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 Thursday, April 17, the 107th day of 2014. There are 258 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet. 1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening. 1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.