Linnard Earl King was born on March 21, 1953 in Marietta, Texas to Lasalle and Theresa King. He departed this life on March 21, 2021 at Christus Good Shepherd of Longview, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. Lasalle King, Sr. and Mrs. Theresa King; brothers, Lasalle King, Jr. and Howard King.
He attended Bethesda Baptist Church of Marshall, Texas, officiated by Pastor James Webb, where he remained a long-term dedicated member.
Linnard graduated from high school and went on to receive a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Texas A&M at Commerce. Linnard was employed by Marshall Independent School District for several years and was truly loved by his co-workers.
He married Mable Godfrey (King) in August 5. 1978 to which 3 children were born. He later married Teresa White on February 16, 2019.
He is survived by his children, Mya Nicole, Misty Elaine and William King; step-children, Shawna Cross, Kristopher Balfour and Chanel Balfour; grandchildren, Elijah Harris, Garren Osborne, Madison Osborne and Kaleah Whitaker all of Jefferson, Texas, Joshua Mudrey, Isabella Patterson, Ilyzabeth Balfour, James Balfour and Jamari Balfour; siblings, Ellie King (Lee Pearl), Rose King, Vera King and Bobby King; a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.