Russell P. King

Born: Mon., Mar. 7, 1927
Died: Fri., Apr. 14, 2017


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Apr. 21, 2017
Location: New Beginning Full Gospel Church

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Apr. 22, 2017
Location: New Beginning Full Gospel Church

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Russell Phillip Andrew King, of Uniontown, PA went home to be with his Lord and Savior on April 14, 2017 at the VA Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA.
He was born March 4, 1927 to the late Erie A. King and Sylfronia King of Smith of Smithfield, PA.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Elizabeth “Peggy” Ann King; son, Robert Lee King; brothers: Earl, Arthur, Theodor, and Jerry King.
Russell served in the United States Navy and upon his honorable discharge; he worked at G.E. in Erie, PA for Marsolino Construction Company.  He later started his own business named the R.P. King Sanitation Collection Business in Smithfield, PA.
He was a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Fairchance, PA for over 30 years and served as a deacon.  He was also a trustee for the YBA.
Russell leaves to cherish his memory, his daughter, Debra Goings of S.  Park, PA; sons: William (Wanda) King of Uniontown, Phillip (Linda) King of Monessen, PA, Therman (Erin) King of Hopwood, PA; brother: Therman (Alice) King of Maryland; 24 grandchildren; 57 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
He loved going to Red Lobster for Father’s Day and just about every Sunday, he enjoyed eating at the Golden Corral with his son, daughter, and grandchildren.  His smile was contagion and he loved his family above anything else.

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St. Paul's AME Church
   Posted Mon April 17, 2017
To the Family of Russell P. King;

There isn’t any way to prepare for the loss of a family member. Suddenly, the loved one you had always turned to is gone. In the quiet moments when the hurt is hard to bear, may love become your shelter and may the beauty of memories become your comfort.

You have the condolences of the members of St. Paul’s A.M.E. Church as you make your way through this passage. It won’t be easy, but you can rely on the support of all your friends and church family. May you be filled with faith and hope even in the midst of inescapable grief, and find comfort in and with each other. Russell will be missed by everyone.

Words cannot adequately express our sympathy, but know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Russell must have been a remarkable person. Just look around at his family and friends that are here to celebrate his life and his Home Going Service.

“Don't weep at my grave, for I am not there, 
I've a date with a butterfly to dance in the air.
I'll be singing in the sunshine, wild and free, 
Playing tag with the wind, while I'm waiting for thee.”

In His Service Always,

Rev. Alfred L. Thompson
And The Members of St. Paul’s A.M.E. Church

Andrea Crews (Penny King)
   Posted Wed April 19, 2017
Sorry can't be there but Uncle Russell love you and will miss your calls and Xmas cards you will be truly missed. Love Penny

   Posted Thu April 20, 2017
An honest man here lies at rest,
The friend of man, the friend of truth,
The friend of age, and guide of youth:
Few hearts like his, with virtue warm'd,
Few heads with knowledge so inform'd;
If there's another world, he lives in bliss;
If there is none, he made the best of this.

Michelle L (Brown) Whiteside
   Posted Thu April 20, 2017
Dear Debbie, William, Phillip, and Thurman,
You have my deepest sympathy at the loss of your father. I still have so many memories of our times together at your parent's house. You are in my prayers always.
God bless
Michelle and Olivia Whiteside

Marketa Bynum
   Posted Thu April 20, 2017

Large Dish Garden was sent by Marketa L. Bynum.

For Phillip and Linda King. We love you both so much!!! Marketa, Ericka and Monica

The Mosley Family
   Posted Fri April 21, 2017
The kindness of a life lingers and solicits a response of gratitude for its tender touch that remains. We the family of Charles & Rose Mosley wish to express our sincere condolences to the King family. We remember with fond memories the life of Deacon Russel King and the lively fellowship and love our families experienced many years ago. To God be the glory for the truth that only what you do for Christ will last. Here’s to the lasting and profound impact of the love of Christ. We pray for the comfort of God to embrace the King family at this time. We trust that a legacy of Jesus Christ as Lord will continue to be extended from generation to generation. Peace be unto you.

L Denise Smith
   Posted Sat April 22, 2017
To Debbie and King family, You are in my prayers over the home going of your dear father. Mr King was a wonderful man of God who will be greatly missed. Great time of rejoicing for he saw his Savior face to face.

A friend of Deacon King
   Posted Sat April 22, 2017
Deacon King will be missed. Condolences to the loved ones and family. '

Now that I am gone, release me, let me go—
Do not tie yourself to me with tears,
Be happy that we had so many years.”
I have had a beautiful life with my beloved children;
they were my source of pride, my comfort, my joy, my happiness.
I thank God for all the love, the kindness, and the friends I was blessed with in my earthly life. But now, it is time for me travel on alone, so pray the Father in his infinite mercy will open the gates of Paradise for his humble servant.”
And then when you travel this road I have trod,
I pray I’ll be there to greet you with a smile and say
“Welcome Home” we are now with God.”

Donna Hewitt-Hager
   Posted Tue May 30, 2017
One of the sweetest men I had ever known. I met Mr King in my high school days when I went to school with his daughter Debbie & both he & his wife were the sweetest people. Throughout my life, anytime I would see Mr King, he always welcomed me with that big smile & open arms. Rest in peace Mr King.

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