Robert Glenn “Jeddie” King, 58, of Pembroke and Richmond, departed this life Wednesday evening, July 01, 2009 at Giles Memorial Hospital in Pearisburg after a long and hard-fought illness. He was born in Radford on July 28, 1950 and was preceded in death by his parents John W. and Alberta Ford King who lovingly raised him. He is also preceded in death by a son, Raun Mercer King ,a step-son David A. Carthorn, his father Robert L. Smith. Jeddie was a graduate of Giles High School and attended VPI and Ferrum College.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife Iretta “Bet” Brown King of Richmond; his mother Betty Sue Johnson of Richmond; his daughter Latrice Montez King of San Diego, CA; his sister Patrice and husband Harold Mercer of Charlotte, NC; his six grandchildren, Antonio King, Temeria Wilson, Drafton Bunch, Raun King, Jr., Ameenah King, Myran Wilson, Jr. and one great-grandchild Mekell King; his step-sons Andre Carthorn and Craig L. Robinson and wife Nikki all of Richmond; his step-daughters Franchond Agyei-kyen of Dale City and Yasheba L Robinson of Richmond; his brothers-in-law Ian Burstion and wife Laura of Richmond, Stuart Brown of Richmond; his sisters-in-law Sandra C. Cox and Brenda Seay of Richmond; his step-mother Lois Smith of Christiansburg; his brother Michael Smith of Washington, DC; his sisters-in-law Joyce Tucker (Nelson) of Richmond, Kyra Burstion of NY, Taleta Jones (Greg) of Hopewell; his devoted cousins Rebecca King-Harris of Christiansburg and Randy Chapman of Pembroke; a special friend Mason Murray; and a host of in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, July 11, 2009 at 2:00 PM in the Kendall Funeral Home at 605 Snidow St. in Pembroke with burial following in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at the funeral home two hours before the services. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.