Frank King
Frank King
October 9, 1938 - September 25, 2017


Jerry (Frank) King, 78, of East Palatka, earned his angel wings on Monday, September 25, 2017 at Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center in Palatka following an extended illness.

Frank was born in Bartow, and had been a resident of East Palatka for 50 years, coming from Miami. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He was formerly employed as a supervisor by Central States Diversified in Palatka. He later worked for Superior Home Healthcare in Palatka. He was a member of Pineland Masonic Lodge #86 in Palatka, past President and member of East Palatka Shrine Club, Scottish Rite, Morocco Temple A.A.O.N.M.S. in Jacksonville, and was a charter member of Roy Road Hunting Club. He was an avid hunter and also enjoyed fishing and spending summers at the beach. Frank was a Christian.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hubert and Florence King; sisters, Dorothy and Martha; and a special brother, George (Smokie) Richardson.

Surviving are his wife of 27 years, Cheryl King of East Palatka; sons, Matthew King (Mary Anne) of Mantachie, MS, Robert Powers (Cathy) of Fredericksburg, VA, Michael Powers of Kathleen, GA, and Phillip King of East Palatka; a daughter, Connie Mitchell (Joe) of San Mateo; a brother, John King (Carol) of San Mateo; a brother-in-law, Tommy Pless (Marcia) of Palatka; his best friend in the world, James Kilgore of San Mateo; 17 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; and three great great grandchildren.

A Celebration of Frank’s Life will be held at a later date.

Memorial gifts may be made to Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center, 6400 St. Johns Avenue, Palatka, FL 32177 or Tampa Shriners Children’s Hospital, 2900 N. Rocky Pt. Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.

Messages of encouragement or sympathy may be expressed on his online guestbook at

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