Clyde William King (Bill), age 78, passed away Monday, April 4th, 2022.  Bill was a resident of Inverness, Florida for 24 years.  He spent the last 2 years in Peyton, Colorado.

   Bill was born April 20th, 1942 in Springfield, Missouri.  Bill was born to Raymond Eugene King and Fern Wingo of Springfield, Missouri.

   Bill was a lifelong member of the Elks Club.  Bill graduated college from the University of Missouri.

   He is survived by his wife, Ellen King; his stepchildren: David Payne, Rhonda Richardson, Elizabeth Morton, and Darren Payne; his brothers: Harold Eugene King, and Raymond Wesley King; and his grandchildren: Samantha Irene Richardson, Elizabeth Noel Richardson, and Owen David Morton.  He was preceded in death by his mother and father.

   It has been a joy for all of us who have had the pleasure to have known and loved Bill.

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  1. So sorry for your loss. Prayers for Aunt Ellen and all his family

  2. So very sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Archie and Karen Wingo

  3. Your friends in Inverness (Ronnie and Barb) are sad to say “Till we meet again” to dear Bill. Ellen, we miss you and send our love for your loss of this kind man.

  4. I knew Bill as President of the American Bamboo Society. He joined some of us at a meeting in Florida of farmers and sales people for Only Moso. He did not want false information shared to farmers.

  5. Bill will be missed…..such a nice guy

  6. Ellen, so sorry for your loss. The “ Kingfish” will be greatly missed.

  7. Ellen, so sorry to hear about Bill, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    God bless you Leanna

  8. This is heartbreaking news. My deepest condolences to Ellen and his family. Ellen, Bill and I had some wonderful time in Lake Panasoffkee. There are no words for how much Bill will be missed.

  9. To Ellen and Family. Carl and I were shocked and saddened to learn of Bill’s passing. He was a good friend and neighbor to us in Florida and greatly missed when you moved to Colorado. The wind chimes he made us will forever be a reminder of his kind and gentle soul. Bill will be missed by many . We feel blessed to have known him.

  10. Ellen, so sorry to hear about Bill’s passing. I haven’t seen either of you in years but I always enjoyed chatting with you at ABS gatherings.

  11. So sorry to hear of Bills passing.My prayers are with you Ellen .I know just how hard it is to loose your spouse.It was like a bad nightmare and still is really.Take care.
    Shirley Chandler ??Oh I let John Hall know ,he was shocked.Hes not doing that great.

  12. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Uncle Bill. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  13. I am sorry to hear that Bill has passed away and our thoughts are with his family. Bill was president of the American Bamboo Society (ABS) (2008-2009) and served on the ABS board from 2005 to 2009. He is still fondly remembered by members of the ABS.

  14. Sorry for your loss, Ellen — I just learned of Bill’s passing. He was a wonderful person and I have missed seeing y’all these last few years — I remember you both fondly from our American Bamboo Society Association — esp. all y’all did for the 2010 meeting in Savannah. Sending you love and healing energy —

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