers are with you he was a very good man
Danny and Beth Montgomery - Feb 16, 2021
This man right here is the absolute definition of a friend, gentleman and, I'm sure, father, grandfather, uncle, husband, brother etc. We will so miss his little visits, sharing a cup of coffee or two and the many stories told. If he didn't have his dear Helen with him, he never stayed too long saying "I have to get back to my girl". Danny will truly miss the mentor and friend he had in Ivan. Although we are certain he is in Gods hands now, we surly will feel the void in our hearts. Our deepest sympathy to all.
Trish Palmer Tarr - Feb 16, 2021
Lisa and family.....so sorry to hear about Ivan. I have many fond memories of him from over the years when our 2 families were together for a special event. Thinking of of you all during this difficult time. Rest in peace Ivan.
Ginger McKenzie - Feb 16, 2021
Prayers to you Helen and family. Our hearts go out to you for the loss of such a kind man, and friend of many years. He always had a hug and kind words no matter where we seen him. He was a comfort to us through our sad times and a wonderful member of Dad’s church family. He will truly be missed. Love and hugs to you all❤️
Mike & Margie Payne - Feb 16, 2021
I hope that our Lord brings you and your family the much- needed peace during this sad time. Our deepest condolences to you and your family.
Patty and John Reppart - Feb 16, 2021
Extending our love and prayers for Lisa and all the King families. Keep your memories close and talk about your loved one always. May God bless you and give you peace and comfort at this most difficult time. ♥️🌹🙏
David and Roberta Mathias - Feb 16, 2021
You have our sincere condolences for your loss. He was always a great guy. He will be missed.
Harles Gibson - Feb 16, 2021
My condolence to Helen and all the king family, Ivan King was and will be remembered for his honesty and kindness for all. We have lost but, Heaven has gained. Rest in peace my friend.
Mike and Linda Veletean - Feb 16, 2021
May God comfort you and carry you through this sad time as you grieve. Remember we will keep you in our prayers and our deepest sympathy to the entire King family.
Susie Lory - Feb 16, 2021
I am so saddened by your loss. Ivan was such good, kind, fun man. My condolences go out to you, Helen, and your entire family God bless you all.
Jim Wilson, Cindy Workman - Feb 16, 2021
Keeping you close in thought & prayer. May he rest peacefully in the presence of our Lord.
Lisa Salisbury - Feb 16, 2021
I’m so sorry for the loss of Uncle Ivan my prayers are with all of you and especially Aunt Helen. I will never forget all the family dinners at Papaw and Mamaw Mitchell’s with everyone. The last time me and Jeanie came to visit your dad was so funny he treated us like his own daughters. I’ll never forget that visit. My love to you all.
Vickie Martin - Feb 16, 2021
I'm so sorry for your loss! He was such a wonder person and was my brother in Christ. A real loss to the Little Rebecca Church and the Old Regular Baptist. He was so good to go to our little churches and support them. He will truly be missed!
Ronald Keith Slone - Feb 16, 2021
Finally Brethren, as Apostle Paul was ready to exit this life...Brother Ivan...can breathe the same words..after fighting a good fight and finishing his course..now home to receive the crown of Life..exchanging his cross for that most glorious Crown...through Jesus Christ..waiting for the rest of us to catch up..God Bless You wonderful Brother..R.I.P....till in the morning..prayers for family & friends...Love you All
Janet Hines - Feb 16, 2021
My deepest sympathy to all of the King family. Ivan is no longer in pain and may he now rest in peace. Hold onto all of the memories and peace and comfort to all.
Newman & Darlene King - Feb 16, 2021
We are saddened by the loss of Ivan. He always gave a hug or a handshake when we seen him. He will be missed by so many.Especially Helen,Gary,and Lisa, family. He is at peace with his Lord. You are in our hearts and prayers at this time. xoxo Newman & Darlene