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Berry Highland Memorial

5315 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN

OBITUARY

Ronald Wayne King

December 4, 1942July 13, 2019
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Ronald Wayne King passed peacefully from this life surrounded by his family on July 13th. Wayne revered God, trusted in Jesus for his salvation, and demonstrated God’s goodness, love, and grace in his living. He graduated from Knoxville High in 1961 after attending Rule High for most of his education. Although known as Ronnie or Wayne by many, he was well known as “Slaw Dog” for the 25+ years that he worked for Tee-Pee Foods Inc. He retired from Stokes Electric Company. He is preceded in death by mother Ella Rae Hill, step-father Lloyd Hill, father Wayne King and sister Peggy Pope. He will be greatly missed by his wife of 58 years, Jane King, daughter Becky Vandergriff and husband Tony, son Scott King and wife Rose, grandchildren Rachel Powell and husband Colin, Andrew, Jessica, and Matthew King, and great-grandson Cason Powell, step-mother Mary King, sister Joyce Locke and brother Steve King. The family will receive friends Wednesday July 17, 2019 from 6-8 p.m. with service to follow at 8 p.m. at Berry Highland Memorial Funeral Home. Family and friends will meet Thursday July 18, 2019 at Berry Highland Memorial Cemetery for a 11 a.m. graveside service. Condolences may be offered at www.berryhighlandmemorial.com Berry Highland Memorial Funeral Home 5315 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN 37919 865-588-0567

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, July 17, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, July 17, 2019
  • Graveside Service Thursday, July 18, 2019

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Steve King

July 16, 2019

Ronnie was the most thoughtful, devoted family man and he was a great brother that always supported me. He was humbly compassionate and represented a true example of how to live a Godly life. He was such a pleasure to talk to and always cheered me up and made me laugh with his down-home sense of humor. I will miss him.
Steve King

Lisa Smith

July 15, 2019

Dear Jane and Family, Dean and i are so very sorry to hear that Wayne has passed away. He was such a good man and we feel blessed to have known him. You all were some of the best neighbors that we have ever had and we think of you all often. We will never forget the kindness that he showed to our children,especially Jordan. We will never forget August 12th 1999,while we were packing and getting ready to move to Strawberry Plains for Dean's new Pastorate,and i was 8 1/2 month's pregnant with Addison. You had asked me a few months earlier if i needed a baby bed. I said that i had given my baby bed away. That afternoon when Dean came home from work, You and Wayne brought over a Baby Bed,Mattress and a Changing Table for our new Baby, all put together and ready to use! For many years, we have missed our home on Scarlett Ln,but in truth (we have missed our neighbors)! It was a great place to live and we have missed it so much! Jane you were a blessing to me,always so kind and loving. You both showed the love of God by how you lived and treated others. May God wrap his arms around all of you and give you peace and hope during this time of loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We love You,
Dean,Lisa,McKenzie & Jordan Smith
Courtney Smith Owens & Addison Smith Sebastian

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