James Wesley King, Sr.

January 23, 1954 ~ February 2, 2021 (age 67)

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Mr. James King, Sr., age 67, of Rocky Mount, North Carolina passed away Tuesday, February 2, 2021.

Drive through visitation will be Thursday, February 11, 2021 from 3 PM to 5 PM at the funeral home.

Funeral service will be held on Friday, February 12, 2021 at 1 PM at Georgette L. Scott Memorial Chapel, 814 Headland Avenue, Dothan, AL 36303.

Burial will immediately follow the service at Gates of Heaven cemetery.

James Wesley King, Sr. was born January 23, 1954, in Dothan, Alabama, to the late J.D. and Mae Dell King.  He was the eldest of ten children.  

A bright student and talented athlete, his talent and passion for basketball gained him a full scholarship to Wallace College and later Lander College (University) in Greenwood, South Carolina; where he still holds the season scoring average of 23.7 points per game during the 1974-75 season.  Returning to Dothan, he worked in the Dothan public schools.  James later worked for many years alongside his father for Covan and North American moving company.

"And After you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.  To him be the dominion forever and ever." I Peter 5:10-11

A living testimony of God's unwavering beneficence he overcame any obstacles, and he devoted himself to the service of God.  He was an active member of Total Restoration Ministries, under the leadership of Pastor, and friend, Pastor Fred McClain.  There, he was affectionately known as "Brother King".  He could be found, many days and nights, doing work for the church and its members, as well as serving in the Dothan Community.

He departed this life on February 2, 2021.

He was preceded in death by his parents: J.D. and Mae Dell King; his sisters: Sharon Renee King, Amy King and Donna King; and his son: James W. King, Jr.

He leaves to cherish his memory, two daughters: Sharon Eccleston and Raquel (Raheem) Jones-Jefferson; two sons: Adrian (Nicole) Folmar and Anthony (Sherina) King; one bonus son: David "Chip" Head; ten grandchildren: JaMesha King, Jahmel Eccelston, Mecca Muhammad, Qaadir Muhammad, Iiyonah Folmar, Zamien Folmar, Jayden Folmar, Bryson Folmar, Brielle M. King, and Brixton R. King; five bonus grandchildren: TyRick Riggins, Jamatry Hill, Ariel Head, Deonta Head and Amir Waltower; two sisters: Aletha Jackson and Deborah (Michael) Smith; four brothers: Kenneth (Sharon) King, John David King, Charles (Debra) King and Gregory (Gina) King; his best friend, confidant, and former wife: Ms. Santoria King.  James leaves fun loving memories to cherish with a host of nieces and nephews.

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Drive through viewing
February 11, 2021

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Scott's Chapel Hill Mortuary
814 Headland Avenue
Dothan, AL 36303

Funeral Service
February 12, 2021

1:00 PM
Georgette L. Scott's Memorial Chapel
814 Headland Ave
Dothan, Alabama 36303

February 12, 2021

Gates of Heaven Cemetery
2106 Starling Road
Dothan, AL 36303

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