Clinest "Rabbit" King Jr.

Written by Cole Williams on . Posted in Obituaries

Fought a good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

A devoted husband, father and grandfather, he passed away on May 20, 2014 at 10:55 p.m. at the Baton Rouge General Butterfly Wing with his family at his side. He was 81, a kind and simple man who's greatest joy was cooking, fishing, hunting and family. He was a born in New Orleans, raised in Plaquemine and a resident of Port Allen. He also enjoyed his time with man's best friend, "CoCo." "Rabbit" retired from Dow Chemical as a crane operator through Operator's Local 406. Visitation was at Holy Family Parish in Jubilee Hall on Friday, May 23, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m., celebrated by Rev. David Allen. Burial followed in Grace Memorial Park. Pallbearers were Steve King, Chad King, Frank Chauvin, Randall Falcon, Billy Chauvin, Jimmy King, Travis King and Mitchell Babin. Honorary pallbearers were Chad King Jr. and Joseph Ray. "Rabbit " is survived by his wife of 59 years, Joy Chauvin King; two sons, Steve King and wife Kim, Chad King and significant other Christi; four daughters, Connie Bourg and husband Kurt, Mona King, Inez K. Ray and significant other Bobby, April King; brother-in-law, Dale Chauvin and wife Joy; sisters-in-law, Margaret Falcon, Virgie Chauvin, Juanita "Chico" DeBennedetto and husband Rockie; 8 grandchildren, 6 step grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, 7 step great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. "Rabbit" was preceded in death by his parents, Clinest and Margaret Curry King; three brothers, Ernest "Booster" King, Otis E. King and wife Mildred, Wayne King and wife Judy; one sister, Margaret Quatrevingt; two brothers-in-law, Dale Falcon and Brooks "BJ" Chauvin. The family would like to give special thanks for every ones thoughts and prayers and the special care given by OLOL Hospital Staff and Hospice. Memorial donations may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church Jubilee Fund. Please share sympathies and memories at

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