“Condolences to loved ones. May fond memories and comfort from others bring solace to you.
“I will never forget you and the great Wovertin Mountain popular in my senior year of HS. Brings back warm memories of a beautiful voice very under rated. RIP
“My condolence to the King family on your loss. His music touched our family deeply in the 1960's. My uncles would sit with us children at the time and cover his songs. I particularly loved Wolverton Moutain, which I still play to this day. God bless him.
“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.
“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
“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...
“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)