Traverse City Record-Eagle


January 30, 2013

Wayne Earle King

KINGSLEY — Wayne Earle King, 63, passed away at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City on Jan. 23, 2013. Wayne was born in Lansing to Earl and Doris (Funnell) King on March 19, 1949.

Wayne attended MSU and was a Spartan fan. An avid sportsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and baseball.

Wayne was the coach for American Legion baseball teams in Traverse City for several years and was a member of American Legion Post 153 in St. Johns.

He was also a bus driver for BATA for a number of years, and he took great pleasure in helping those in need. He liked joking around and was known for his great sense of humor.

Wayne is survived by his two sons, Ryan (Dessa) Cosma-King and Chris (Stacey) King; and his daughter, Stacey (Andrew) Hasse. Also surviving are his grandsons, Carter and Maxon King; brother, Doug King; sister, Dawn Frost; nephew, Steven (Jen) King; niece, Cheryl (Chad) Miller; nephew, Greg Frost; niece, Angela (Brian) Hostetler; other grandchildren; and aunts and uncles.

Wayne was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial dinner has been planned for friends and family on Sunday, Feb. 10, from noon to 3 p.m., at Boone's Long Lake Inn, Traverse City.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Third Level Crises Center, 1022 E. Front St., Traverse City, MI 49685.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Covell Funeral Home of Kingsley.

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