Mr. Thurman "Sunny" King, Sr.

October 23, 1933November 6, 2018

Thurman(Sunny)King, Sr. was born on Monday, October 23, 1933 to the parents of Robert Fletcher and Blanche Howard in Paris,Texas. Thurman later moved to Dallas, Texas, where he attended and graduated from Booker T. Washington High School class of 1951. Thurman later attended Prairie View A&M and from there he was drafted into the United States Army where he served from 1956 to 1962. After an honorable discharge from the Army, he started to work for the United States Postal Service and worked serval jobs over the years. He later worked for and retired from FORD Motor Company in 1998. He was a faithful member of Golden Gate Missionary Baptist Church where he enjoyed attending Sunday School and bible study until his health began to fail. Thurman was called to be with the LORD on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Preceeding him in death was his mother, Blanche Howard; Father, Robert Fletcher and his eldest son Thurman King, Jr. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Erma J. King; three sons, Herman,Ferman and Sherman King and a grandson, Marquis Harris who they raised from a child until an adult. He is also survived by his brother, Tom King and three sisters, Mildred Brashear, Robin Rollins and Patricia Brunson. He has a host of grandchildren,great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.


  • Mrs. Erma J. King, Loving Wife of Sixty Years
  • Herman King, Son
  • Ferman King, Son
  • Sherman King, Son
  • Marquis Harris, Grandson
  • Tom King, Brother
  • Mildred Brashear, Sister
  • Robin Rollins, Sister
  • Patricia Brunson, Sister
  • Robert Fletcher, Father
  • Blanche Howard, Mother
  • Thurman King, Jr., Son
  • A host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

  • Marquis Harris, Active Pallbearer
  • Herman King, Jr., Active Pallbearer
  • Eddie Camp, Active Pallbearer
  • Billy Johnson, Active Pallbearer
  • Alvin Lewis, Active Pallbearer
  • Rev. Aurthur King, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Ricky Carter, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Bobby Curlee, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Bunard Booty, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Tom King, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Mack Davis, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Al Pierce, Honorary Pallbearer


14 November


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Singing Hills Funeral Home

DALLAS, Texas 75241

15 November

Funeral Service

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Golden Gate Missionary Baptist Church

1101 Reverend CBT Smith St.
Dallas, Texas 75203

15 November

Committal Service

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetry

2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy
Dallas, Texas 75211


Mr. Thurman "Sunny" King, Sr.

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Simon & Joanne Jackson

November 12, 2018

My deepest sympathy to the King family. It's never easy when we lose those close to us, especially someone so dear. Keep remembering the wonderful times you had together, as you look forward to the hope of one day reuniting with him again, as promised at John 6:40. What a wonderful time that will be.