He was a member of Second Baptist Church in Union City and had previously worked for Walmart. He was a U.S. Navy veteran.
Mr. King is survived by his spouse, Cathy King of Hermitage; his daughter, Shanna (Michael) Dowdy of Mayfield; and his son, Lt. Col. Ryan (Kristin) King of the Netherlands. Six grandchildren also survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents, L.D. and Marene (Blakemore) King.
Graveside memorial services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at East View Cemetery. Friends are asked to meet at the cemetery at the service time.
The family requests that donations be made to Future Hope Africa, 115 Canterbury Court, Princeton, KY 42445; or to The Boat Outreach Ministries, 1430 Spence Chapel Road, Mayfield, KY 42066.