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Obit – Mr. Kenneth King

Mr. Kenneth King, age 78, of Carthage died Saturday morning October 10, 2020 at his Third Avenue East home following a period of declining health. He was pronounced deceased at 10:05 a.m. at the Riverview Regional Medical Center E. R. in Carthage.

Mr. King was at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where his funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon October 19th a 1 p.m. Sis. Gladys Bane Hart and Bro. Roger Grisham officiated at the services and burial followed in the King Family lot in the Garden of Gethsemane at Smith County Memorial Gardens.

One of four children born to the late Elmwood Community native Joseph Shirley King who died at the age of 77 on August 18, 2000 and the late Stonewall Community native Ona May Clemons King who died at the age of 81 on March 21, 2002, he was born James Kenneth King in the Elmwood Community on August 9, 1942.

An infant sister, Shirley Diann King, died October 2, 1948 at the age of 15 days.

Mr. King was united in marriage to Turkey Creek Community native, the former Lellie Marie Thomas, at the Carthage Emmanuel Church of Christ on July 11, 1964 by then church pastor Rev. Rob Roy Banks. The ceremony witnesses were Audrey McBride Grisham and Elizabeth Grisham Thomas.

Mr. and Mrs. King were preceded in death by a son, Rondal Shane King who died as the result of an automobile accident in Wilson County on Sunday night November 15, 1998 at the age of 29.

Mr. King was employed with the Ford Glass Plant in Nashville for over thirty two years retiring with the position of inspector in 2007.

He was a member of the Full Gospel Tabernacle in Jesus Name in Lebanon.

Surviving in addition to his wife Marie of over fifty six years are their two sons, Michael King and Joshua (Josh) King both of Carthage; two brothers, Donnie King and wife Lela of Gordonsville, Randy King and wife Veronica of South Carthage.