John Walter King

Born in Obion County, TN on November 28, 1924

Departed on November 13, 2016 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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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. 615-824-3855 Mr. King will be buried at Terrace Hill Cemetery in Troy, TN on November 17, 2016 at 11:30 a.m.

5 Comments to John Walter King

  1. Fran Baird
    November 14, 2016 7:11 pm

    So very sorry for the loss of this wonderful Christian man. He truly will be missed by all who knew him, my love to Anna Laura & their families. Fran Baird.

  2. Beth Baker
    November 14, 2016 9:39 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Praying for your hearts to be filled with blessed memories. Love you all,
    Beth Baker

  3. George and Patricia Harris
    November 15, 2016 7:19 pm

    Mr. King was a sweet, warm Godly man and a wonderful neighbor. He will be missed but I know heaven is rejoicing to have him. Our prayers will be with your family.

  4. Lisa williamsscurry
    November 15, 2016 8:14 pm

    He will be deeply missed love lisa williamsscurry
    So sorry for this loss

  5. Amy terry
    November 16, 2016 9:39 am

    Hug your sister Ramiel Williams for me!!!! Fly high I’
    I’m so very sorry for your loss hugs and kisses

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