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James Franklin King, Jr.

November 11, 1931 ~ August 2, 2019 (age 87)

James “Jim” F King, Jr., 87, died August 2, 2019 at his home with his wife and family by his side.

Jim was born November 11, 1931 at Fort Banks Army Hospital in Winthrop, Mass.  Jim was the son of Sgt. James F. King (Army) and Eileen N. (Poloski) King.

Jim grew up on Munjoy Hill in Portland, Maine, and was a Life Scout in the Boy Scouts and a member of the Portland Boy’s Club.

Jim was a lifetime member of the V.F.W. and American Legion.

Jim graduated from Portland High School (class of 1949) and was manager of the high school cross country team where he got his brother Bill to join.

Jim joined the U.S. Airforce in 1949 where he served for 21 years retiring July 1, 1970 at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Oregon.

Jim met his wife - Arla J. Martin while stationed in Mountain Home, Idaho. They married in January of 1959. Jim and Arla were married 60 years.

Jim and Arla have five children: Glenda C. King, Toni A. Thompson, Jon L. King, Mary A. Smith, and James R. King.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers - Vinnie and Dick King; two sisters - Frances and Sandra Anne; his grandson – Weston; and granddaughter - Andrea.

Jim is survived by: his wife – Arla; two sons - Jon and James; daughters - Glenda, Toni, and Mary; his brother - William S. King and partner - Wendy B. Cappersmith of Standish, Me; his ten grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

At his request cremation arrangements will be held.  A memorial celebration of life will be held on a later date.

Cremation arrangements are under the care and direction of Demaray Funeral Service - Gooding Chapel.

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