DATELINE: KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA
Jerry L. King
Jerry L. King, 86, peacefully passed away while surrounded by his loving family on May 2nd, 2021. He was born in Kings Mountain, NC, son of the late Louise Bobbitt King and Denver (Dink) Olan King. Jerry was also preceded in death by his son Michael William King, and his daughter-in-law Thelma Jean Strickland King. Jerry grew up in Kings Mountain, North Carolina, where he attended Kings Mountain High School and later graduated from Western Carolina University. He was a Lieutenant in the United States Navy, where he served as a pilot on various aircraft carriers. After completing his tenure with the Navy, he returned to family life, the rearing of his five children, and a career in banking. This took him on a journey from Charlotte, NC to Columbia, SC, and finally settling in his home town of Kings Mountain, NC.
Jerry was very active in his community where he served as president of Kings Mountain Rotary Club. He was a faithful member of First Presbyterian Church where he taught Sunday school and served on the church Session.
Jerry was passionate about spending time with his family and friends. He was a man with an incredible sense of humor, who enjoyed laughing, nature, and anything that flies. He loved his wife, Dr. Jane King of 34 years, and loved having coffee with his best friend Gene White.
He is survived by his wife Dr. Jane King, and children Karen King Moser (Jeff), Wesley Todd King (Paula), Susan Joan King (Jay), and John Finley King (Eden). Grandchildren include Laura Leigh Watson (Matt), William Jacob Moser (Paige), Colden Todd King (Claire), Sarah Torrence Moser, Madison Ann King, Sarah Susan King, and Gibson George King. Great-grandchildren, Eve Elizabeth Watson, Jacob Michael Watson, and Benjamin Robert Watson. Brother-in-law Lewis R Cabe (Diane). Niece, Tanessa Cabe (Steve), Great nieces Helenica Harte and Gizella Harte.
MEMORIAL SERVICE: Friday, May 7, 2021 at 11:00 AM at First Presbyterian Church, Kings Mountain, NC with Reverend John Bridges officiating.
VISITATION: Friday, May 7, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 10:50 AM prior to the service at the church.
INTERMENT: A private interment will be held at Mountain Rest Cemetery
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ARRANGEMENTS: HARRIS FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA
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