Richard Roy King, Jr.

Richard R. King, Jr., 73, husband of Nancy Yates King of 53 years, of Simpsonville, SC, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, June 20, 2023. Born in Canton, OH, he was the son of the late Richard R. and Clara Cook King.

As his cousin Barb Cook stated, “You are a wonderful man; kind, considerate, a great father, and an outstanding husband. I don’t believe you have ever hurt a soul on this earth. There is also the fun spirited person within as well. I’m so glad to have grown up with you and that you were part of my “Cook cousins.”

In addition to his wife, Richard is survived by his two daughters, Lynn Marie King of Geneva, IL and Kristen Anne Thady of Fernandina Beach, FL; his son, Stephen Zachary King of South Elgin, IL; six grandchildren, Kyle, Zachary, Keira, Ella, Emma, and Clara; and his sister, Karen Lee Kohl.

A Celebration of Life will be held on July 21, 2023 beginning at 11:00 am at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church,  3430 St. Michael Drive NW, Canton OH 44718.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to PruittHealth Hospice of Greenville, 301 Halton Rd, Greenville, SC 29607

Condolences to the family of Richard Roy King, Jr.

  • Shirley Ritch
    1 year ago

    Rick , You we’re just like a brother with the most kindness , love & respect for all . We will remember all the great fun times ! We were all so admired by your love , learning from you & watching you helping others . Oh how you loved Nancy ,your children & grandchildren. You will be missed so much by all . Bob & I Loved you and will miss you ❤️

  • Dora Forero
    1 year ago

    My forever “papa”
    Exceptional man.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole the family.
    Dora & Fabricio.

  • Michelle Yates
    1 year ago

    Nancy, Lynn, Kristen & Family, Stephen & Family,
    There are very few people you meet who make you feel like family, but your Dad certainly made me feel that way. He was always so loving, so much fun to be around and very much like a second father for so many years. His smiling eyes are what I will remember most. It was clear how much he loved you all, I’m sure that feeling will stay with you always. He will truly be missed. I wish you all grace and peace as you walk through this. Love to all.

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