CAVE CITY – Robert Perry King, age 81, passed away on Thursday, May 11, 2023, at Signature Healthcare of Glasgow. He was born on July 18, 1941, in Cow Creek, KY to the late Ollie Perry and Dorothy Powell King. He was married to his wife of fifty-four years, Linda Gonterman King.
Robert was a member of Highland United Methodist Church, Park City Masonic Lodge #934 F&AM, and an honorary member of Washington Meredith Masonic Lodge #355 F&AM. He worked in management for National Park Concessions, Inc. for thirty-four years, serving at Mammoth Cave Hotel Operations, Olympic National Park in Washington, and Isle Royale National Park in Michigan. Robert served in the U.S. Army for four years, teaching the English language in Japan for two of those years.
Besides his wife, he is survived by children, Derek Wayne King of Cave City, Jamie Bret King (Shannon) of Lexington, and Robin Brooke King of Louisville; grandchildren, Noah, Olivia, and Morgan King; brother, Paul Wayne King (Teresa); brothers-in-law, Stanley Gonterman and Yandell Ramsey; nieces, Carmen Gentile (Jesse), Tina Chatoney (Jeromey), Chasity Gonterman, and Eschelle King; and nephew, Shane Gonterman (Kathey).
Memorial contributions can be made to Highland United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 334, Cave City, KY 42127.
The interment will be in the Evergreen Cemetery.
VISITATION: 3 PM –7 PM, Sunday, May 14, 2023, at 10 AM-1 PM, Monday, May 15, 2023, at Patton Funeral Home Park City Chapel
MASONIC RITES: 6 PM Sunday, May 14, 2023, at Patton Funeral Home Park City Chapel
FUNERAL SERVICE: 1 PM, Monday, May 15, 2023, at Patton Funeral Home Park City Chapel