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Kevin M. King, 59, of Lakeville, formerly of Taunton, passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2021 at Tufts Medical Center, in Boston, due to complications from Covid-19. He was the loving husband of Lisa A. (Molan) King. They were married for the past 24 years. Born in Taunton, he was the son of the late Richard A. and Shirley A. (Ferreira) King. Kevin was a graduate of Taunton High School, class of 1980. After graduation he enlisted in the United States Coast Guard and served for 4 years aboard the USCGC Vigilant. He then served as a reservist for 26 years and was honorably discharged with the rank of Chief. He worked with the Massachusetts Department of Corrections for 21 years, retiring with the rank of Sergeant. In addition, he was an instructor at the Northeast Maritime Institute teaching marine engineering. Kevin was also a principle of King's RV Towing. His interests included elaborate story telling, and these stories were always epic! He was always incredibly giving of his time and love. If you happen to be a stranger in need, Kevin was your rescuer and treat you like his family. He was the epitome of loyal. Kevin was always involved with his sons, whether coaching them in their various sports, working with them on his RV jobs, or enjoying a movie/sporting game on TV. Kevin thoroughly enjoyed cooking. If you came over to the King house, you never left hungry! He also was passionate about fishing, playing cards, boating, swimming in the lake, but most of all spending time with his family, friends and dogs, Cody and Moxie. Besides his wife Lisa, he is survived by his three sons, David M. King, of Taunton, Joshua D. King and Nicholas L. King, both of Lakeville; his siblings, Christopher E. King, and his wife, Kerry, of Lakeville, Nicholas R. King, and his wife, Laura, of Berkley, and Mary-Beth Perry, and her husband, Derek, of Raynham; his maternal aunt, Dolores King, of Dighton; cousins, Diane (King) Murphy of Dighton, and Peter King of Westerly R.I.; as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many dear friends. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, May 13, 2021 from 4 to 7 p.m., in the Silva Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, Taunton (at Saint Mary's Square) Additional parking with handicap access is located on the North side of the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, May 14, 2021 at 10 a.m., at Annunciation of the Lord Church, 31 First Street, Taunton. Interment with military honors will be at Saint Joseph Cemetery, Taunton. Facial coverings and social distancing will be required during all services. In lieu of flowers, kiss your spouse, hug your children, be a good neighbor, and be genuinely kind to a stranger. For expressions of sympathy, to sign an online guestbook or to light a memorial candle, visit www.silvafuneralhome.com.

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Published in Taunton Gazette on May 10, 2021.
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May 11, 2021
We met Kevin a few years ago when he and Lisa moved our camper
From Long Island to carver Massachusetts. I never thought Kevin would be able to get the 5th wheel into our campsite. I was like no way is that going to fit. Kevin proves me wrong he got it to fit like a glove. He also helped set up the camper. We were able to talk to Kevin on the ferry ride. We remained friends ever since. Kevin helped move our camper a few times after that and helped us with much more. Kevin was always willing to help no matter what. He called us just to say hi. He would always stop to see us at the campground when he was driving through. Yes Kevin always had stories to tell. One saying he always said with his stories was “this and that”. Kevin always talked about his family. Will never forget Kevin and how he made us feel when we were together. We talked about going fishing sometime. We will miss the random calls from Kevin and hearing his dually truck going by our camper and stopping. Our hearts are broken. Such a wonderful man whose life stopped too soon. Kisses and hugs to the family. Lisa we will always be here for you.
Steve and Belinda Dipillo
Steve and Belinda Dipillo
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May 10, 2021
Dear Lisa, David, Joshua and Nicholas,

I am so very, very sorry to hear that we have lost Kevin. We first met when we were 12 years old at Taunton Catholic Middle School and we became good friends. His nickname back then was "Kingbird". We played hundreds of hours of basketball together at the Taunton YMCA, at TCMS, and then later on the Taunton High School freshman and JV basketball teams. We were in the same math class in high school 4 years in a row and would occasionally get together to study if we were dealing with difficult new material.

Kingbird was a terrific, terrific guy, a generous soul, and such a fun person to be with! We had many adventures together. The two that I remember the most are when we skipped school one day during our sophomore year and went canoeing on the Taunton River out by the brickyard. I lost my balance and tipped the canoe over so we got soaked. He never got upset and we just built a fire on shore to dry ourselves. (Later that day, my mom wondered why I smelled like smoke). The other one I remember vividly is the time I went waterskiing with him when I had a separated shoulder that was in a sling. I was reluctant to go waterskiing with one arm, but he said, "Don't worry, if you go down, I'll jump in and save you!"

The last time I had a chance to talk with Kingbird was when he came to my mother's wake in 1996. I am so, so glad to learn that he and Lisa have been sharing and enjoying a wonderful life together over the past 24 years.

David, Joshua and Nicholas: there are many, many people you will never meet whose lives were enriched and made better because they met your father.

My memories of Kingbird are happy ones. And they remain fresh in my mind. I will always, always remember him fondly.

Richard Martin
Des Moines, Iowa
TCMS 1976
Taunton High 1980

Richard Martin
Friend
May 9, 2021
We are very heart broken for the passing of Kevin and we wish you all God's peace.
Ernest & Jackie Lamoureux
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