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James Henry King

May 27, 1921 – December 25, 2014

Sunday, December 28, 2014
Visitation: 2:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Nelson & Sons Chapel Murfreesboro
448 E. Burton St, Murfreesboro, TN

Monday, December 29, 2014
Lie In State: 11:00 A.M. – 12:00 Noon
Family Visitation: 12:00 Noon – 1:00 P.M.
Funeral Service: 1:00 P.M.

Riverdale Church of Christ
507 Warrior Drive
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Stones River Cemetery
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

James Henry King was born on May 25, 1921 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee to the late Elijah King and Annie Mai Mitchell King. He transitioned from this earthly life at the age of 93 on Thursday, December 25, 2014 at his residence.

He is preceded in death by sisters, Lucille Cathey, Ruby Howse, Johnnie B. Cox, brother, I.W. King (Dub), daughter, Alice Faye King and son, James Arnold King.

James was baptized in 1950 at East State Street Church of Christ which later became Bradyville Road Church of Christ. He moved his membership to Sandhill Church of Christ in LaVergne, Tennessee to be with his family but after health begins to fail him he moved his membership to Riverdale Church of Christ where he served faithful until his death.

On October 19, 1946, he was united in holy matrimony to Lula Jackson where four children were born. James loved to fish and hunt. He worked with Drew’s Plastering Company, Textron, formerly called AVCO, V.A. Hospital, and actually had his own business, “Three Bills and a King”, and Riverdale High School where he retired being the oldest Rutherford County employee in 2012.

He leaves to cherished his memory, his loving and devoted wife of 68 years, Lula Jackson King, two devoted daughters, Annie Frances King and Sherrie King Murray; six grandchildren, Sylvia (Jimmie) Jones, Latesha (Marcus) Wade, James Glenn King of California, Daniele (Jerry) Ross, Rakesha King, James Arnold King; twelve great-grandchildren, Asa Jones, Laila Jones, Jayla Ross, Devontae Ross, Jayden Ross, Chelle’ Jones, Isaiah Wade, Makiaylah Wade, Konami Wade, Dayton David, James Arnold King III, and James Justin King; and one great-great granddaughter, Kassidy Nicholson; six nieces Gladys O. Cannon, Mary Frances Hunt, Diane Gilmore, Peggy White, Georgia E. McMurray and Melissa Lopez; two devoted nephews, Robert O. Howse and Henry I. Miller; nephew LaDrake King, and one very devoted great nephew, Michael Smith; a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends; and a very special friend and co-worker, James Vance.

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