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Jeffrey A King
April 12, 1962 ~ July 1, 2023 (age 61) 61 Years Old
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Jeffrey A. King, 61, of Columbus passed Saturday evening, July 1st 2023. He was born April 12th, 1962 in Columbus, Ohio the son of Richard H. King and Barbara Ann King (Cole). Born and raised in Southfield he graduated from Marion Franklin High School and, following his passion for cars, went on to become an automotive body technician, or as he was known, “The Body Man”, until his retirement from Sterling Autobody in 2009. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Barbara Ann King and survived by his son, Jeffrey A. King II (Dawn Freeman), stepdaughter Mia Adams, step mother Avenell Jordan King, brothers and sisters Catherine King, Richard H. King II, Diane L King, and Aaron J. King (Anitra), brother In-Law Jackie L Adams, granddaughter Jera King, and step grandsons Xavior McGrapth, Deontae Freeman, Kazmire Adams, and Zaiden Adams, step granddaughter Gabrielle Freeman, along with a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Protector, advisor, confidant, father, brother, mentor, and best friend are just a few of the words that can be used to describe a man that meant so much to so many. A true patriarch, he was the unfailing rock that held his family together. Always there with an ear to listen, just the right words to comfort and support, and an unprecedented strength that carried everyone he loved. He was a shining example of what it means to practice what you preach. He loved to share his passions for cars and music and welcomed every opportunity to share his knowledge along with a funny story that would inevitably have you laughing and leave you with a smile to brighten your day. As the musical director for his church, he used his talent to play his guitar as a way to share his faith and love for the Lord. He was always making plans for tomorrow, but never failed to appreciate today. Even the smallest moments with him left an impact. To know him was to know love. His compassion, dedication, and humility were unmatched. Irreplaceable and unforgettable, he was taken too soon, but no amount of time would ever have been enough. He was a legend and a true king whose legacy will live on through the countless lives he touched. Heaven must have needed a hero and they couldn’t have chosen a better man for the job.
Homegoing and celebration of life services will be provided by SMOOT FUNERAL SERVICES located at 4019 E Livingston Ave, Columbus Ohio 43227 on Monday July 17th, 2023 with visitation from 10-11am and the service at 11am.