Connersville native Glenda “Fay” King, 78, died Monday, January 24, 2022 at Reid Health in Richmond. Fay was born to William “Shelby” and Lola Isaacs Harrison on June 4, 1943.
She attended and graduated from Connersville High School in 1961. Fay married Robert H. King on September 8, 1990. She was employed as an optician with Dr. McDaniels for seventeen years prior to the merger with Connersville Eye center from which she retired in 2014. Fay was a faithful member of First Baptist Church in Connersville, Eta Pi Kappa Sorority, and the Red Hat Society. She was an outstanding local artist, and an avid “yard-seller”. Above all, she enjoyed spending her time with her family, especially her grandbabies.
Fay is survived by her son: Richard “Rick” D. Wilcox and his wife Rachel; her son-in-law: Brian House her late daughter Dena’s husband; step-son: Mike King and Lisa; step-daughter: Kathy Hilbert and Dave; brothers: William Jeffery Harrison and Jeannine, Loren “Bo” Harrison and Julie; sister: Roberta “Bobbie” Harrison; six grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren plus Eloise Grace on the way; four step-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, and husband of fourteen years, Fay is preceded in death by her daughter Dena House; brother: Dwight Harrison; sister: Ramona Harrison; father of her children: Richard “Dick” D. Wilcox.
A funeral service will be conducted at 7:00 p.m., Monday, January 31, 2022 at Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Myers Chapel, Connersville with Pastor Mal Gibson of First Baptist Church officiating. Friends may visit the funeral home from 3:00p.m. until time of service. Memorial contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society or First Baptist Church in Fay’s honor.