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.