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James King Jr

June 5, 1952 - October 12, 2017

James King, Jr. was born June 5, 1952 in Detroit, Ml, the second of 11 children, to James King, Sr. and Hattie King. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers Wayne King, Marvin King, and Maurice King.
Jimmy was educated in the Detroit Public Schools System with childhood best friends Terrance (Bunky) Ellis also known as Saycou Elijah and Dwight Jones (both preceded in death).
He had many talents including visual artistry, carpentry, fashion, and interior design, but his true love was music. He was a self-taught musician, often compared to Jimi Hendrix.
During his journey for stardom, he met and married Deirdre Dangerfield (divorced) and from that union, James King III was born.
Jimmy's love for music and talent led him to sunny California, where the birth of the band Halo was formed. His band mates were Gregory Coleman, John Flowers, and Karvin Johnson. Their first album was released in 1980. The band achieved mild fame in the U.S., but they became more popular in the U.K. However, the demands of family life motivated him to start his own publishing and carpentry businesses. Thereafter, Jimmy met and married Phyllis A. King (deceased 02-25-07). They loved to travel the world. Due to health issues, they settled in Salem, Oregon, where he remained.
Jimmy is survived by his son James King, Ill; Siblings Deborah King Faulk, Karen King, Marian King-Bell, Warren King, Barnard King (Danielle), Sherri King, and Stephanie King (Morson); Granddaughters Jade King and Jordin King; Nieces Stacey Faulk, Shameir King, Christina King (Sir), and Madison Morson; Nephews Delbert King, Jahlil King, and Alexander Bell; Great niece Bridget Faulk; Plus a host of family, friends, neighbors, and many church members of Salem Evangelical Church.
At his request, no family memorial service will be held. However, members of his church will be having a celebration of his life on October 22, 2017 at Salem Evangelical Church, 455 Locust Street NE, Salem, OR.
A special thank you to Virgil T. Golden Funeral Services during our time of sorrow.
"Praise Him with the timbrel and dance; Praise Him with stringed instruments and flutes. Praise Him with loud cymbals; Praise Him with clashing cymbals. Let everything that has breath, praise the Lord."
Psalms 150:4-6

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Look forward to seeing you again my dear brother I miss you so very much will miss our daily exchanges of thoughts and ideas I have a very large hole in my heart at the loss of my brother of over 50 years PEACE ....Greg Coleman RYCH KYDD ENTERTAINMENT

From Auntie Christy and all the family he will be greatly greatly Missed, he was one of my very favorite nephew's in the world and I love the way he played the guitar from all of us from the deepness of our hearts will love him forever. (John5:28&29)

So very sorry for the Loss of your beloved father, brother, grandfather, uncle and friend. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this very difficult time. Love, peaceful and blessings to yuh all. Love Wanda Fay

James III, our deepest sympathy on the loss of your Dad. Hold tight to your memories for comfort, love you. Lewis & Pamela Knox

My prayers go out to my oldest and dearest friend Sherri and her wonderful family I had the pleasure of growing up with and love dearly as my own. I’ll keep you all in my prayers.       Love you all King family.

I love you grandpa you’ll forever be in my heart, you never failed to make me laugh. I’ll miss you so much my old fart and best friend

I am so sorry to hear about the passing of James. May God comfort you in this sad time..

Deirdre Dangerfileld and Doug McNeil, sorry for your loss

The Garland family would like to to Express their condolences to The King Family may God send you a comforter in your time of sorrow and need may God continue to bless you

You have always and will always be my brother there is no greater love than a man has for his brother all u guys are family to me and I love u all may god keep and bless

To be honest I'm so grateful I met u & ur son. Hanging out & seeing how close & how much love u to had for each other made me admire the relationship u had with each other. As a man u showed me that ur relationship with ur kids can be a beautiful experience. I want to say it was truly a blessing to have met u & u will always be missed. Love ya Tracy

The Weir family will keep you all lifted in prayer

Sending you all my sincere condolences. Praying for you all during this difficult time. Love, Your Cousin. Tamika Smith

All my love and prayers to Jimmy's family. He was a wonderful man, a great friend to all who knew him here. He will be deeply missed by all his friends here in Salem. He had a gift of making people smile, and helping those who needed help. We are all better for having known him. 

You will be missed.

Jimmy-We love & miss you.

I will truly miss you ringing my phone--sometimes three or four times in a day. Even when YOU didn't call, your phone would pocket dial me anyway!  We had really good conversations after you retired.  I think we were making up for lost time.   Rest in Peace, My Brother.  I love you.

I want to say thank God that I had you for a cousin. I just wished that you didn't live so far away, so we could have spent more time together. You lived your life to the fullest and now you're in a better place. I will NEVER FORGET YOU.

I will always remember his cool demeanor and his warm smile. He was a great listener and when we spoke, he gave me his undivided attention. I always appreciated that from my big cousin. He will be missed us all. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family during this difficult time. 
Love, Nathaniel and Linda (King) Webb and family.

Praise the Lord everybody “ This is Dannyray Harvey: 
Well I guess it’s time to face the facts, our beloved jimmy is gone,  Empty that’s how I feel right now I know everyone else must feel the same yeah he’s going to be messed is going to be a place in our hearts that’s not going to be field with no one on earth that reminds you up to anything I love that he was a big brother and he taught me harm and he taught me of someone hits a note and go up you go down very simple I’ll miss you Jimmy I’ll miss you Man!

I've searched for days to come up with a sentiment that I felt would adequately explain how I feel, but words escape me. Everyone knows that I've never been at a lost for words but right now I'm still in the state of shock. You're all my family (cousins) but that was your brother, father, uncle, and friend. A beloved man that has left everyone to grieve. I pray that each of you will find your own peace. I know he would want you to "LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE" and keep the remembrance of him within your heart. He will be missed!

Wish I could be with you personally, but I'm there in spirit and love!!

My big brother loved life, people, traveling, and music. All of it done with a great sense of humor and a contagious laugh. I will miss you!

The Tubbs Family!Jimmy will truly be missed. May god bless you all.

I love and miss you very much.

My dearest brother, I'll miss those great conversations/debates. I love you.

Oh dear! I just happened to view the obituaries in the paper and saw Jim had passed a month ago! How I wish I knew, so I could pay my respects. Jim was a friend, and a customer of mine. What a man he was. So friendly, upbeat, and funny. He had a love for music as did I, especially the old Motown sound. He always dressed nice, wearing a hat & nice shinny shoes, even tho his feet hurt from gout. I'll miss our interesting conversations, and all the times he butt dialed me. Jim, you were one in a million. I'm lucky to have known you.

Incredible man.  Amazing life. Loving family.   Always make you laugh.  Very informative.  Stunning personality and very witty.  Someone who will always have your back and give you the benefit of the doubt.  Genuine father and father figure to me.  Same mom, different dads to his son James “jimmy” king III.  I’m sure philis and James and hanging out somewhere in paradise.  Watching out for ALL of us.  Love you always and forever.  
Ian Lui Soleimani 
younger brother to James King III

My prayers are with the KING FAMILY for JAMES KING was a very special person, he not only would share the love of THE LORD with you but speak LIFE from the word of the LORD with you.  I feel  so blessed to have known such a wonderful, caring person that he was carried to HEAVEN ON ANGEL WINGS.  I truly believe he is now praising OUR HEAVEN FATHER.  JAMES KING was a warm old school type of guy I THANK MY HEAVENLY FATHER BRING HIM INTO MY LIFE.  I will see u again MY DEAR FRIEND SO WEAR YOUR HALO PROUD FOR NOW U REST WITH THE FATHER FOR HE WILL SAY 'YOU WERE A FAITHFUL SERVANT IN HIS NAME'  I WILL MISS U GREATLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Words can't express our love and admiration for you Big Jim. Rest in peace my brother! Love and respect. Karvin Johnson