John Walter King, age 91, of Hendersonville, TN passed away peacefully on November 13, 2016.
Mr. King was born November 28, 1924 in Obion County and was raised on his family farm. Mr. King is preceded in death by his parents, James Courtland and Bessie Hampton King, and his siblings James King, Ralph King, Al Hampton King, and Ramille King Williams.
Mr. King married Kathleen Cunningham. They were happily married for 37 years. They had a son, Barry, and a daughter, Wanda. John enlisted in the United States Air Force, where he rose to the rank of Chief Master Sergeant. John served his country during WWII, the Korean Conflict, and the Vietnam Era for thirty years. John married Anna Laura Mitchell in Union City, TN in November 1986. John and Anna lived for many years in Union City and Hendersonville, TN. They were happily married for 30 years.
John is survived by those he loves most in the world; his loving wife, Anna Laura Mitchell King of Hendersonville, TN; son, Barry King of Little Rock, AR; and daughter, Wanda (Gary) Crouch of Kingston Springs, TN; eight grandchildren; and fourteen great-grandchildren. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and a member of the Church of Christ. Mr. King will be greatly missed by all who had the joy of knowing him.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Freed-Hardeman University’s Pete Parker Scholarship Fund, 158 E. Main Street, Henderson, TN 38340. Please be sure to note your donation to this specific fund in memory of John W. King.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. with a Celebration of John’s Life following at 3 p.m. All will be held at Hendersonville Funeral Home, 353 E. Main Street, Hendersonville, TN 37075. hendersonvillefh.com 615-824-3855 Mr. King will be buried at Terrace Hill Cemetery in Troy, TN on November 17, 2016 at 11:30 a.m.