WASHINGTON — Scott Richard King, 41, of Washington, formerly of Troy, Tenn., died Dec. 7, 2012, at his residence.
He was born July 15, 1971, in Baltimore, Md, to William H. "Bill" and Mary Jo King of Troy, Tenn. His father preceded him in death.
He was the loving and proud father of daughter, Rileigh King, and son, Brady King, both of Washington, and loving and proud stepfather of son, Dalton (Emily) Ruzicka of Lincoln and daughter, LeAmber (Aaron) Ruzicka-Brackman, of the U.S. Navy. Loving brother to Billy (Mitzi) King of Troy, Tenn and to Julie (Travis) King-James of Cloverdale, Tenn. He was also uncle to many nieces and nephews that he adored.
Scott was a Special Agent with U.S. Secret Service from December 1998 to December 2012, where he earned many merit awards and honors for his service.
He was lead agent for The Cyber Crime Unit in Central Illinois and was passionate about stopping crimes against children. He was formerly a police officer with the Union City Police Department in Union City, Tenn. from January 1997 to December 1998 and Nashville Metropolitan Police Dept., Nashville, Tenn. from October 1993 to January 1997.
He was a graduate of the University of Tennessee.
Scott loved God, his country and he loved his family the most. He loved sports of all kinds and coached many children in this community on teams that ranged from flag football to travel baseball to Washington Community High School Football. Those were dreams come true for him. He was a mentor, friend and hero we will never be able to replace or forget.
Services were held Dec. 13, 2012, Troy United Methodist Church, Troy, Tenn.
Pallbearers included Tom Brecklin of Brecklin's BP in Washington, Jeff Avery, Peoria County Sheriff's Department and Jake Duro, Illinois State Police.