PRINCETON — John E. King, Jr., 85, of Cimarron Drive, Princeton, died Wednesday, March 8, 2017 in Princeton Community Hospital.
Born, March 3, 1932 in Botetourt County, VA, he was the son of the late John E. King, Sr. and Gladys Holloway King.
John retired from the U.S. Army with 20 years of service having served in the Korean and Vietnam Conflicts. He then started a second career in the coal industry and retired with 20 years service. John was a member of the Mt. Horeb United Methodist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, John E. King, III, a sister, Nellie Smallridge and four brothers, Junior King, James Whitley King, Fredrick King, and Thomas Manuel King.
He is survived by his loving companion, of 30 years, Helen Moody; Three children: Michael King, Pamela Martin and Tammy Redden all of Princeton; Granddaughters, Leah Redden of Athens and Lauren Ross of Princeton. and Great Grandchildren, Drake Kidd and Cadence Ross both of Princeton; One brother: Harold (Corky) King and wife Barbara of Princeton; Two sisters: Mildred Conner of Princeton; Barbara Vohsen of Armold MO; Host of nieces and nephews; His fishing buddy, Ronnie Mabe.
Funeral services to celebrate the life of John E. King, Jr., will be held at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, March 11, 2017 from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on Athens Road in Princeton with Pastor Tommy Marsh officiating. The U.S. Army National Guard Honor Guard will provide military rites. Following the services, the family will honor his request that he be cremated.
Friends may visit with the family from 1:00 P.M. until the service hour at the funeral home on Saturday.
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The King family is being served by the Memorial Funeral Directory and Cremation Center on the Athens Road in Princeton.