Date of death: 3/2/2019

Saint Meinrad Class: O 1977

Michael (Mike) Aloysius King (July 27, 1951) passed away in his sleep on March 2, 2019. He is preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Libby King and his father in law George LaBreacht. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Pam, children Michael King (Christina), Brian King (Erin), and Megan King (Fabricio), grandchildren Alexander and Lucy, eight siblings Jim King (Debbie), Kathleen Ferriell (Denny), Mary Anne Novak (Paul), Molly Veech (Taylor), Mary Pat Baird(Greg), Peggy Key, Chris King (Gail), and Daniel King (Angie), mother-in-law, Dorothy LaBreacht, sisters in law Cindy LaBreacht (Rick) and Nancy LaBreacht (Bill), numerous nieces and nephews and countless friends. He was a proud graduate of St. Thomas Seminary, class of 1969, and Murray State University, class of 1973. He retired from the Kentucky Department of Corrections after 31 years and continued to work as a consultant and leadership speaker for a variety of organizations. Mike was loved by all who knew him, and he loved all he knew. His greatest joys came from spending time with family and friends and being the director of Papaw’s daycare. He loved sports and could regularly be seen at Bellarmine basketball games, cheering the University of Kentucky, or umpiring senior softball. Mike, Big Mike, Uncle Mike, Big MAK, Mo, Dad, Daddy, and Papaw will be missed dearly. He is probably reading this obituary somewhere right now (he read them daily), we know that he approves. He was a rock for so many; now we need to lean on each other, “and hey, hey, let’s be careful out there.”