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Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home
Thursday September 2nd, 2021
4:00pm - 7:00pm

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Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home
Thursday September 2nd, 2021

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McMinn Memory Gardens
Friday September 3rd, 2021

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John Dennis "Johnny" King

John Dennis "Johnny" King, age 50 of Athens, passed away Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at Sweetwater Hospital. Johnny lived joyously and completely in his love for his girls and fast pitch softball. For over 19 years Johnny dedicated his entire heart to his daughters Alyssa and Callie King along with every other girl he came into contact with that had a love for the game of softball. Johnny loved the game, but even more he loved the lives of the girls he was able to impact. This community was touched in so many ways by his influential coaching. He would encourage every girl that picked up a bat or glove to be the absolute best versions of themselves on and off the field. He loved to fish, and worked for Denso Manufacturing, He was preceded in death by his father Carlos John King; Grandparents, Joe and Ruby King and Hoyle and Sue Kyle.

Wife of 31 years, high school sweet heart Cristy King
Daughter and Son in Law, Alyssa King Hicks and Tripp Hicks
Daughter, Callie Brook King
Pebbles his life-long companion of 15 years who never left his side and passed away the Sunday after his death
Mother, Peggy Ann King, Sister Sheri Stewart
Brother and Sister in law Jeff and Tamara King; Multiple nieces and nephews. Father and Mother in law , Johnny and Sue Caughran
Sister in law and Brother in law, Tammy and David Cockrum
Sister in law and Brother in law, Lori and Nick Penley
Sister in law and Brother in law, Cayci and Drew Hawn
Multiple nieces and nephews
Special Friend Lynda Rogers and the late Loring Rogers
Funeral services will be 7pm Thursday September 2, 2021 in the chapel of Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home with the Rev. Garry King officiating. The graveside will be 11am Friday, September 3, 2021 at McMinn Memory Gardens. The pallbearers will be Danny Crass, Marc Swafford, David Spradling, Scott Franks, Chris Wade, Danny Pilkey, Justin Stewart, Jared King, Joshua Stewart. The family will receive friends from 4-7pm Thursday before the service. Those unable to attend may send condolences to www.laycockhobbs.com/notices/John-King Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home will be in charge of the arrangements. The family would like to kindly request friends and family wear masks.


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I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Johnny from just being a boy riding the school bus with his dad. He always remembered me and always took time to talk with me. He was a good man, and the world will be less bright with him gone.

Susan Locke Sep 6 2021 11:38 AM

Cristy and family, I'm so sorry for the loss of a great guy. I have lots of memories of Johnny throughout school. He had a laugh that could light up a room and also get you in trouble..lol. Great guy with an awesome comedy side of life. Always pleasant and ready for a good laugh. Great memories of a great guy!! My thoughts and prayers are with each of you during the his time. ❤️🙏

Janet Frye Benton Sep 6 2021 10:07 AM

Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Janice Gentry Sep 2 2021 10:59 PM

I'm so sorry for your loss. You will remain in my thoughts and prayers.

Sonya Hill Sep 2 2021 10:21 PM

A candle was lit in memory of John Dennis King

Rhonda Wilson Sep 2 2021 10:20 PM

I'm so sorry for your loss. I will always remember and cherish the life lessons and the lessons in softball he taught us as individuals and as a team. He will always be one of my all time favorite coaches and will truly be missed by many !

Amanda Gray (Hall) aka Red Sep 2 2021 8:03 PM

A candle was lit in memory of John Dennis King

Jessica Housley Sep 2 2021 7:37 PM

Cristy, and girls. I am so sorry for your loss .I don't have any high school memories that don't include Johnny and Cristy as a couple. Cristy even though I can't be there tonight I send all my love and prayers to you and the entire family.
Love , Vivian

Vivian Hipps-Gossett Sep 2 2021 6:39 PM

A candle was lit in memory of John Dennis King

Robin Fields Sep 2 2021 6:17 PM

We will always remember how much Johnny loved our granddaughter Lindsey and she loved him. Robert and Vickie Ward

Robert and Vickie Ward Sep 2 2021 6:07 PM

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