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Kenneth King
  • December 26, 1939
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  • October 12, 2019

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Obituary

Mr. Kenneth Gale King, of Lake Panasoffkee, FL, passed away at his home on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at the age of 79.

Kenneth was born to parents John D. King and Cynthia Olivia King on December 26, 1939 in Tampa, FL. He grew up as the eldest of four children and attended Turkey Creek High School. On April 11, 1969,he married, Sarah Jo Stokes of Dover, FL. He took a position as a Tampa, FL Firefighter in 1968, where he served for 20 years and one day. He was also the owner and principle operator of AAA Mildew Control.

Kenneth is survived by his wife, Sarah Jo King; his daughters, Penny Cooke (Angelo) and Cyndee Pence (Ed); his sons Kenneth King Jr (Brenda) , Allen King(Joy), Gregory King (Kim), eight grandchildren (David, Shala, Kyle, Jarrod, Tyler, Mitchell (Alex), Morgan, and Nick) , five great-grandchildren (Kyle Jr, Skyler, Jarrod Jr, Chris and Corey); his brother Ernest Simpson (Brenda) and his former wife, Norma Vickers. He is preceded in death by his parents John and Cynthia; Step-Father Raymond Simpson,  his sisters Carol Chaudry (Rafiq) and Betty Eady(Ray).

The celebration of life for Kenneth will be held at the First Baptist Church of Lake Panasoffkee, FL on Friday October 25, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. The family is grateful for the condolences, but would prefer donations to the American Cancer Society in lieu of receiving flowers.  


Service

Location:
First Baptist Church of Lake Panasoffkee

Date & Time:
October 25, 2019 at 11:00 AM


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  1. 18 Oct 2019
    Sarah Jo King says:
    I love you, Honey. None of this seems real to me. I miss you so much!! I can't even begin to imagine life without you. I wasn't ready for you to go. It came way too soon. We had our share of differences over the years but through the mercy and grace of God He so amazingly let us express our love for one another in the last moments of your life here on earth. I will remember our final words until I die and join you again in heaven. I love you, I love you, I love you and although you could barely get the words out and the sound was coming from deep within you every time I said I love you, you repeated them back to me. God gave those moments to you and me so we could know how very much we loved one another. Those were the last words you uttered in this life but I know you're in heaven now waiting til we meet again someday in a place with no more pain, no more sorrow, no more cancer, no more cross words, no more sin but a perfect place that God has planned for His children where there will be perfect peace and where we'll never die but be in the presence of Jesus forever and evermore. I love you, Honey and my heart is breaking because you are not here with me and the boys.....your "muscle dog" Oreo and your "best buddy" Bingo. I'm thankful for the years we had together, for the good times and the bad. They went by way too fast!