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Joey W. King

Joey Wayne King was born July 30, 1959 in Bakersfield, California and departed this life on April 29, 2019 at Lee’s Summit Medical Center in Lee’s Summit, Missouri at the age of 59 years, 8 months and 30 days.

He was the son of Joseph Elijah and Shirley Temple (McQuillan) King.

While Joey was still an infant, the King family moved from California to the Lowell, Kansas area where Joey spent most of his life. Joey graduated from Riverton, Kansas High School in 1977. After graduation Joey worked as a mechanic and occasionally, as a tree trimmer. In 2014, with his health declining, Joey moved to Pleasant Hill to be closer to his brother, Charles and his family.

Joey enjoyed driving in demolition derby’s, fixing and driving vintage trucks, putting together model cars, singing and playing his guitar, watching old television shows (among his favorite were the Andy Griffith Show and Beverly Hillbillies), and fishing with his family.

 Joey never knew a stranger, his infectious smile and friendly demeanor made him a favorite with his care givers, and earned him somewhat of a reputation as a “flirt”.

Joey was grateful for, and wanted to thank, all his caregivers at Pleasant Hill Heath and Rehabilitation Center, Shangri-La Rehab and Living Center, and all the nurses that cared for him during his many hospitalizations. He also wanted to thank his brother, Charles, who he called his hero and best friend.

Joey is survived by many loving family members.

The family of Joey Wayne King will receive friends from 12:00 noon until service time at 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 6, 2019 at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill, Missouri. Funeral Service will immediately follow at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Kent Deubner officiating. Casket Bearers will be Charles King, Richard King, Ken Purdy, Jon Perkins, Rusty H. King, Justin Slack, and Juan Paulo Zaragoza. Honorary Bearers are Bill King, Ray Dean King, Wesley King and Radgie King. Interment will be in the Lone Jack Cemetery.

11 Messages

  • Charles Posted May 3, 2019 9:26 pm

    Miss you Joey

  • Lloyd and Donna Schoenhals Posted May 4, 2019 8:32 am

    Our hearts and prayers are with all of you. Joey was always such a happy and fun person.

  • Artina Posted May 4, 2019 9:58 am

    Dear Family, please find comfort in knowing what is stated here at Revelation 21:4, It gives us a gleam into what God is able to do and will do, for it says, “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” What a joy that will be, to see your dear loved one again. Isaiah 25:8.

    • Charles Posted May 5, 2019 7:58 am

      Thanks for kind words

  • Debbie And Ken Purdy Posted May 4, 2019 9:10 pm

    Joey a brother and a friend who will be greatly missed.!!! 😭

  • Shari Posted May 5, 2019 11:02 am

    We had so many good times and laughs! Your smile will forever be missed!

  • Alicia Humphries Posted May 5, 2019 3:46 pm

    I love you uncle Joey. You may be gone but your never forgotten. RIP

  • Debbie And Ken Purdy Posted May 6, 2019 7:25 am

    Today we have to bury our oldest brother. He is greatly missed. I know he’s smiling down on all of us.
    Joey is probably saying.
    Don’t worry about me!!!
    Ya Hear i!!!
    RIP my brother forever in my heart ❤️

    • Charles Posted May 6, 2019 9:41 am

      Well said

  • Patty King Posted May 6, 2019 10:49 am

    Miss u today tomorrow always see u again someday brother

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