Judge Charles Stirling King

Male 1937 - 1992  (54 years)


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  • Name Charles Stirling King 
    Title Judge 
    Born 23 Mar 1937  Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Jan 1992  Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 13 Jan 1992  Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I40605  Brown Family
    Last Modified 3 Jul 2017 

    Father Voris King,   b. 20 Jan 1917, Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 1991, San Francisco County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Frances Thompson,   b. 21 Jan 1917, Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1981  (Age 64 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 19 Dec 1935 
    Family ID F6062  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Smothers,   b. UNKNOWN 
    Married Bef 1964 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Living
    Last Modified 3 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F14764  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
    Charles Stirling King
    Charles Stirling King

  • Notes 
    • Funeral services for Judge Charles S. King, 54, will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, in St. Luke-Simpson United Methodist Church.

      Dr. Thomas Dunbar will officiate. Burial with full Masonic rites will be in Graceland Cemetery under direction of Johnson Funeral Home.

      Judge King died at 12:37 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, 1992, after a brief illness in a local hospital.

      He was a lifelong resident of Lake Charles, a graduate of Lake Charles High School, and received his B.B.A. degree from Tulane School of Business in 1959. He received his LL. B. (Juris Doctor) from Tulane University School of Law in 1962 and graduated from the National Judicial College in 1982.

      Judge King served as Assistant City Attorney and City Prosecutor for the City of Lake Charles, before becoming a judge for the 14th Judicial District Court. In January of 1985, he became judge of the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal.

      While a law student, Judge King served as a law clerk for the late Chief Justice John B. Fournet and then for Court of Appeal Judge Albert Tate Jr. He was the son of the late Voris and Frances Thompson King, and the
      grandson of the late Alvin O. King, former governor of Louisiana.

      Judge King was past president of the Southwest Louisiana Bar Association, Louisiana Association of Housing Authority Attorneys, Louisiana and Lake Charles Young Men's Business Club, Lake Charles Little Theatre, Sowela Council of Camp Fire Girls, Lake Charles Kiwanis Club and the Pioneer Club. He was also a member of the City Club and President of the McNeese 100 Club.

      He received the 1968 I.M. George Award from the Greater Lake Charles Chamber of Commerce, the 1974 Barbour Brotherhood Award from Kappa Sigma Fraternity, and a special recognition award from V.F.W. Post 2436 for exceptional service to veterans. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the King Corporation and Kingfish Enterprises, Ltd.

      Judge King was a member of Lake Charles Masonic Lodge 165, a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason, a member of York Rite, a Knight Templar, Royal Order of Jester, a Shriner and member of Habibi Temple, and a member of the Charles Buck Demolay Chapter. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict.

      Survivors are three daughters, Mary Nell King of St. Malo, France, Frances Elizabeth Hansen of Oak Harbor, Mich., and Lillian Lee King of Lake Charles; two brothers, William V. and Alvin B. King, both of Lake Charles; one sister, Virginia King Ayers of Houston and one grandchild.

      If friends wish, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association or the Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children, the family said.