Jay Ronald King

March 18, 1945 - November 19, 2022
Jay Ronald King

Jay Ronald King, age 77 of Wilmington passed away Saturday, November 19, 2022, at the Novant New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Jay was born in Detroit, MI on March 18, 1945, to the late Jay Bryan King and Marie Stevens King.

Jay graduated from Campbell University with a Degree in Education and impacted the lives of many students during his teaching and coaching career in the New Hanover and Pender County schools.  He earned his Doctorate Degree in Divinity from Jacksonville Baptist Theological Seminary. He was honored to be able to teach Seminary classes and to speak God’s Truth and Life into the lives of his students.

Jay was a lifelong teacher, learner and avid reader but most of all a loving and devoted husband, and an amazing Father and Grandfather.

He was a member of Kingdom Impact Church of Wilmington where he loved serving as a small group leader.

Jay is survived by his wife of 54 years, Johanna Peterson King; children:  Kimberly King Taylor, Curtis Bryan King (Jamie), and Micah Jay King (Lindsay); grandchildren: Sarah King, Hannah Taylor, Andrew King, Ellie King and Eli King.

Funeral services are planned for 12 noon Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation led by Rev. Doug Faulk. Jay will be laid to rest in the Mausoleum at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

The live stream of the funeral service can be viewed by clicking HERE.

The family will see friends one hour prior to the service at the Funeral Home.

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  • November 22, 2022
    Mona Black says:
    I am so thankful he was my teacher at Hoggard High School. Hugs and love to all.

  • November 22, 2022
    Beatrice M Hawkins says:
    Jay was such a special guy. We had some good times in the old Sunset Park days. My prayers go out to his precious family.

  • November 22, 2022
    Chad Ashline says:
    Brother Jay was an awesome man of God who impacted my life and my family’s life in so many ways. He loved the Lord and his family with all he had. Jay impacted so many people in so many ways and made them better. Love to the family and praying God’s peace upon you during this time. Love the Ashline’s

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