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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Roll of Honor

Age: 36
Year of Death: 2001

Robert C. King Jr.

Robert was a wonderful husband to Theresa; father of three children‚ two boys‚ Thomas and Stephen‚ and one daughter‚ Elizabeth. Robert has three sisters Joann‚ Lynn and Barbara and is a great and loving son to Audrey and Robert Sr.

He was always kind‚ generous and helpful to others. Robert was master craftsman making beautiful pieces of furniture such as bunk beds for his sons‚ deck chairs‚ cabinets‚ and a beautiful trestle table for the firehouse‚ which the men eat on everyday. He also made a desk for the firehouse watch room. He made deck chairs for friends and family as gifts.

He enjoyed four wheeling‚ fishing‚ and barbequing for everyone and was a great cook.

Memorial Posts


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  1. I walked in honor of Robert C. King Jr at a 9/11 stair climb. He was extremely brave and I am extremely proud to walk in his name

    – Kiley Gegare
  2. I climbed for Robert King Jr. today (2018) and last year at the Denver stair climb. I will never forget and always remember him, his wife, and 3 children. ❤️

    – Lindsey Sweeney
  3. I ran for Robert King Jr. this morning (11/11/18) at the Tunnel to Towers 5K in Ankeny, Iowa. May they always be remembered!

    – Alecia Schoonover
  4. I ran for Robert King Jr 6/8/19 at the Tunnel to Towers 5K in McMinnville TN

    – Thomas Turpin
  5. My husband, OAPFF Sec/Tres. Mark D Horton, was on the pile when they found hose that eventually led them to finding Firefighter Robert C King’s remains that day.
    I was working at my office downtown Cleveland when Mark called me. That was the only time in my life I heard Mark break down and cry. Mark proudly wore a wristband in honor of Firefighter King.
    Never Forget

    – Barbara Burrill Horton
  6. I climbed for Robert King Jr. at the Eastern Kentucky University stair climb (2019). I will NEVER forget. May he and his family always be remembered.

    – Lauren Niece
  7. I from Belgium and I went to NYC in 2018 , I went to the Memorial and I cried like a baby. Love from Belgium !

    – Mattéo Pirson
  8. God bless Robert King Jr. and all of the fallen heroes. May his memory be a blessing. You will never be forgotten.

    – Bittens Andrew
  9. I did the 9/11 stair climb for Robert C. King Jr. In Hugoton, KS in 2022.

    – Lisa Bartsch
  10. Today, I climbed in honor of Robert C. King Jr. at the Baltimore stair climb. It was truly an honor! Also cool to learn his daughter shares the same name as myself! Thank you for your courageous work, I will never forget!

    – Liz Hipple