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Roger Lincoln King

October 7, 1942 ~ October 17, 2018
November 6, 2018
Rger Lincoln King
Roger Lincoln King, 76, passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2018, at the Hospice Christopher House, Austin, Texas, following his illness with cancer. A private family memorial will be held at a later time to spread his ashes.

He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 7, 1942, a son of Willard J. King and Henrietta Baird King. After his father’s retirement in Wisconsin, the family moved to northeastern Montana as early homesteaders.

Roger entered the eighth grade in Victor, Montana, and later graduated from Victor High School, Class of 1961.

After high school, he entered the University of Montana, but his studies were interrupted by his need to work and military service. In 1967, he was ordered into active duty in the United States Navy. He served as radio operator aboard the USS Kishwaukee, and was discharged with honors in 1968.

Roger completed his studies at the University of Montana in Missoula, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1974. After 14 years living and working as a carpenter and contractor in Montana, he moved to Hollywood, California, to work with his nephews in the film industry.

Throughout the years, he worked as a prop-maker, production coordinator, set designer, and art director. The highlight of his career came in 2003-2004, when he received an Emmy for Outstanding Art Direction for a Single-Camera Series in "Carnivale," an HBO TV Series.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Pillot, Austin, Texas, whom he married in Ventura, California, in 2006. After retiring from the film industry in 2015, they moved from California and bought a house in Austin, where they made their home.

From his marriage to Mary, he is survived by step-daughter Christiana Pillot and step-granddaughter Madison Pillot Dahan, both of South Pasadena, California, and step-son John Christopher Pillot, Austin. From his previous marriage to Doris Patriquin of Spokane, he is survived by his son, Jordan Asher King, Spokane, and predeceased by his son Jonah Sander King in 2006.

He is also survived by his brother, Bruce King, Hamilton, Texas, sisters Sara Lee Baird, Chinook, Montana, and Judith Baruth, Bonners Ferry, and dearly loved by many nieces, nephews and friends.

Donations may be made to the Austin Hospice Christopher House, (512) 342-4747 or email development@hospiceaustin.org.

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