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Mr. Jesse J. King, Burkesville, KY (1924-2016)

He was a member of the Burkesville Church of Christ, a U. S. Army World War II Veteran having attained the rank of Private First Class, a bus driver for Cumberland County Schools for 31 years, and a truck driver for 12 years. He was a member of the local V.F.W. and D.A.V. and loved old cars.
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Mr. Jesse J. KIng, 92 passed away on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at the Cumberland County Hospital in Burkesville, KY.

Funeral Services will be conducted on Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 2pmCT, in The Memory Chapel of Norris-New Funeral Home, 601 N Main Street, Burkesville, KY, with Bro. Raymond Castillo and Bro. Jacob Jordan officiating. Burial will be in the Burkesville Cemetery with Military Honors by The Monticello D.A.V. Chapter Number 105. The family will receive friends after 5pmCT, Saturday, March 12, 2016 until the funeral hour on Sunday.


Mr. Jesse J. King, Burkesville, KY (1924-2016)

He was born on Saturday, February 23, 1924 in the Bow Community of Cumberland County, KY. He was the son of the late Willie Sam and Sarah Ella (Sewell) King. He died Wednesday, March 9, 2016, in Burkesville, KY, having attained the age of 92 years and 15 days.

He was a member of the Burkesville Church of Christ, a U. S. Army World War II Veteran having attained the rank of Private First Class, a bus driver for Cumberland County Schools for 31 years, and a truck driver for 12 years. He was a member of the local V.F.W. and D.A.V. and loved old cars. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his siblings, Eula Perkins, Jewell Groce Flowers, Lucy Watson Oliver, Paul King, Bercie Moon, Grace Jennings, Howard King, Leon King, and an infant son.

He is survived by his wife, Weltha Williams King, whom he wed on Saturday, May 1, 1948, and the following:
  • His daughter and son-in-law, Sherry Deloris and Steve Radford, Burkesville, KY

  • His son and daughter-in-law, David N. and Kathy King,Burkesville, KY

  • His grandchildren, Melanie (and Doug) Willis, Meredith (and Jon) Myatt, Tiffany (and Troy) Huddleston, Travis Radford, Luke King, and Chelsea King

  • His great-grandchildren, Lanie Willis, Hallie Willis, Gracie Myatt, Miley Kate Willis, and Henry Huddleston
If you desire, contributions appreciated to the local V.F.W. post in his memory.

Send condolences to the family of Mr. Jesse J. King

Norris-New Funeral Home, 601 N Main Street, Burkesville, KY is honored to be in charge of all the arrangements.


This story was posted on 2016-03-09 18:55:24


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