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Jasper Linly King, age 73, of Riddle, OR, left this earth on Sunday, March 4, 2018, leaving those behind with memories of love, laughter, and the entire karaoke repertoire of George Strait. Jasper is survived by his fiancée, Judy Smith, who gave him the happiest years of his life, and his daughter, Lorrie Lynn, who wishes those years were longer. He is also survived by his grandson, Isak, and siblings James King and Linda King-Wargo. His nieces and nephew Rochelle, Donnelle, and Eric, all wish they could go camping with Uncle Linn one more time. Also, fondly remembering him, are his step-sons Cody and Scot Peterson, from his previous marriage, who gave him great joy. His Jack Russell Terrier, Megan, is inconsolable. He is preceded in death by his parents Arthur Linly and Alma Katherine; his former wife Peggy Jean; favorite uncles Eldon “Bud” and Raymond Fipps; beloved horse Jilly Jo Tomas, and his ’63 Corvette. During his formative years, Jasper graced the fine institutions of Springfield High School, Milo Adventist Academy, and Lane Community College. During the Vietnam War, he volunteered his service with the US Army, as part of a special operations unit, receiving an honorable discharge. He retired as a general contractor, from a career that spanned Oregon and California. Notable renovations include several vineyards across the Napa Valley, where he was no stranger in the tasting rooms, as well as buildings in the Mission District of San Francisco, following the earthquake of 1989. Jasper was a fashion icon in the style of John Wayne, amassing the world’s largest collection of belt buckles, flannel shirts, and cowboy hats, proudly displaying his crown jewel--the world’s largest buffalo nickel bolo-tie. He raised American Quarter Horses and possessed savant-level knowledge of the Doc Bar bloodline. He spent his fortunes of wisdom and beer money, counseling friends and strangers alike. He lived for the outdoors, hunting and fishing every inch of the Oxbow Canyon Wilderness, teaching every child in the King family how to lock and load, and bait a hook. While his love for black licorice, coffee, and Roquefort dressing remained strong, he discovered a passion for karaoke later in life, cutting CDs with his beloved Judy, and becoming an infamous figure at the Seven Feathers Casino. He recently discovered the iPhone 8, and loved texting with his daughter and grandson. He could recite entire sections of Smokey and the Bandit, much to the delight of his nephew, Eric. He was a proud member of the Big’s Hi-Yu-He-He clean plate burger club. A debt of gratitude goes out to nurses Kuuipo and Kat at Riverbend Hospital ICU, who provided loving care and support for Jasper, as well as compassion and moral support for the family. Friends can pay their respects at the memorial service on Monday, March 12, at 3 p.m., at Sunset Hills Funeral Home, and visit with the family at the reception following. Sunset Hills is located at 4810 Willamette Street in Eugene, OR 97405. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jasper’s name can be made to Sunset Hills Funeral Home in Eugene, OR to help cover the memorial service expense by calling 541-342-6853. Arrangements are in the care of Sunset Hills Funeral Home.

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