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HAMPSTEAD, N.C. — Jonathon Lindsey King, 49, of Hampstead, N.C. passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, July 16, 2015 at his home.  Jon was born on Dec. 17, 1965 in Saint Albans to Berta (Balentine) King and Bruce Edward King. Jon is survived by his fiancé, Lisa and her daughters, Katelyn and Jacey. Also surviving is Jon’s mother, Berta; brother, Bruce Jr.; sister, Sara and her fiance, Tim; brother, Mike; and brother, Andy, with his wife, Miranda. He will be missed greatly by his nieces and nephews; Ryan, Andrew, Steven, Nicholas, Kristina, Isaac, Josie, Stefan, Emily and Jacob.  Jon was predeceased by his beloved father in October of 2010, and his dog, Spooner, a longtime friend and companion, in July of 2013.

Jon will be dearly remembered and immeasurably missed by many for his love of life and all things fun.  His gallant smile filled the room when he walked in, and whomever he was in contact with was left with the indelible mark of his personality, clearly seen.  Jon brought energy and life, comedy and enjoyment, competition and love to everything he was involved with; from his passion for his business, to his deep appreciation for wildlife, hunting, and fishing. Uncle Jon was always the favorite at family gatherings. He loved family more than anything, and constantly worked to find new ways to be together with his loved ones.   Jon’s most recent years were made fullest through his devoted love for Lisa and her girls.  Immense personal pride in his little family shined brightly for all to see.  Jon regarded these relationships as the greatest accomplishment of his life.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday Aug. 20, 2015 at East Franklin Methodist Church to celebrate Jon’s life. After the service, there will be a short interment service at Rice Hill Cemetery, and also a time of fellowship/reception at The King Family Homestead at 1730 Route 78, Sheldon, Vt. to conclude.  Donations in Jon’s memory can be made to Sheldon School Activity Fund, C/O Deb Kittell, 78 Poor Farm Rd., Sheldon, Vt. 05483. This fund supports Sheldon Athletics.