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Harry Lyle King Sr.

November 23, 1927 ~ September 19, 2021 (age 93)


Harry Lyle King Sr. 93, of Urbana passed away on Sunday, September 19, 2021, at University Rehab in Urbana, IL.

A visitation will be held on September 27, 2021, from 10 – 11 am at the Renner-Wikoff Chapel in Urbana.

A funeral service at 11am at the Renner Wikoff Chapel. Following the Burial will be a graveside service at Eastlawn Cemetery in Urbana, IL.

Harry was born on November 23, 1927, in Champaign, IL to parents Charles and Ardis (Brown) King. He attended Champaign High School and enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he proudly served during World War II. During his career Harry worked at Illinois Central Railroad as a Railroad Engineer for 38 years. Also, during his career Harry owned and operated King Print. The print shop was located in his basement where he would fill orders for many local businesses. Harry was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive and Engineers, Old Rails and New Ties, and a member of the First Christian Church in Champaign. Harry married his wife Olive Woods King on December 30, 1947, in San Benito, TX. Together they raised a family and enjoyed many years together. Harry will be dearly missed by his loved ones.

Survivors include his wife Olive King; children Cecil (Susan) King of Farmer City; Harry (Ruth) King Jr. of Penfield; James (Robin) King of Urbana; Fred (Gaye) King of Mahomet; and Becky (Edgar) Norton of Bloomington; 15 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, and 10 great great grandchildren.

Harry is preceded in death by his parents and brother Charles (Pat) King.

In Lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Champaign Park District Dog Parks, Champaign County Humane Society and/or donor’s choice.

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September 27, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Renner Wikoff Chapel (Philo Road, Urbana, Illinois)

Funeral Service
September 27, 2021

11:00 AM
Renner Wikoff Chapel (Philo Road, Urbana, Illinois)

Graveside Service
September 27, 2021

11:30 AM
Eastlawn Cemetery, Urbana

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