July 13, 2013
"Duane and Family,
Your dad will always live on in all of our memories. His music and what he meant to our community is legendary. I am proud to have been your neighbor when we were growing up in the Woodlawn area. And your friend throughout life. Love to you and yours."
Les and Amy (Frey) Tiller
(Vancouver Island, BC)
May 30, 2013
"Barbara and Boys,
I wish I had known about Claude's passing as I would have been there with you. He was a great man and a wonderful friend to me. I will always treasure my memories of our times together in the studio, on the road, visiting him there, and our phone conversations.
God will give you the strength to get past this lost but you will never get over it as his memories live on in your hearts and minds. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love, Howard"
March 29, 2013
"Dear Barbara and family,
I'm praying for friends to comfort you, faith to uphold you and loving memories to help you smile again.
My walking dreams often brings me in the empty auditoriums left dusty since decades, then I stroll behind the velvet curtain to look on backstage area. Sometime there's an unknow or a celeb standing there, a real old man, holding a guitar. If the guy like we talk about the old days and try together to put all the various pieces of the puzzle of its life and time. If he rather like to stay silent, being tired by years, it doesn't not matter 'cause I still had in head the last chord of the song he was singing all alone before I come in.
Claude was one of these precious friends who loaned me the auditorium's key and helped me to make that world a better place with my ballpen. Music is a gift of God and a strong weapon for love!"
March 28, 2013
"I was sorry to hear of Claude King's
recent passing and I send my prayers
& love to all his family members for
their great loss.
Hes probably already playing his music
and has everyone smiling just as he did
for everyone of us left behind.
May God protect & watch over his family
members as Claude would want that for sure. God bless them all.
Alma Ray Stevens-Thigpen
Poway, Ca. (San Diego North County)"
March 25, 2013
"Our thoughts and prayers are with the King family.
From the beautiful music I first heard in Cedar Grove in the early 60's to the songs still being played, only now we hear them straight from Heaven. We were all so blessed."