John Jeffery King, 55

Born: Sun., Jan. 19, 1964
Died: Thu., Jul. 18, 2019


2:00 PM to 4:45 PM, Sat., Jul. 27, 2019
Location: Big Springs Baptist Church

Funeral Service

5:00 PM Sat., Jul. 27, 2019
Location: Big Springs Baptist Church

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Mr. John Jeffery King, 55, of Ellenboro,better known as "JJ", went to live with the Lord on Thursday, July 18, 2019 surrounded by his family.
He was the son of Betty King Posey of Winston-Salem, and the late Johnny King. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his brother, Johnny Dale King and sister Whitney King. He was a loving husband and father of two. A native of Belmont, he had graduated from South Point High School. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps  and had worked at Duke Energy for 32 years. He was an avid golfer and drummer. He was always generous in helping his fellow man and his humor was contagious, he could easily put a smile on your face. Most of all, John dedicated his life to the Lord.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife Karen King of Clover, SC: his son, Wesley King and wife Bobbie Jo, of Ellenboro; his daughter, Alicia Pham and husband Van, of Houston, TX; and his siblings, Sandy King and wife Donna of Belmont, Michael Posey of Winston-Salem, and Jason King and Courtney King, both of Rock Hill, SC; there are 3 grandchildren, Autumn King, Lillian King, and Brooklyn Carter.
The Funeral will be conducted at 5:00 pm Saturday, July 27, 2019 at Big Springs Baptist Church. The Rev. Max Burgin will officiate. Burial will follow in the Duncan's Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery with Military Rites rendered by the Rutherford County Honor Guard.
The Visitation will be from 2 pm until 4:45 pm Saturday, July 27th at Big Springs Baptist Church prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, PO Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043.
Washburn & Dorsey Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.
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Amanda Ray, RN
   Posted Fri July 19, 2019
The family is in my thoughts and prayers- it was an honor and privilege to care for John. May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of your times together as you celebrate a life well lived. May God bless and keep your family during your time of sorrow.
Jeremiah 31:13- “I will turn their mourning into gladness. I will give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow.”
Psalm 46:1- “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in times of trouble.”

Mandy Rhyne
   Posted Sun July 21, 2019
You were an awesome man! You could brighten anyone’s day by just entering a room and smiling. Your sense of humor and love of life were contagious. I, along with Rem and Colby, were so privileged you touched our lives. You will never be forgotten and ALWAYS missed my dear friend. We love you!
Our deepest sympathies to JJ’s entire family.

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