James Michael King
Jan 18, 1954 - Dec 17, 2016
- James M. King, 62, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, December 17, 2016, with family by his side, after a long, hard, fought battle with cancer. He was born in Millinocket on January 18, 1954, to Leo King Sr. and Mamie (Bernier) King.
He was a life member of the Fin and Feather Club of Millinocket, member of the Princeton Rod and Gun Club, a past member of the Millinocket ELK's Lodge 1521, a past volunteer of the East Millinocket Fire Department and a past EMT with East Millinocket Ambulance Service. Jim did many jobs throughout his life from being a painter, iron worker, maintenance man, steel fabricator/welder, volunteer firefighter for the State of Maine Forestry Service, truck driver, plowman, he pumped gas at P&H auto, and worked taking care of the Girl Scout camp in Millinocket, where he was given the title of "Honorary" Girl Scout. Out of all of his jobs, being a firefighter and EMT was his most proud occupation. Helping others brought him joy and he look great pride in all he did. He will always be remembered for his kindness and willingness to help others in anyway he could with a smile on his face and a sense of humor. Those who knew him have probably heard his famous introduction, "Jimmy King, the poor mans friend and all around nice guy" this sums him up very well. He loved his family, his Lord, and the outdoors. Friends soon became family to him.
He was predeceased by both of his parents; two brothers, Leo King Jr. and John A. King; and one sister, Julie King. He is survived by his living wife of 25 years, Cathy Dickey King; his four children: his sons, John RM King and his girlfriend, Becky Wellman, Scott Cote and his wife, Mollie, and Ronald Cote and his wife, Cassie, and his daughter, Tina Dionne and friend, Keith Dionne; thirteen grandchildren and one great-grandson; a brother, Rene King and his wife, Lorena;,sisters, June Pineau, Jackie Heizer and her husband, Dutch, and Judy Ingersoll; sisters-in-law, Nancy Doyle and her husband, John, and Arlene Sochia; a brother-in-law, David A. Dickey and his wife, Diane; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews; his camping families from Timberland Acres and Pleasant Lake Camping Area in Alexander; special friends, Danny and Cyndy Greenier and family, all of the Tinker family, Mike and Judy Trott, Dave and Maddy Bires, and many friends near and far all of whom will miss him deeply.
There will be a Celebration of Life Service December 21, 2016, at 1 p.m. at Calvary Temple Assembly of God in East Millinocket, where Pastor Reggie Adams will officiate. All are welcome.