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AUSTIN, Texas — Roger Lincoln King, 76, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 at the Hospice Christopher House, following his illness with cancer. He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Oct. 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 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 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 fourteen 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. 2003-2004 was the highlight of his career 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 of 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, Texas where they made their home.

From his marriage to Mary, he is survived by his Step-daughter, Christiana Pillot and Step-granddaughter, Madison Pillot Dahan of South Pasadena, California; Step-son, John Christopher Pillot of Austin, Texas.

From his previous marriage to Doris Patriquin of Spokane, Washington, he is survived by his son, Jordan Asher King of Spokane, Washington and predeceased by his son, Jonah Sander King, in 2006. Survived by his brother, Bruce King of Hamilton, two sisters: Sara Lee Baird of Chinook and Judith Baruth of Bonners Ferry, Idaho, and dearly loved by many nieces, nephews and friends.

A private family memorial will be held at a later time to spread his ashes. Donations may be made to the Austin Hospice Christopher House, 512-342-4747 or email: 

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