Gerald M. King

February 9, 1940March 14, 2014

Gerald “Jerry” Maurice King, 74, Lee’s Summit, Missouri, passed on Friday, March 14, 2014, at St. Luke’s East Hospital in Lee’s Summit, MO. Surrounded by a loving family and friends, Jerry courageously and peacefully met the challenge of an extended illness until the Lord called him home. Born February 9, 1940, in Kansas City, Missouri to Weldon King and Bertha King Ellis, Jerry was educated in the public schools within the Kansas City Missouri school district. His parents and a son, Bernard Richardson, preceded him in death. In 1957, he joined the U.S. Air Force and served honorably, most notably as an Aeromedical Specialist, until his discharge from active duty in 1963. Jerry then returned to Kansas City and eventually found gainful employment with General Motors Leeds. While employed at the General Motors Leeds plant, he earned a B.S. in Psychology from UMKC. In 1992, Jerry retired from General Motors after twenty-one years of loyal service and began a successful career in real estate. At an early age, Jerry accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior and later served as a faithful member of Concord Fortress of Hope Church under Senior Pastor Ronald R. Lindsay, whom he loved dearly. Jerry served on the Board of Trustees and was active in supporting the church ministries. In the Hickman Mills/Ruskin community, he worked with youths as a substitute teacher in the Hickman Mills school district and supported other community-wide outreach efforts. An avid golfer with a twenty-eight year membership in the Kansas City Swingers Golf Association, Jerry always looked forward to weekly golf outings, annual tournaments and the many friendships. Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Sammie Ray and their two children---daughter Tracy Rucker (Thomas) of Grandview, MO and son Anthony King of Kansas City, MO; a sister Margaret Ross (Andrew); another son Rick McNack; four grandchildren; and many cousins, nephews, nieces, in-laws and friends. To his family and many friends, he will always be remembered for his one-word reply of fantastic to greetings such as “How Are You Doing?” and “How Are Things Going?” Funeral services for Gerald “Jerry” King will be held on Wednesday, March 19, at 11 a.m. at the Concord Fortress of Hope Church located at 11050 W. Longview Parkway in Kansas City, MO. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. at the church. Interment will be the next day (Thursday), March 20, at 11 a.m. at the Leavenworth National Cemetery in Leavenworth, Kansas. Funeral and burial services are entrusted to Mt Moriah & Freeman Funeral Home, 10507 Holmes Rd., Kansas City, Missouri, 64131. Arrangements under the direction of Mount Moriah & Freeman Funeral Home, Kansas City, MO.


  • Visitation Wednesday, March 19, 2014
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, March 19, 2014

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March 25, 2014

So sad to hear of Jerry's passing. I didn't find out until after the funeral when someone at the gym told me. I have known Jerry since the Bally days. He wad such a friendly and happy person. We talked about his golf games and family and thoughts about current events. He will be missed by his gym friends. May god bless you at this time. Georgia Baxter

March 20, 2014

I will miss seeing Jerry when I come to Kansas City.....especially his infectious smile.
With condolences to Sammie and the children,
Sandra Hunley, Columbus, GA

Theotis and Deborah Casey

March 19, 2014

Loved having conversations with Jerry. He always had a big smile and his views were insightful to hear. You knew he had many interests and travels to share. I knew he was golfer, wished we had had the opportunity to pair up one day, he would have been fun play with. Though the ones we love may leave life as we know it, in your memory, the love you know will always carry on. Again, our greatest sympathy and our thoughts and prayers go out to the King Family. May your hearts and souls find peace and comfort through God's Grace.

March 19, 2014

Dad (mr. King) those are the only names I have ever used and you will be missed so much. You were always willing to find a way to help someone when they needed it. You and mom (mrs. King) always told me like it was and held nothing back. That is why you have touched so many people because you were always willing to help someone. I know you are up in heaven helping anyone that needs the help. You will be greatly missed. Tammy and Jordan Ohrmund.

March 19, 2014

Sammie, Rudy just called and told us about the death of Jerry. We will pray for you and your family during the days, weeks, and months ahead. We are your neighbors down the street in Parkwood and my son, Alex has shoveled your driveway a few times the past couple of years for both of you. You and Jerry always smile and wave at me when I am running or walking my black lab. You are wonderful neighbors and we are blessed to know you. May God Bless you during this very difficult time. Vicki, Chris, Bradley and Alex Mueller


March 18, 2014

I am grateful for the life of Mr. King. Thanks to his service and to the service of others in our armed forces, my family and I have been able to lead our lives in freedom and peace.

Sheila Taylor

March 18, 2014

My condolence goes out to the family. Jerry is/was a man of honor and will truly be miss. Mr. king has been knowing my family for 51 years, he was some one I could call on like a father to get the fatherly advise. My heart is broken but I know that he is with the lord, which has made it easy to cope with. Rest Mr. King, where you are we know that it is a FANTASTIC place to be, so rest my friend,until we meet will see you again.....


March 18, 2014

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.