John Thomas King, Sr., 86, of Catawba passed away peacefully at home Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Born April 6, 1931 in Loris, SC, he was the son of the late Alton Perry and Nancy Leona King. He served in the US Navy, and was stationed in Hawaii from 1950-1954. In addition to his parents, his wife of 63 years, Harriet Suggs King, two brothers and sister-in-law, Ed King and Betty and Robert King preceded him in death. 
Left to cherish his memory: 
2 Sons: John Thomas King, Jr. and wife Myra of Mexico; Gregory Suggs King and wife Mary of Catawba. 
1 Daughter: Donna Reynolds of Huntersville. 
6 Grandchildren: Tommy King III and wife, Shannon; Ashley Whitener and husband, Jason; Jennifer Moore and husband, Chad; Cassady-Jo Burdette and husband, Curtis; Gregory King and wife, Amanda; Jordan King. 
14 Great- Grandchildren. 
Brother: Wayne King and wife Carolyn
Sister: Sadie Gore and husband Curtiss
The funeral service will be held Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 12:00 noon at Burke Mortuary Chapel in Maiden with Pastor David J. Niemeyer officiating. 
Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Lincolnton. 
The family will receive friends, prior to the service, from 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM at the funeral home. 
Burke Mortuary in Maiden is serving the King Family.