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Lee Russell King

October 26, 1962 ~ May 22, 2022 (age 59)


Join us in bidding farewell to Lee Russell King, our dear family member and friend.  He touched many lives and we are grateful to have had him in ours.

Lee was born October 26, 1962, in Vancouver, Washington.  Lee was the son of Max and Anne (Neathery) King.

On May 22, 2022, Lee’s life ended unexpectedly at age 59.  Please hold him in your hearts and prayers as we wish him a peaceful journey.

He is survived by his wife, Lori King; daughter, Alicia King; step-daughter Lindsay Reed; father Max King; brother, Glenn King (Carrie); three brothers-in-law and one sister-in-law, and many nieces and nephews.  He is preceded in death by his mother, Anne King and his step-son Brandon Haynes. His dog, Chata, survived the accident that claimed his life.

Lee’s father was in the military so they moved a lot.  At a young age Lee found himself in Saint Francisville, Louisiana, which he always considered his hometown.  His alma mater was Louisiana State University, where he graduated with a degree in Petroleum Engineering. Working in the oil and gas industry took him all around the world— living in England, Oman, Angola, and the United States.

Shortly after graduating college, Lee earned his pilot license and purchased a Cessna 172 airplane.  He loved and flew that plane until his death.

Lee’s devotion was evident in everything he did.  He was a loving  husband and a dedicated father, son, brother, uncle, friend, and pet owner.  He enjoyed hiking, traveling, cycling, aviation, and meeting people.  He was always eager to help and be of service.  His presence was uplifting—cheerful and full of energy; he was a wonderful listener.

Lee was a member of Flatirons Church and was active in the Cold Creek Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  He and Chata really enjoyed mens’ group on Wednesday nights with Flatirons and he welcomed talking about God with anyone who wanted to share their testimony.  He spent time on his relationship with God.

Pilots N Paws was a cause close to Lee’s heart and he rescued dogs that were in need of transportation by air to Colorado.  He helped get them to their new foster homes and better lives.

Children delighted Lee.  He gave many kids their first airplane ride and they were excited to see him because he loved fun and making memories.  He always made time for young people, day or night.

Lee was extremely loved and will be remembered for his giving, caring and adventurous spirit.  We treasure the precious time we had with him.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, August 6th. More details on this service to follow. Please contact Lori King via email at for further information and location. 

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Celebration of Life
August 6, 2022

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