Robert “ Lincoln's Story
Robert “ Lincoln " King Robert “ Lincoln “ King, CW0-3, 78, of Buckeye, AZ, died November 22, 2017 in Buckeye. He was born February 16, 1939 to Eugene and Mary King in Long Beach, CA. Robert graduated from Southern Illinois University with a BS in Occupational Education. He retired from the US Navy in 1980 after 23 years of meritorious service. A veteran of the Vietnam war, he received numerous commendation medals including the Bronze Star. As part of his service, Robert served in the elite Special Forces as a Navy SEAL, Underwater Demolition Team 13 and fulfilled his childhood dream of making a difference to his country by serving in the military. He was a member of the VFW, DAV and the UDT-SEAL Association. Robert is survived by his wife Patti Ann King; sons Robert King Jr., Michael King, James King, step-son John Francis; sister Anita L. Batz, brother-in- law Charles Batz and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. Committal services will be held at 10:30 am on Tuesday, December 5th at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd in Phoenix, AZ. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the VFW, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) or the UDT Seal Association Inc at: 1619 D Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23459 or call 757.363.7490, ext.203 Condolences to the family can be left at www.ThompsonFuneralChapel.com.
Published on  December 11, 2017