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Larry Otis King

April 9, 1948 ~ June 15, 2020 (age 72)

Obituary

Otis Larry Bass King known as Larry King passed away peacefully on Monday afternoon, June 15, 2020.

Larry was born in Union City, TN on April 9, 1948, the son of Louise Bass and Otis King. After the passing of his mother, he was raised by Otis King along with his wife Edna, who graciously raised him as her own, and he adored her as his mother. Larry graduated from Miles High School in 1966 and would later become a well-known and accomplished Head Chef for Hotels, Assisted Living facilities, and the Shrine Club of South Bend, Indiana. Larry would later start Kings Catering, specializing in his culinary skills.

Larry could always be found in the kitchen cooking for his family and friends or playing a vast variety of musical instruments in his spare time. Larry could find the good in any scenario and loved spending his time outdoors fishing with his friends. Larry & Joyce enjoyed spending time in the word of God, and with his church family. They found love in spending time at local golf courses as well as bowling when they had time as well.

He is survived by wife Joyce King and his 3 beautiful children, LaTonya King of Elkhart, IN, Tracy King-Clark (spouse) Jackson, TN and RaShonda King Denver, CO. Along with his beautiful union with Joyce are his stepchildren, Linda Barber, Arnita Johnson, and Eric Johnson. Also  surviving him are siblings, Kenneth King (Cheryl), Union City, TN, Terry King (Denise) Martin, TN, Stafford King (Ann) Fulton, KY, Pamela Norman (Willie) Union City, TN, Penny Moore (Craig) Honolulu, HI, Estes “Bubba” King (Trish-Ann) Union City, TN, Bill Barham, Indianapolis, IN, James Barham, Indiana, Sonny Barham, California, and Leverne Turner. His grandchildren, Allegra Mitchell, Carrington Jones, Jenai Peoples, and Jonathon Yeakey (whom he referred to as Son) and an additional host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews shared along with Joyce in their 15 years union.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
June 19, 2020

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Cobb Funeral Home
3525 S. Michigan Street
South Bend, IN 46614

Funeral Service
Friday
June 19, 2020

12:00 PM
Cobb Funeral Home
3525 S. Michigan Street
South Bend, IN 46614

Funeral Service
Monday
June 22, 2020

12:00 PM
St Paul C.M.E. Church
282 Middleton Street
Jackson, TN 38301

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