May 8, 1957 ~ September 13, 2021

Born in: Buncombe County, NC
Resided in: Panama City Beach, FL

Kerry Lee King, 64, of Panama City Beach Florida, passed away Monday September 13th 2021.

A lifelong resident of Western North Carolina and Texas he was a 1975 graduate of TC Roberson High School. He honorably served 4 years in US Army. Kerry retired from Meritor Inc in Fletcher NC and enjoyed his new home in beautiful Panama City Beach for the past 2 years. He loved serving the Lord by helping others and volunteering his services any time opportunities arose. Kerry was a proactive member in the biker-group at Destiny Worship Center in Panama City Beach.

Passionate about Motorcycles, Hot Rods, Big Trucks, RVs, and “anything with gears and a motor,” Kerry loved God and his family most. He was affectionately known as “Papa King” by his grandchildren. He leaves behind his beloved dog Maggie.

Kerry was the son of the late Thurman F. King and is survived by his mother, Alberta Evelyn Barrett King, his son, Todd Owen King and his wife Laci Greene King of Clifton, Texas and their daughters – Ellie, Katie, and Lilly, his sister Kandi King Shepherd of Fletcher, NC, his brother Kevin King of Arden, NC, His nephew Scott Burns and his wife Aimie Burns of Fletcher, NC and his niece Jessica Shepherd of Asheville, NC.

The family will receive friends from 1pm to 2pm Saturday, October 9, 2021 at Jones Valley Baptist Church, 107 Sandy Mush Rd, Leicester, NC 28748.

A life-celebration service will be at 2pm with Pastor Steve Starling officiating and followed by a private graveside service for family members.

In lieu of flowers, please contribute to the “WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT.”


Celebration of Life: October 9, 2021 2:00 pm

Jones Valley Baptist Church
Big Sandy Mush Road
Leicester, NC 28748

Visitation: October 9, 2021 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Jones Valley Baptist Church
Big Sandy Mush Road
Leicester, NC 28748

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  1. My cousin and friend. Warm and generous, hard-working and prosperous. He loved people, his dogs, and things made of steel. I’ll miss you Kerry.

  2. I met Mr.King while on vacation in PCB. I was in town with my wife for the kickoff of the Hoka Hey motorcycle Challenge. I could tell immediately that this man was passionate about God,Motorcycles ,and life. We had many things in common. We stayed in touch via Facebook. I was blessed to have met him. My prayers for his family. Rest easy brother, we will meet again.

    • Thank you! We appreciate your condolences. I love how Kerry never met a stranger! I’m glad you got to know him!!

  3. Eternal Rest Grant unto him oh Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him and may he Rest In Peace. We were deeply saddened to hear about the passing of our long-time friend, Kerry. We are in shock and disbelief but we know he is at rest in Christ. Much love to his brother Kevin and his son Todd, his mother, sister and grandchildren.

  4. Dear Kerry, high school and the Army hold some very special memories for me and you. Hope to see you soon in God’s most glorious kingdom ‘One Fine Day’

  5. My heart has been broken. I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of my long-time friend, Kerry King. I am in shock and disbelief but I know he is at rest in Christ. He was a very sweet and caring person. He loved his Schnauzer Babies, and we shared those memories. His first furbaby came from me. Much love and comfort to the family. We will miss Kerry but will see him again.


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