Truman B. King Jr

Truman B. King Jr., 69, loving father, grandfather, and brother of La Porte, Indiana passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2022.


Truman was born September 4, 1952, in La Porte, Indiana to the late Truman Sr. and Ada (Hoops) King.


Truman retired from Lewis Bakery as a truck driver where he worked for over 20 years.  He was a Union Steward for Teamsters, an extreme Chicago White Sox fan along with Chicago Bears and Notre Dame.  He also was an avid bowler, dart player in many leagues, played softball in La Porte, and was a coach for little league in Kingsford Heights and basketball at Boston Middle School. He served his country in the United States Air Force.


Truman is survived by his children, Melissa Arnett (Stacey Wood) of Michigan City, Indiana, Matthew King of La Porte, Indiana, Trinity King (Jeremy Klement) of La Porte, Indiana,  Tunisha (Rob) Childress of Michigan City, Indiana, Brian (Jessica) Lower of La Porte, Indiana; seven grandchildren, Bryce King, Blake King Arnett, Bayleigh King Arnett, Bryleigh King Arnett, Bethany King Arnett, Braydon King Arnett, and Madelynn Burns-King; a sister, Vickie Murray (Dan Buck) of New Carlisle, Indiana; a brother, Thomas (Lisa) King of Kingsbury, Indiana; and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, John King Sr.; a granddaughter, Kyleigh Wood-King; and daughter-in-law, Jami King.


Cremation has taken place.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, 1117 Indiana Avenue, La Porte, Indiana. A celebration of Life service will be from 2-6 p.m. Saturday, June 4, 2022 at American Legion Post 83, 228 E Lincolnway, La Porte, Indiana 46350.


Memorial contributions may be made to the Family of Truman King Jr. C/O Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, 1117 Indiana Avenue, La Porte, Indiana 46350.


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