BENTON — Melvin “Finkle” King, 86, of Benton died Saturday, October 26, 2013, at Parkview Nursing Center in Paducah.
He was a retired laborer for Shawnee Steam Plant and a member of Faith Gospel in Gilbertsville. He served in the U.S. Army. He is survived by one daughter, Diann Phelps of Benton; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Ann Mitchell King; one son, Ricky Lee King; two sisters; and three brothers. His parents were William King and Ruby Shafer King.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 30, 2013, at Collier Funeral Home in Benton with Mark Shumaker and Terry Phelps officiating. Interment will be at Dees Cemetery in Calvert City.
Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 29, 2013, at the funeral home.