Obituary: Chris Clay King, 60, of Hannibal

Chris Clay King
Posted: Jul. 30, 2019 3:37 pm

Chris Clay King passed away at 6:10 a.m. Sunday, July 28 at his brother, Lanning King's, home.

Chris was born Feb. 26, 1959, in Hannibal.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Steven King; and his parents, Henry Clay King and Eva King.

Chris is survived by sisters, Penny Northcutt of Hannibal, Debbie Nicosia of Hannibal, Kelly Mattice King of Colorado Springs, Colo.; brother, Lanning King; sons, Christopher King and Jacob King, both of Hannibal; granddaughters, Mekaila King, Jaymi King and Avery Nicholson. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

Chris was a general contractor. He worked on a lot of downtown Hannibal businesses, and he helped restore historic homes throughout the area.

He loved to spend time in the woods, hunting, fishing and camping. He was a wonderful father and grandfather and was a father to many friends. His best friend was his dog, Gizmo.

He was talented at woodworking with Mississippi River wood. A piece he created is at the Mark Twain Riverboat entrance. He also created wooden dreamcatchers, rustic headboards and walking sticks with Native American symbols that tell stories. He called the wood work "God's wood."

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1 at First Christian Church of Hannibal.

The family requests no flowers. Memorials may be sent to James O'Donnell Funeral Home to cover funeral expenses.

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