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March 29, 1947 — December 16, 2017

Lowell David “Herbie” King, age 70, of Whitley City, Kentucky, passed away Saturday, December 16, 2017, at the VA Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky.

He was born in Oneida, Tennessee, on March 29, 1947, the son of the late Noble and Betty (Miller) King.  Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children: Dianne Campbell King, three sisters: Tammy King, Deborah (King) Ridner and Pandora “Tiny” Crabtree.

Surviving family include his wife, Edna Sue (Vanover) King whom he married October 23, 2014, a son, David Lee King of Gainsboro, Tennessee, two daughters: Melisa “Missy” King of Pine Knot, and Joy Lynn King (and Chad Spradlin) of Whitley City, two brothers: Dallas (and Kathy) King of Hawaii and Gary Buck King of Strunk, four sisters: Kathy Jo King of Pine Knot, Alice Faye “Sis” Carlson of Oneida, Tennessee, Sara Bolduc of Florida and Becky Lashaw also of Florida.  He has six precious grandchildren: Julia King, Alyssa King, Teagan King, Jalynn Stephens, Trestan Stephens and Alexis Spradlin.

Herbie last worked for the Job Corps in Pine Knot.  He was of the Baptist faith having attended the Silerville Church.  He loved his country and served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam.  He enjoyed hunting, especially rabbit hunting, fishing, camping and anything outdoors.  He loved his family and the quality time he was able to spend with his grandchildren. 

Funeral services: Wednesday, December 20, 2017, at 12:00 noon.

Burial:  Cumberland Memorial Gardens, Lily, (Corbin) Kentucky at 2:30 pm.

Visitation: Tuesday, December 19, from 6 – 9 p.m.

Pine Knot Funeral Home assisting with arrangements.

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