Thurman Howard King Sr. (Sarge) died the morning of Wednesday April 28, 2010 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
Thurman retired from the Army in 1971 after 21 years of service. He served three tours of duty in Vietnam, and was awarded the Bronze Star. From there, he worked at General Electric and then Figure Eight Island until he retired completely in 1998. Thurman was an artist who excelled in several mediums including scrimshaw, pen and ink drawings, and rope knots and was recognized as a master wood carver. He was featured several times in the Star News to showcase his work.
Thurman is survived by his devoted wife Vadie Bordeaux King, four sons Thurman Howard King, Jr, and wife Karen, David Lee King and wife Mary, Gregory Vincent King and wife Rhonda, and Bradford Hillary King. Two daughters Sharon Reneé King and Valerie King Britt and husband Bobby. 12 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, a sister Erline Cheyne and a brother Herman David King.
He was preceded in death by his father David Howard King, his mother Dorothy Harts, a brother Warren Lee King and a son Daniel Lynn King.
Thurman will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband and father, and will be greatly missed by many.
A memorial service with Military Honors will be held 11:00 A.M Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at Wilmington National Cemetery.
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