Denver Anthony KING

July 18, 1934October 13, 2020

Denver Anthony King, age 86, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 13, 2020. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Janet Cantrell King. Loving father of Allen King (Fiancé’ Antoinette Mittelsteadt) and Kama King of Canyon Country, CA. He is also survived by his adopted grandchildren, Lillyrose, Sarah, Katie, and David Corley and his great grandchildren Hunter and Willow Corley. Brother of Betty Elkins of Springfield, MO, Bob King (Miriam) of Clermont, FL. Brother-in-law of Jean Bowling of Ripley, WV, Diane Dolan (John) of Spencer, WV, Dreama Kessler (David) of Forrest, VA , Linda King of Lynchburg, VA, Gary Sizemore (Ann) of Dayton, OH and Daris Barker of Ashford, WV. He is preceded in death by his parents Judy King Thompson and Arvel King and his brothers Dennie, Donald King and sister Violet King Barker. His is also survived by numerous loving nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Denver was a veteran of the Army Security Agency, a coach of the Victorious Mimosa Mustangs! He bowled on the St. Charles Parish Bowling League, was a member of RSVP in Luling, LA. He loved camping, a member of the FCRV Bayou Retirees Club, the Pelican Ramblers. He was very active in his church, The New Life Community Church in Luling, LA. An avid Saints Fan, WVU Mountaineers football team and LSU Tigers football team. He will be missed by many and was loved very much by all who knew or met him. Happy Journey, we love you. The family will hold a Memorial Service at a later date. Online condolences available at


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Chuck Little

October 17, 2020

So sorry for your loss. I didn't know him, but wish that had. I am a Army Security Agency Brother and by the obit sounds like a very talented person and enjoyed life to fullest, and I am sure will be missed by his loved ones and all that knew him.

Vigilis Salutus my brother, rest in peace.

Ken & Barbie Cantrelle

October 17, 2020

Janet, our heartfelt condolences to you and your family. We will always remember the good times we had at the campgrounds.

Ken & Barbie

Angie Orians (King)

October 16, 2020

All I know is my Dad loved his brother Denver! He loved talking about the West Virginia Mountaineers with him during the games! We grew up states apart from him but always felt like family and knew we were loved. Denver and Janet were so gracious to my Mom when Dad passed and we will never forget that! Love you all!! 🥰

Pat Hudson

October 16, 2020

I am shocked at his passing. Denver and I went thru grade school and Sherman High School together. Grew up with him and his siblings. Denver was very scholarly and intelligent. My prayers are going up for his families. I extend my love for those of his family who remain.

David and Drema Kessler

October 16, 2020

So many great memories in our life in knowing Denver. We always enjoyed our times with the Kings. Fun, food, and great fellowship! David always loved especially golf and card playing with Denver, Don and Bob. They always made us feel welcome wherever we were! A grand tour of New Orleans or eating somewhere special was a must when we visited. Will always remember the time David was introduced to grilled oysters!! He loved them!! Our friend and brother-in-law , you are missed!!

Bonnie & David Zwicke

October 16, 2020

We were so fortunate to meet Janet and Denver while camping in Mississippi at Parker’s Landing. They taught us how to play a card game that we truly loved and ended up sharing with our friends in Wi. They entertained us at their home for Thanksgiving, watched our cat when we went to visit my brother and sister-in-law in Florida, and taught us how to make silk flowers which we still have. We cherish the many memories we have knowing Denver. He was a truly loveable man. To Janet: you have our deepest sympathy. We no longer have your correct address so this will have to take the place of a card to you and your family. We will always cherish our memories. Please contact us anytime. Love, the Zwicke’s. Dave and BJ as I am now called.

Diane and John Dolan

October 15, 2020

We made the trip to our second home many times from WV. Lots of good memories and good food. Took us to Bourbon Street, Jackson Square, etc. and of course to eat beignets at Cafe Dumond. Also brought home fresh shucked oysters. Took us to see the Saints and Pistol Pete Marevich at the Superdome. The list is endless. Chris and Traci will never forget those trips. Wish we could have made one more. We love you all.

Monique Granier

October 15, 2020

Grew up across the street from this warm, gentle man who always had a heart of gold. Enjoyed my trip to West Virginia and my first Saints game in the dome in the 1970's with the Kings. Many happy memories playing with Camma and Allen and their parents.

He will be missed.

Robert & Rita LeTellier

October 15, 2020

We have know Denver for 21 years. We love him and will miss him very much as will everyone else that knew him. We will always think of him and his smiling face. What a wonderful smile. Love ya! Robert & Rita LeTellier

Glenn Miano

October 15, 2020

Worked with Denver for many years. We had great times in the planning department. Denver was very committed to Union Carbide! Rest in peace!


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