John King

Tennessee

Sr.DUNLAP John Thomas King Sr., 86, went to be with the Lord eternally, with his family by his side, on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Pontiac, Mich.He was born Sept. 1, 1926 in Dunlap, to Jesse S. King and Icie M. Cunningham King. On March 23, 1945 he married the love of his life and his best friend, who survives him after 67 years of marriage, Margaret Lucille Narramore King. He proudly served in the US Army from January 1946 to January 1947. Following his military service they moved to Detroit, Mich., where he worked as a police officer in the Detroit Police Department until he retired in 1980. They moved back to Dunlap, Tenn., and got a job with the city of Dunlap where he worked for ten years and served the last five years as a city investigator.In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sister, Viva Folsom, of Garland, Texas and a host of brother and sisters-in-laws; his children, Gail (Robert) Parks, Janet Colleen (Gian) Delpiano, Lisa (Mack) Harris, and John Thomas (Lynne) King Jr.; his beloved grandchildren, Allan (Regina) Parks, Chrissie (Jeff) Coop, Kelly (Jerry) Burhams, Alisa (Kurt) Hahn, Kara (Kenneth) Cheatham, Jessica Delpiano (Bassel), Jason (Susie) Gonzalez, Lyndsay Gonzalez, Colt D. Harris, Clay (Jennifer) Harris and Casey Harris; great-grandchildren, Bobby, Nathan, Ryan, Desirae, Zachary, Trevor, Tyler, Bradley, Logan, Jared Gian Thomas, Colby Seth, Skylar, John Connor, Caitlin, Jayla, Jayden and Taylor. He was a wonderful dad to his children and a wonderful grandpa "Paw" to his grandchildren. He was a kind and generous person to his family and friends. He touched the lives of so many people and will be unbearably missed by those who loved him.Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. CST Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, in the Ewton Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Brian Kearns officiating.Burial will follow in Hixson Cemetery with full military honors provided by the Sequatchie Valley Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 1-8 p.m. Sunday and 8-1 p.m. Monday. Following the graveside service, the family will be returning to the Ewton Annex for a meal that has been provided by Ewtonville Baptist Church.Arrangements by Ewton Funeral Home, 6936 Highway 28, Dunlap, TN 37327, www.ewtonfuneralhome.com (423-949-2112).

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