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Christopher C. King

January 29, 1974 ~ December 24, 2020 (age 46)



Christopher (Chris) Clarence King, born January 29, 1974, went home to be with the Lord on December 24, 2020.  Chris faithfully attended New Life Baptist Church in Rogersville, Tn.  Chris loved the outdoors and hunting.  Chris got started in  law enforcement where he found his true calling and passion.  He got started with the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department under Doug Seal, whom he loved like a father.  Along the way he also worked as a community corrections officer for the Third District Community in Sneedville.  He also worked patrol and as an investigator with the Bean Station Police Department.  He joined the LMU Campus Police and Security Department as the second in command in 2017.  November 7, 2020 he was appointed Chief, where he had big dreams for the campus, staff and his family.  Chris made many friends over the years of his career, and many he loved as brothers and family.  He was preceded in death by his dad, Clarence King and Bill Singleton, whom he loved as father.


He leaves behind;

Wife of 25 years; Sharon King

Sons; Corey King & wife Callie and Hunter King

Mother; Pauline King

Sisters; Diane (Topsy) Lamb & husband Danny and Tina McCoy & husband Mark

Nephew; Michael Lamb & wife Stephanie and their children

Niece; Ashley Duckworth & husband Brandon and their children

He also leaves behind Sylvia (Grandmur) Singleton, whom he loved as a second mother

Also, many friends and extended family


A private graveside service was held at 2 P.M. on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at the Swan Creek Church Cemetery

Rev. Tommy Seal officiating

Serving as pallbearers were Ragen Singleton, Landon Singleton, Ceasar Gracia, George Marecic, Larry Yount, Rex Cole, Michael Lamb & Chuck Johnson

Recognized as honorary pallbearers were Doug Seal, Brad Brewer, co-workers at LMU, Bobby Brooks, Carl Reed, Ben Hopkins, William Wilder, Randy Mitchell & Leanne Anderson


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McNeil Funeral Home in Sneedville in charge of arrangements

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Private Service

Swan Creek Church Cemetery

Sneedville, TN 37869

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