Billie  King
Billie Martin Dyche King, wife of George Robert "Bobby" King, passed away at her home on Wednesday, January 22, 2020.
She was the mother of Marti Harris, Michelle Brock, and Joe Reynolds "Tony" (Donna) Brown II. She was "GiGi" to Josh Harris, Haylee Harris, Jeffrey Brock, Jr., Meg Brock, Abbey Brown, and Phillip Brown. She was sister to Margaret Dyche Keith.
Billie was preceded in death by her parents, Martin and Rubye Boles Dyche, and her son-in-law, Jeffrey Brock.
Billie was a graduate of London High School and attended the University of Kentucky and was a Life-Member of the UK Alumni Association. She was a fan of all UK sports, especially football. A life-long member of First Christian Church, London, Kentucky, Billie served as an Elder and was active in the church's Guild and The Samaritans.
Billie was a fourth generation co-Owner and co-Publisher of The Sentinel-Echo of London, Kentucky. She founded The King's Ransom jewelry store and TravelTime. Active in many civic organizations through the years, she was a former member of London Younger Women's Club as well as a long-time board member of the A.R. Dyche Memorial Park and she helped restore the cemetery her grandfather donated to London to financial stability. She was a volunteer for Tri-County Hospice from that organization's infancy. Billie was an active 4-H volunteer at all levels and was a board member at J.M. Feltner 4-H Camp in London. She was a two-time honoree at the Laurel County Homecoming. While her children were in the Laurel County High School marching band, Billie was an active band booster. She was a volunteer for the American Cancer Society. Prior to her illness, Billie was also an active golfer.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to First Christian Church, 303 North Main Street, London, Kentucky 40741.
Visitation will be held at First Christian Church, Saturday, January 25, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by a Memorial service also at the church.
Published on January 23, 2020


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Cheryl Fowler Hamilton
Jan 27, 2020
Although I have been gone from London for more than 15 years, I have many happy memories with Billie and Bobby. We used to have a great time at London Country Club events. Billie always made me feel welcome, not like a newcomer. I had the privilege of knowing her children also, especially Tony, and she did a marvelous job raising them. She will be fondly remembered. My deep condolences to her family.
Beverly Sue Peace
Jan 24, 2020
My condolences to Bob and to the whole family. May the Lord give you strength and comfort through your time of grief. God bless
Jerry Peace
Jan 23, 2020
a old friend from London would like to say goodbye too you remembering the fun days in London we had.
I've been gone from London for many years ,but yor I will alway be in my heart as a friend.
you will be missed by all of us and my love to all of your family.
Virginia nester
Jan 23, 2020
So sorry to hear about Billie Martin she was a real asset to London my condolences to all the family virginia nester
Dale & Linda Eads
Jan 23, 2020
Bobby, We are so sorry. Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family! Dale & Linda
Jeff Barton
Jan 23, 2020
Years ago when my dads jewelry business was destroyed by fire near the Christmas season it was Billie who stepped up and said come, I have a place for you!!! Bobby and family we have not forgotten and are eternally grateful for her generosity to our family. Our prayers for your family!!