OBITUARY

Lucian "Gene" Eugene King Jr.

August 8, 1937May 15, 2018

Lucian “Gene” Eugene King, Jr., 80, of Greeneville, passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at Laughlin Memorial Hospital.

He retired as coach, teacher, and principal at Greeneville High School.

He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church and the Greeneville Retired Teachers Association.

Survivors include his wife: Jean King; son and daughter-in-law: Todd and Jennifer King; daughter and son-in-law: Laura and Keith Brown; grandchildren: Luke and Ava King; step-son and step-daughter-in-law: Rodney and Beth Wallin; brother: Clarence Wayne “Bud” King; aunt: Jane Doughty; three step grandchildren: Chris Chamber, Kaylyn Gruber, and Morgan Gruber; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Frances King, and his parents, Lucian and Ruby King.

The family will receive friends 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Norman Wilhoit officiating.

Interment will follow in GreeneLawn Memory Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Todd King, Luke King, Bud King, Keith Brown, Rodney Wallin, Bobby Gilbert, and Johnny Starnes.

Honorary pallbearers are Fred Sorrels, Joe O’dell, Eddie Jordon, Ray Adams, Ivan Ward, Hilton Seay, Jerry Ward, Mike Franklin, Dwight Myers, Jim Rich, Jim Mays, Steve Long, Rankin Long, Steve Banks, Jim Sams, Frank Shipe, and numerous others that meant so much to him

  • FAMILY

  • Jean King, Wife
  • Todd and Jennifer King, Son and Daughter-in-law
  • Laura and Keith Brown, Daughter and Son-in-law
  • Luke King, Grandchild
  • Ava King, Grandchild
  • Rodney and Beth Wallin, Step-Son and Step-Daughter-in-law
  • Clarence Wayne "Bud" King, Brother
  • Jane Doughty, Aunt
  • Chris Chamber, Step Grandchild
  • Kaylyn Gruber, Step Grandchild
  • Morgan Gruber, Step Grandchild
  • Mary Frances King, Wife
  • Lucian and Ruby King, Parents
  • He also leaves several nieces, nephews, and cousins to cherish his memory.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Todd King
  • Luke King
  • Bud King
  • Keith Brown
  • Rodney Wallin
  • Bobby Gilbert
  • Johnny Starnes
  • Fred Sorrels, Honorary
  • Joe O'dell, Honorary
  • Eddie Jordon, Honorary
  • Ray Adams, Honorary
  • Ivan Ward, Honorary
  • Hilton Seay, Honorary
  • Jerry Ward, Honorary
  • Mike Franklin, Honorary
  • Dwight Myers, Honorary
  • Jim Rich, Honorary
  • Jim Mays, Honorary
  • Steve Long, Honorary
  • Rankin Long, Honorary
  • Steve Banks, Honorary
  • Jim Sams, Honorary
  • Frank Shipe, Honorary
  • Numerous Others Who Meant So Much To Him, Honorary

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, May 19, 2018
  • Visitation Saturday, May 19, 2018
  • Funeral Service Sunday, May 20, 2018
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Lucian "Gene" Eugene King Jr.

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Sloane Greene

May 22, 2018

I was honored to meet and care for Gene over the past few years. He was truly a special man who loved, and was well loved by, his family. I was truly saddened by hearing of his passing and wish that I could have paid my final respects. My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.

Herbert Hawkes

May 20, 2018

Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family at this time. We thought so much of Gene and he will be missed. There are many good memories of Gene while coaching together that won't be forgotten. Please know that all of you are in our thoughts.
Herb Hawkes and Teddi Grace

Z N

May 19, 2018

"The peace of God that surpasses all understanding", help you and your family during this difficult time (Philippians 4:6,7)

Lori Pycha Carr

May 17, 2018

Kind, funny, smart man...was Vice-Principal when I was at GHS. He was the only thing that made me cry at graduation because he hugged me. He will be greatly missed...a life well lived. My condolences to his family.
GHS Class of '77.

Amy Bullard willis

May 17, 2018

My favorite guidance counselor he was so wise and caring. I'm a better person having known him. Prayers an sympathy for all. 1989 ghs. Grad.

FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Lucian “Gene” Eugene King, Jr., 80, of Greeneville, passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at Laughlin Memorial Hospital.

He retired as coach, teacher, and principal at Greeneville High School.

He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church and the Greeneville Retired Teachers Association.

Survivors include his wife: Jean King; son and daughter-in-law: Todd and Jennifer King; daughter and son-in-law: Laura and Keith Brown; grandchildren: Luke and Ava King; step-son and step-daughter-in-law: Rodney and Beth Wallin; brother: Clarence Wayne “Bud” King; aunt: Jane Doughty; three step grandchildren: Chris Chamber, Kaylyn Gruber, and Morgan Gruber; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Frances King, and his parents, Lucian and Ruby King.

The family will receive friends 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Norman Wilhoit officiating.

Interment will follow in GreeneLawn Memory Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Todd King, Luke King, Bud King, Keith Brown, Rodney Wallin, Bobby Gilbert, and Johnny Starnes.

Honorary pallbearers are Fred Sorrels, Joe O’dell, Eddie Jordon, Ray Adams, Ivan Ward, Hilton Seay, Jerry Ward, Mike Franklin, Dwight Myers, Jim Rich, Jim Mays, Steve Long, Rankin Long, Steve Banks, Jim Sams, Frank Shipe, and numerous others that meant so much to him.