Earl Eugene "Babe" King
Geddes - Earl "Babe" Eugene King, 91, died at Platte Health Center Avera on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Memorail service will be Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 11:00 AM at United Methodist Church in Geddes. There will be a private family burial in Pleasant Lawn Cemetery in Geddes prior to the memorial service. Visitation will be Monday, April 15, 2019 from 6:00 - 7:30 PM at United Methodist Church in Geddes with a prayer service at 7:30 PM. Arrangements by Koehn Bros. Funeral Home in Armour.
Earl E. King was born on December 25th, 1927 to Earl L. and Emma (Martins) King in rural Platte, SD. His family moved to rural Geddes, SD in 1943. He graduated from Platte High School in 1945. Earl married Betty M. Phillips on August 10, 1952 at the Geddes United Methodist Church and moved into Geddes where he resided for the remainder of his life. His early work experiences include construction of the Fort Randall Dam, Charles Mix County and Mobil Oil. Together with Betty, they operated the Mobil Oil Bulk Service, King's Service mechanic shop, and King's Service trucking. Earl concluded his work activities delivering fuel for the Geddes Farmers Coop Oil Station.
Earl is survived by his wife of 66 years, Betty M. King; children, Marsha (Norm) Kostboth of Gettysburg, SD, Michael (Kelly) King of Sioux Falls, SD, and Linda (Dan) Schulte of Geddes. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl L. King and Emma (Martins) King and all of his siblings; brothers Vern, Lawrence, Virgil, Harold and sisters Helen Shortreed and Lula Touw.