Jerry Wayne King

Jerry Wayne King

June 17, 1943 - July 07, 2022

Jerry Wayne King, Sr, 79, died July 7, 2022 at home surrounded by his family and dogs. He was born in Santa Monica, CA on June 17, 1943, the son of Betty Lyons and Lee King. A few years later Jerry and his mother moved back to Topeka, KS where he has resided since. He attended Topeka High School, where he met his wife, Diane Fields. They were married on July 10, 1963. Later that year Jerry joined the Navy and served for 4 years. He was stationed in San Diego, CA for 2 years and 2 years in Hawaii,where he was a shipfitter. Jerry Sr. worked many different places throughout his career as a plumber and welder, eventually opening his own business in 1980. Jerry and Diane had 4 kids Margaret (Larry) Allard (St. George, KS), Susan King (Topeka, KS), Jerry (Julie) King Jr.(Topeka, KS) and Joshua (Molly) King (Eudora, KS). Jerry was a hard working man and he loved his family, especially his six grandkids: Lucinda, Cody, Jayme, Jeff, Olivia and Lane. He is a big dog lover of any kind. Jerry loved old cars and had a few of his own, including a ‘48 Buick and a ‘38 buick. He loved to be outside and having anything to do with his equipment. Jerry was preceded in death by his mother Betty (1995) and his Wife Diane (2014). He is survived by all 4 kids, and all 6 grandkids. Following his wishes cremation is planned.


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