To the King Family, please accept my most heartfelt sympathy for your great loss.
I had the delightful pleasure of meeting John during our Rotary International Fellowship trip to India in 1985. I still have a crystal clear memory of his spirited and well-attended classical guitar recital in the city of Bangalore and the day we spent exploring the Taj Mahal in Agra. (he was wearing a Hawaiian shirt of course!) John's inquisitive, knowledgeable, insightful and frequently hilarious perspective greatly enhanced even this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Some 23 years later, and quite by accident, I ran into John in Safety Harbor, Florida at a gathering of finger-picking enthusiasts. He astonished us with his ukulele mastery and charmed us with his folksy storytelling. In his warm and humorous way he greeted me like that 23 year gap never existed. I’ll remember John this way.
John, travel well, old friend, and may God bless you and your Family.