Kyle Kenneth King

Kyle Kenneth King

Kyle Kenneth King‚ 53‚ of Perry‚ Oklahoma‚ passed from this life on August 7‚ 2011‚ surrounded by his loved ones. Kyle King was born on April‚ 21‚ 1958‚ to Earl Kenneth and Donna Rae (Thompson) King in Perry‚ Oklahoma. He attended schools in Perry‚ graduating from Perry High school in 1976. After graduation‚ Kyle went to work for Ditch Witch and was employed there for more than 15 years. During his last three years at Ditch Witch‚ he joined the Perry Fire Department as a volunteer firefighter. He quickly realized that being a firefighter was his calling. In 1991‚ Kyle joined the Perry Fire Department. He bravely served the community as a firefighter and EMT for more than 20 years‚ attaining the rank of captain.

On June 16‚ 2010‚ Kyle married his best friend‚ Teresa Taylor‚ in Perry‚ Oklahoma. Although their years together were shorter than they had planned‚ there was a lifetime of love fit into those years.

When he was not working‚ Kyle enjoyed several hobbies. He loved taking daytrips with Teresa to see the countryside‚ traveling‚ wood working‚ teaching fire prevention week at the elementary school‚ inspecting business for fire safety‚ welding‚ and being outdoors. He was a member of the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church‚ Knights of Columbus‚ Oklahoma Fire Fighters Association‚ and the International Association of Professional Firefighters.

Kyle was a selfless and generous man who is described by those who knew him as a goofball. He enjoyed life to the fullest and loved spending time with his family. Kyle King was a brave firefighter‚ an amazing husband‚ a loving father‚ an adoring grandfather‚ and a faithful and loyal friend. He will truly be missed by his family‚ friends‚ and the entire community of Perry‚ Oklahoma.

He is survived by his wife‚ Teresa‚ of the home; his parents‚ Earl and Donna (Thompson) King‚ of Perry; two daughters‚ Angel Mast of Cainsville‚ Missouri‚ and Falon King of Sand Springs‚ Oklahoma; a brother‚ Mike King‚ and his wife‚ Brenda‚ of Perry; a sister‚ Kim Fisher‚ and her husband‚ Mark‚ of Perry; and two grandchildren‚ Ashlee Mast of Chillicothe‚ Missouri‚ and Kaedan King of Cainsville‚ Missouri. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Thomas B. Rice

Thomas B. Rice‚ 70‚ a volunteer firefighter with the Perry Fire Department‚ died of a heart attack while on fire police duty on November 9‚ 1998. He served as president of the Fireman’s Park Association and had been named Volunteer Fireman of the Year by both the Wyoming County and the Western New York Volunteer’ Fireman’s Association.