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 several 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. Preceding 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
  • Joshua King, 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


  • Visitation Wednesday, November 14, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, November 15, 2018
  • Committal Service Thursday, November 15, 2018

Mr. Thurman "Sunny" King, Sr.

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Duwayne Brown

November 16, 2018

To Sis. King, Sherman, Ferman & Herman King and to all the King family! We just wanted you all to know that you have our prayers and that we share your sorrow at the passing of Bro. King. Just know that God cares for you all and that you don't forget that He will never leave you nor forsake you. Please don't hesitate to let us know if there's anything that you need. Though it's been a while since we've seen you all, we still have a history together dating back to "True Believers Baptist Church" and we are and most importantly connected by our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! May God bless and keep you. Again, please don't hesitate to call.

All our love and friendship,
The Brown and Sears Families

Joann Stewart- Jackson

November 15, 2018

To the King family my deepest sympathy for your lost. Just remember we will all see and be with our love ones one day. In a very beautiful and peaceful place

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.