Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 3:37 pm
The Messenger, December 11, 2012
Scott Richard King, 41, of Washington, Ill., formerly of Troy, died Dec. 7, 2012, at his residence.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Troy United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Judd Mowery officiating. Burial will follow at the Elbridge Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at White & Mahon Funeral Home in Troy Wednesday from 5- 8 p.m.
Pallbearers will be his childhood friend, Jason Lyons; and his close friends, Jeff Avery, Jake Duro, Tom Breckland, Rick Harlow and Eric Pingolt. Honorary pallbearers will be the Central Illinois Cyber Crime Unit.
He was born July 15, 1971, in Baltimore, son of Mary Jo King of Troy and the late William H. “Bill” King.
He was a special agent in the United States Secret Service, where he earned many merit awards and honors for his actions. He was the lead agent in the Cyber Crime Unit in Illinois. He was also a former employee of the Union City Police Department and the Nashville Metropolitan Police Department.
He had a deep love for God, his country, his fellow co-workers, friends and neighbors, but, most importantly, he treasured his family and, especially, his children.
He is survived by his son, Brady Scott King; his daughter, Rileigh Jo King of Washington, Ill.; his mother, Mary Jo King of Troy; his brother and sister-in-law, William H. “Bill” King Jr. and Mitzi King; his sister and brother-in-law, Julie (King) and Travis James; and his doting nieces and nephews, Will King, Emily King and Kaydee King, all of Troy, and Brian James of Cloverdale.
He was also preceded in death by his grandparents, John Harold and Katherine Marie King and Richard James.
He was a dedicated, devoted and loving father, son, brother, uncle, friend and mentor. He was an inspiration, a patriot and an unsung hero to all who had the honor to know him. Words will never justify the magnitude of this loss.
Anyone wishing to send donations may send their contributions to an education trust fund set up in honor of his two children. For information, contact Julie James at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Condolences may be sent to the family at the funeral home website: www.white-ranson.com.