With great sadness we have to announce the passing of Neil King Sr., our husband, father, uncle, grampies, bops, and friend. On Friday, Nov 30, 2018, he was the victim of a tragic auto accident and was senselessly taken from us too soon, as well as his two fur buddies Birdie and Cecil.
Born in French Camp, CA, on August 25, 1945, and grew up in Morada on Ashley Ln, graduating from Lodi High’s class of ‘64. That’s where he met Dolores Ferreira. He married the love of his life, his high school sweetheart on October 23, 1964. They had two children. He mastered in construction and became a building contractor, building many custom homes in the county, and during retirement enjoyed being everyones handyman. He also enjoyed the outdoors like gardening, kayaking and para-sailing in Hawaii. He was a kindred spirit with animals- his friends called him “Noah Neil”. He was a fine Christian man who enjoyed reading his bible everyday and absolutely loved playing with his great grandkids. He was an all around good man with a loving nature, always treating people with the utmost kindness. He is deeply loved and will be sadly missed. He is with his Lord and now together with his son.
Neil is preceded by his parents Wes and Ellen King, son Neil King Jr. “Neily”, great grandson Thomas Joseph Cataldo, his brother Bill King, nephews Shane King, Verdell King, Steve King, and Danny Hendrix, in-laws Yvonne King and Glen Hendrix.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years Dolores, daughter Audrey (Michael) Schmierer, granddaughter Audrey (Joe) Cataldo, grandson Robin “Scooter” Regla, great-grandchildren Ava, Sofia, and Leo Cataldo. Brothers Doyle, Leon, and Ray (Frannie) King, sisters Bea “Sis” (Dave) Owens and Cora (Ken) Bouchoukian, sisterin-law Jackie King, brotherin-laws Manuel Ferreira and David (Pat) Ferreira and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
The memorial service will be held on Monday, December 10, at 10a.m., at Lodi Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Cherokee Memorial Park, reception to follow.
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