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George "Bud" King

August 25, 1944 December 17, 2014
George "Bud" King
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Memorial services for George Julius “Bud” King will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 401 Fir Street in Brookings. Bud passed away at his residence in Harbor on December 17, 2014 following successful neck surgery. Bud was born August 25, 1944 in Hillsboro, Ore. His dad, George, was serving in Japan at his birth. Bud, his mother, and sister, Pat, lived on the Columbia River, net fishing salmon with his grandfather. As a young boy Bud was expected to work and work hard to help out his family. He helped his step-dad logging in Riddle, Ore., filleted fish for tourists, dug clams, and worked on fishing boats in Charleston, Oregon. He and his family as well as other fishermen from there moved to Brookings in the early 60's. So began his fishing career. He lived in the L.A.,Calif., area working for a Contractors Union and raising his first family. He returned to Brookings in the late 70's, continuing in the fishing industry, where he skippered fishing vessels for Paul Vines. He owned and operated the F/V Cyndi Lynn, and F/V Three Girls. In later years, he skippered many fishing vessels. Bud was known as a hard man. In reality he had the biggest, softest heart for those he protected at sea and those he loved! Bud loved work, hunting, woodworking, heavy equipment and the great outdoors! He is survived by his companion,"Dawg"; long-time friend Roger Semenak; brother-in-law, Earl Newcomb; half brother, Bob Frost, sons, "Buddy" King and Dan'l King, daughter, Michelle Sullenberger; ex wife and friend, Robyn, aunt Anne, 6 grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Bud was preceded in death by his mother, Frances "Evelyn" Frost, and sisters, Pat Newsome & Mary Newcomb. Contributions may be made to the Brookings Harbor Commercial Fisherman's Wives Ass., to be used for the "Compass Rose" project. Contact Kathy Hall 541-469-2701. Redwood Memorial Chapel is assisting the family. Condolences may be expressed online at

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