Born July 17, 1941 in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Herbert L. Sr. and Edith M. (Davis) King. He and his wife, Karen (Higley), celebrated 59 years of marriage on Sept. 4, 2018.
Roy spent his early years working and logging in the beautiful hills of Sullivan County with his horses. He was well known in Sullivan County for his horse pulling at the county fair. In 1976, Roy graduated from a meat cutting trade school in Toledo, Ohio. He and Karen owned and operated R&K Meat Packing for the next 30 years. He was also active in his community. He served as an Elkland Township Supervisor for 11 years and was a member and past president of the Sullivan County Fair Association.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are his five daughters, Loralea (J. Edward) Hartle of Danville, Tammy (Jeffrey) Quail of Virginia Beach, Va., Sheila (Todd) Speaker of Cogan Station, Sarah (Thomas) Ordille of Hummelstown and Kimberly (Thomas) Nagy of Spring City. His two sisters were Carolyn (Steve) Daniel of Forksville and Linda (Robert) Mosier of Dushore. His three brothers were William (Doris) King, David (Edna) King and Brett (Diane) King all of Hillsgrove; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Roy was preceded in death by a brother, Tommy King.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20 at Lincoln Falls Wesleyan Church, 6875 Rt. 154, Forksville, with Rev. William J. Hargenrader officiated. Burial was held privately at the convenience of the family. Friends called from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19, at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter Street, Dushore.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.mccartythomas.com