Obituary of Aletha Miller King
ALETHA ANN MILLER KING
Aletha Miller King, wife of Robert King, was the youngest of nine children of John E. and Hazel Justus Miller. She was born September 20, 1932 in Switz City, IN. All six of her brothers and both sisters preceded her in death. Jerry, Harry, Jay, Ross, Warren, Bud, Wilma Miller Haines, and Ruth Miller Rader. Aletha and Bob married on October 15, 1950 and have four children, seven grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren: Greg married to Carrie Howton – sons Jarrod married to Courtney Mandigo, parents of great-grandsons Colton and Cayson and great-granddaughter Callan and Brandt married to Lea Osteen, parents of great granddaughter Kinsley and great-grandson Keaton; Brad married to Tammy Jackson – children Andrew married to Amber Lathrop, parents of great-granddaughter Adalay and great-grandsons Jackson and Bradley; Brooke married to Taylor Keller, parents of Mason; Chase, married to Rachel Horne, parents of Evan and Ryleigh Ann; Oliver and Caydee; Brent; Ginger married to Randy Jackson, parents of grandson Ranger married to Valarie Alou, parents of Charles. All live in Marion County except Ginger and Randy who live in, Brevard, North Carolina. Ranger who lives in St. Petersburg, Florida, and Andrew and Amber who live in Tallahassee, FL. Aletha received her training as a Registered Nurse from Central Florida Community College and was employed at Marion Community Hospital in Ocala. Upon Bob's retirement in 1993, Aletha and Bob joined the Baptist Mission Service Corp and served with Campers On Mission until the end of 2007. Shortly after retiring they sold their home on Lake Carlton near Tangerine, Florida and lived full time in a motorhome while building churches across the Continental United States and Alaska. Co-mingled with building churches they also served on Florida Disaster Relief teams during the hurricane seasons in Florida and North Carolina. Upon retiring from church building, they joined Child Evangelism Fellowship of Marion County and participated in the “Good News Club” at Ward-Highlands Elementary School. Since 1970 Aletha has been active in The Gideons International. Aletha was also a volunteer at Christian 12 Step Ministry of Ocala. Of course, it goes without saying that Aletha has been active in her local church all her adult life. Aletha is a member of Wyomina Park Baptist Church in Ocala, Florida. The family requests that donations be made to The Gideons International (PO Box 2541, Ocala, FL 34478) in lieu of flowers.
Visitation will take place on Saturday, July 22, 2023, from 4:00-5:00 pm with a Funeral Service beginning at 5:00pm at Hier-Baxley Funeral Services 910 SE Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, Florida 34470. Interment will be private.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Aletha King, please visit Tribute Store