Richard “Dick” Julius King, of Hillsboro, passed away Wednesday at the age of 77. He was a retired Fire Chief for the Hillsboro Fire Protection District. His career in the fire service spanned 50 years. He was a graduate of the Oklahoma Fire Academy, a longtime firefighter and later Chief of Hillsboro Fire Protection District. Hillsboro Fire Station #2 is dedicated to him. Dick also worked for Chrysler for over 30 years and most of that time was spent as Fire Chief of the Fenton Plant. Dick enjoyed Trout fishing, camping and especially watching Nascar.

He is survived by his wife- Brenda, one daughter Mary Sparks of Hillsboro, and three grandchildren.

Funeral Service for Richard “Dick” King will be Saturday morning at 11 am at Hillsboro Civic Club, with interment in the Hillsboro Cemetery.

Visitation will be tomorrow (Friday), from 5 to 8 pm at the Hillsboro Civic Club, with a Firefighter walkthrough at 7 pm.

Memorials can be made to The Backstoppers PO Box 795168, St Louis, Missouri, 63179-0700.