Gunnery Sgt. Jeremy Eugene King, 34, of (Green Rock) Colona, passed away on Wednesday, April 24, 2013. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday, May 6, at Colona United Methodist Church, 1709 Cleveland Road, Colona, after which he will be laid to rest at Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Visitation will be from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday at Schroder Mortuary, Silvis. Gunnery Sgt. Jeremy King was born on March 4, 1979, in Jacksonville, Fla., the son of Dale King and Debra Anderson. After graduating from United Township High school in 1998, Gunnery Sgt. Jeremy King enlisted into the United States Marine Corps on April 21, 1999. Since then he has served three tours overseas and multiple short-term missions. Jeremy received the following medals: two Navy & Marine Corps Achievement medals, four Marine corps Good Conduct medals, a Navy & Marine Corps Commendation medal, three Sea Service Deployment ribbons, two Global Wars on Terrorism Service medals and one National Defense Service medal. He loved fishing, hunting and his best friend, Jack. Gunnery Sgt. Jeremy King will be missed by his 4-year-old son, Cash Christopher King, Hernando, Miss.; father, Dale (Kim) King, Colona; mother, Debra Anderson, Coldwater Miss.; brother, Michael (Tammie) King; nephews, Cpl. Robert Nelson Jr., Kamran King and Makoy King; nieces, Rachel Nelson, Rianna Nelson and Makenzie King, all from Colona; and his many beloved friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Charlie and Ruby King and Melva (Wick) and Tressie Franks.
Today is Wednesday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2014. There are 91 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College. 1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.