COLUMBIA, KY., Sammy DeWayne King, 71, of Columbia passed away Sunday, July 4, 2021 at his residence. He was born on Harrison Avenue in Central City, KY on September 15, 1949 the son of Elentrial King and Sally Kate Morgan King. He was a UMWA coal miner working for Peabody and Island Creek Mines and he retired from the TVA Paradise Steam Plant where he worked in operations. He was a member of Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church in Central City, and he was a lifetime member of Masonic Lodge #673 in Central City, KY.

He was a Vietnam era Army veteran attaining the rank of Sergeant.   

He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers Bobby King, Ernest Ray King, and Roger Arnold.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years Pamela Kaye Knight King of Columbia, daughter Brandi Brooks of Central City, son Chance D. King of Beattyville, 3 grandchildren Samantha Dennel, Robert Eversole, and Grady King, 8 great grandchildren Cameron, Hunter, Jaden, TriKING SAMMY DEWAYNEnity, Raelynn, Kylee, Maryella, and Jaxton, 1 sister Gennie (John Crymes) Tapp of Bald Knob, AR., 2 brothers Billy (Donna) King of McHenry and Jimmy (Regina) Arnold of Central City.

Masonic services will be held on Friday, July 9, 2021 at 6:00PM at Gary’s Funeral Home in Greenville, KY with military honors to follow.

Friends may call after 5:00 PM until 6:00 PM on Friday, July 9, 2021 at Gary’s Funeral Home in Greenville.

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