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Former Texas District 32 Administrator Melvin King Passes Away

Former Texas District 32 Administrator Melvin King Passes Away


Little League International mourns the passing of Melvin King, former Texas District 32 Administrator.

Mr. King, 79, of Bridge City, Texas, served as a District Administrator in the U.S. Southwest Region for more than 20 years.

A Little League volunteer for more than 50 years, Mr. King served as local league umpire and Assistant District Administrator before his election as District Administrator.

In 1974, Mr. King relocated to Perrysburg, Ohio. While living in Ohio, he returned to Texas each summer in order to umpire at the Texas State Tournament in Waco.

Mr. King returned to Orange, Texas, in 1979 and served as Texas District 12 Assistant Administrator. In 1990, Little League International split District 12 and created District 32. Mr. King was elected as its District Administrator and served as DA through 2008.

During the 2007 Southwest Region Little League Baseball Tournament in Waco, Little League International honored Mr. King for his five decades of volunteer service.

Mr. King, a former Vice President and General Manager for Phillips Petroleum Company, is survived by Jan King, his wife of 56 years; brother H.D. King; sons, Ronald and Larry King and daughter, Stephanie Pfister. He is also survived by grandchildren Bradley, Alan and Bridgette King; and Lucie, Cassandra and Sam Morana; Anthony (A.J.) Mazzola, Jr., and Nicholas Pfister.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange, Texas. Burial will follow at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange, Texas. In lieu of flowers be made to Little League Baseball Inc., 3700 South University Parks Drive, Waco, Texas 76706.