Larry Russell King

Larry Russell King

Larry Russell King, of Belknap, and formerly of Grand Chain, left this world on Monday, Feb. 21, 2022, surrounded by his wife of almost 45 years, Diana Sue “Susie” (Lewis) King, son Brandon King (wife Erin) and daughter Amanda King. He was 69. 

His life was spent in full dedication and service to his loved ones. 

He was the son of Earl Russell and Alice Louise Porter King. 

He spent a great deal of his life working alongside his family, and was proud to be a farmer for over 45 years. 

When he wasn’t helping his family, pursuing his love of hunting or restoring his beloved Chevy II Nova, his world revolved around his two grandsons, Kole and Ethan. Being Paw-Paw Larry remained his favorite role in this life.

Mr. King was preceded in death by his father, mother and grandson Brock Aden King. 

To say he is loved doesn’t convey how much he means to his family and friends. His love continues each day through his wife, children, grandchildren, family and friends. 

He is survived by his wife Diana “Susie” King; son Brandon King (wife Erin); daughter Amanda; and grandsons Kole Russell and Ethan Michael King. 

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 28, at Loftus-McManus Funeral Home in Metropolis, with Brother Jeff Wright officiating. Burial will follow in the Metropolis Memorial Gardens.

Memorials can be made to the Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital Foundation, 3800 Park Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 63110.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Hacker, Jeff Holshouser, Jason Hacker, Bill Spaulding, Kent Griffith and Ron Dicus.

Honorary pallbearers will be Kole and Ethan King. 

Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at

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