Russell W. King of Sierra Madre, CA, passed away September 16, 2016. He was born April 2, 1928 in Rosiclare, the third child of Floyd and Hildred King.
He is survived by his five children: Rebecca Floyd, Steven King, Suzanne Hammersmith, Leslie McLeod and Carol LaCorte, along with eleven grandchildren and his sisters Wanda Kinscherff and Norma Lawless. His wife of 64 years, Ruth Eleanor (Young) King, from Carbondale, passed away in 2015.
Russell was a submariner in the Navy from 1946-1948, and then earned a bachelor’s degree in Physics from Southern Illinois University. He founded Medi/Nuclear Corporation, Inc., which provides radio-aerosol lung delivery systems for nuclear medicine, with eleven patents for his product designs. He owned a number of affiliated companies and a ranch in Northern California.
More than his considerable accomplishments, Russell was especially proud of his family.
A private service was held at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier, CA. Donations in his memory may be made to the Golden Circle Senior Citizens Center in Elizabethtown, IL, or the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum, home of the USS Razorback submarine.