James Kreigh King of Wyandotte died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007, at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, Mo., after an illness. He was 77.

Mr. King was born Nov. 7, 1930, in Perki, Kan., to Carl and Stella (Anderson) King. He moved to Wyandotte from Sherman City, Kan.

He was a veteran of the Army and the Navy in Korea.

He was a heavy equipment operator for Mike Robertson Company.

Survivors include one son, James F. King of Ruidoso, N.M.; two daughters, Emily Holmes of Palestine, Texas, and Cynthia Blakemore of Temple, Texas; three stepdaughters, Billie Carr of Idaho, Elizabeth “Sissy” Everitt of Picher and Rita Carr of Oklahoma; three stepsons, Charles Carr of Miami, David Carr of Kingsdown, Kan., and William Carr of Wyandotte; one sister, Doris Jean Elliott Watson of Bonner Springs, Kan.; one brother, Joseph L. Teeters of Laurel, Md., 18 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one stepdaughter, Wilma Carr in 2002.

No services are planned at this time.

Arrangements are under the direction of Paul Thomas Funeral Home of Miami.