Robert “Bobby” Gene King, 51, of Callao passed away at home on Sunday, June 6, 2021, after a long and brave struggle with cancer. He was the son of the late Ernest Gene King and Margaret Ann Clarke Geron and the stepson of Adam Geron. Bobby was married to Crystal Dawn Blackwell King for twenty-four years. He worked for Clark’s Directional Boring before his illness forced him to retire.
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Bobby loved his family and friends and had a terrific sense of humor. He enjoyed music and DJ’ed for many parties over the years. He was always a jokester and his sense of fun and outgoing personality made everyone he met feel at ease. Bobby appreciated good food – none more so than his mama’s cooking, particularly her lasagna.
Left behind to mourn Bobby’s loss are his mother Margaret and his stepfather Adam; his wife Crystal; his beloved daughter Kristin Maxine King; his grandbabies: Jaeceanna, Maryann and Floyd King “Junior” Newton; his aunt Katherine VanLandingham (Bobby); his sisters-in-law: Vanessa Dedrick, Sheila Brooks and Rebecca Quick; his brother-in-law Harvey Blackwell; his friend and caregiver Marcey Mills and numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins. Bobby was predeceased by his father Ernest and his uncle Howard D. Clarke.
A funeral service for Bobby will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 13, 2021 at the Welch Marks Funeral Home. The Reverend Ed King will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery in Callao. Pallbearers will be: Harvey Blackwell, Jeremy Blackwell, Billy LaRochelle, Aaron LaRochelle, Jason Childress, Stephen Clark, Rodney Blackwell and Jody Tallent. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in Bobby’s memory to either: The American Cancer Society, 4240 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060 or to Bethany Baptist Church P.O. Box 641, Callao, VA 22435 or to the Church of the Northern Neck, P.O. Box 301, Callao, VA 22435.