James Robert “Jim” King, 66, of Orrick, passed away Saturday, June 6, 2020, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.
Jim was born on February 25, 1954, in Lexington, the son of Arch Ellis and Margaret Ann (Claypole) King. He was united in marriage to Linda Louise Schreier of Orrick on January 31, 1975; she survives of the home.
Jim also leaves behind: mother, Margaret “Ann” King of Orrick; two sons, James Michael King of Liberty and Timothy Arch King of Richmond; two grandsons, Hunter James King and Aiden Michael King; and four brothers: Michael Arch (Sheryl) King, Larry Lee (Inga) King, Terry Kurtis King, and Floyd Kent King, all of Orrick
He was preceded in death by his father, Arch Ellis King.
Jim was reared and educated in the area of his birth and graduated from the Orrick High School in 1973. During high school, he was active in all sports and his mother said he was a little on the ornery side. Jim enjoyed working part-time for area farmers while in high school. He worked almost 40 years for Westfall GMC, starting as a mechanic, and finishing as parts manager. He worked at two of their locations, Rapid Ways in KCMO and Freight Liner in KCK. Jim enjoyed fishing and liked tinkering in his garage. As a family, he enjoyed going on four-wheeler vacations to different parks. The family has many fond memories of their four wheeling days. He was especially fond of his grandsons and enjoyed swimming with them in their backyard pool. Jim was his boys’ biggest fan, when they were in sports as Orrick Bearcats; you could always hear Jim over the crowd cheering the team on. He was a member of the Orrick Christian Church.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Orrick Christian Church. They can be left at or mailed to Thurman Funeral Home, 507 East Main Street-P.O. Box 190, Richmond, MO 64085.
Visitation with memorial services will be held on Thursday, June 11, 2020, at Thurman Funeral Home, Richmond, with visitation beginning at 10:00 A.M., with services to follow at 11:00 A.M. Inurnment will follow services in South Point Cemetery, Orrick. Ceremonies entrusted to Thurman Funeral Home, Richmond. Please remember to share your memories of Jim with the family by visiting www.thurmanfuneralhome.com.