On the morning of Sunday, April 25th Philip H. King passed away peacefully at St. Luke’s Hospital in Eagle, ID surrounded by his wife Nancy and daughters Kimberly and Connie. Looking forward to his 90th birthday in July, he was betrayed by weak kidneys.
Known as Phil, Uncle Philly, Kingfish and Flip-flop, he was a great family man and friend to all. He’d say as long as the garage was open, anyone was invited into Phil’s Patio Pub for a Natty Light and to swap stories, watch sports or discuss the latest story from Fox News. Have a project or need a hand? Phil was always available to noodle the problem, lend a tool, or be a sidewalk supervisor.
Born in Port Chester, NY to Edwin H. King and Kathryn H. Hone King, he and his older brother Edwin “Ned” King, Jr. grew up in Greenwich, CT and enlisted in the Air Force. He found his calling as a Flight Engineer, traveling the world and retired in 1970 after 20 years of service. After moving to Boise, he worked for the Post Office for almost 30 years and retired in 2000. Never one to be idle, he kept busy with his business B&V Calibrations, traversing the state calibrating milk tanks until 2018.
He married Nancy A. King, on June 10, 1990 in Las Vegas, NV. They met while working at the Post Office and were together over 35 years. Their new family consisted of Phil’s 3 daughters, Kimberly Navarro, Pam Judy, and Connie Beisser (previous marriage to Louise Bourner King) and Nancy’s 5 boys, Bren, Del, Mark, Colby, and Lance Ferris (previous marriage to Ken Ferris). Holiday parties were big at the King’s with 8 grandkids and 15 great grandkids.
Not one for a fuss, no funeral is planned. His ashes will be interned at Terrace Lawn cemetery in Boise. If you wish to honor Phil’s memory, please consider a donation to his favorite charities the Disabled American Vets and the Independence Fund.