Wallace “Wally” Stanley King (1932-2015)

Wallace “Wally” Stanley King (1932-2015)

March 15, 1932 - June 28, 2015
Wallace "Wally" Stanley King passed away on June 28, 2015 at the age of 83. A teacher to all, he was born on March 15, 1932 in Fillmore, Ca. Wally was the youngest of four children born to Dale B. King Sr. and Vernie King. Wally was raised on the family ranch in Piru, Ca. He graduated from Fillmore High School in 1950. After earning his Bachelor of Science degree from Cal-Poly, he proudly served his country as a medical technician in the United States Army. After his honorable discharge from the Army, he began his teaching career. He taught at various California high schools, and spent 33 years at Tulare Union High School. In addition to teaching science and math, he sponsored the Asian Club at Tulare Union High.
While teaching at Tulare Union High School, Wally met and married his best friend and the love of his life, Billie Anne Range. They spent 43 amazing and happy years
together. They were both avid readers and shared their love of books. Wally and Billie had no children of their own, but developed a very strong friendship with Sophea and Suzie Chhean and their family. He is survived and missed by his loving wife Billie, his "honorary daughters" Sophea and Suzie Chhean, many nieces, nephews, friends and students.
A celebration of Wally's life will be held at Tulare First Assembly of God Church located at 316 South Mooney Blvd., in Tulare on Friday, July 3, 2015 at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Wally's memory to the charity of your choice.
Funeral arrangements by Peers Lorentzen Funeral Service, Tulare.