Robert “Lincoln” King

Robert “Lincoln” King, CW0-3, 78, of Buckeye, AZ, died November 22, 2017 in Buckeye, AZ. He was born February 16, 1939 to Eugene and Mary King in Long Beach, CA.

Robert graduated from Southern Illinois University with a BS in Occupational Education. He retired from the US Navy in 1980 after 23 years of meritorious service. A veteran of the Vietnam war, he received numerous commendation medals including the Bronze Star. As part of his service, Robert served in the elite Special Forces as a Navy SEAL, Underwater Demolition Team 13 and fulfilled his childhood dream of making a difference to his country by serving in the military. He was a member of the VFW, DAV and the UDT-SEAL Association. Robert is survived by his wife Patti Ann King; sons Robert King Jr., Michael King, James King, step-son John Francis; sister Anita L. Batz, brother-in-law Charles Batz and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Committal services will be held at 10:30 am on Tuesday, December 5th at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd in Phoenix, AZ. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the VFW, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) or the UDT Seal Association Inc at: 1619 D Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23459 or call 757.363.7490, ext.203 Condolences to the family can be left at


4 Comments on “Robert “Lincoln” King

  1. Rest in peace Lincoln. You are dearly missed and have left a hole in our hearts that will take quite some time to heal. Thank you for your service to our country and more importantly, your unwavering friendship.

  2. Max Hatch & Janice Larson
    December 04, 2017
    Patti & Family
    Janice & I will never forget Lincoln and the times we had with him. The lunches, get togethers and the memorable flagstone gathering trip. Nor the Thanksgiving trip to the lodge at Lake Mary. All of our memories are fond of the two of you. Lincoln may be gone but never forgotten!

  3. Patti
    We are so sorry that we could not attend the service. Our hearts go out to you and your family.
    Max & Janice

  4. I will miss you terribly, my “little” brother, my hero. I’m comforted by the fact that you are no longer suffering, but it hurts to know that we will no longer be able to trade stories of our childhood. I’m so proud of you and what you did for the country you loved. I’m grateful for the love and devotion you shared with Patti. The love and respect you had for your sons will be with them always. You were one-of-a-kind and will be remembered and missed by many.

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