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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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Missy Dec 19 2017 12:00 AM

He loved you all so much.. I will always remember the great times we had. I love you Uncle Walt and Aunt Betty.

Missy King Dec 19 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of LOWELL KING

Sara Bolduc Dec 19 2017 12:00 AM

Daddy my heart is broken now that your gone. My only comfort is that your finally home with mom. I'm gonna miss you so much. Tell everyone I love them. Give mom a kiss.. Till I see you again.

Missy King Dec 19 2017 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear about Herbie's passing. I remember him from Pine Knot High School. I also fondly remember his sister, Alice, from my graduation class at Pine Knot High School. I remember all of you kids, always fun, good kids from a nice family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. .

Shirley Gregory-King Dec 19 2017 12:00 AM

To Missy - Joy Lynn. - David and Grandchildren and Families.
We thought a lot of Herbie. I know he will be missed. Condolences from our family.

Gloria and Carl Brown Dec 19 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of LOWELL KING

Janie Christal Dec 18 2017 12:00 AM

Prayers for the family. Brother Herbie will be missed

Silerville United Baptist Church Dec 18 2017 12:00 AM

Words cannot express how sad we are for the loss of Herbie.
He loved me as much as I loved him. He said I was his dad he never had.and had more memories with me . And we had some great memories.
My heart is breaking I can't be there for him . But I will always be thinking of him.and LOVE YOU HERBIE.

Walter and Betty King Dec 18 2017 12:00 AM

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S. D. Phillips Dec 17 2017 12:00 AM

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