John Linden King, Sr. (John L.)
1938-2020
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John Linden King, Sr. (John L.) graced this world with his birth on September 19, 1938 in Rice Lake, Wisconsin. Born to Lillian and George L. King, the first of seven children.
No one could have known then what he would accomplish. He was loved and respected by all who knew him. John L. never stopped for a minute. He married the love of his life Barbara Lorelei Mason, raised three loving children, rode rodeo bulls, built and raced many race cars ... his latest was his Miata in which he returned to racing at 79 years young. He was an artist, drove for UPS 15 yrs, then a painting contractor and wallpaper hanger which led to King's Interiors. Barbara and John had many accomplished businesses.
He was an amazing father.
John L. was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, friend and mentor. He was a believer in God, an achiever of dreams and a strong motivator.
John Linden King, Sr. was taken from us on July 7, 2020, at the age of 81. We are all very deeply at a loss and very saddened. No words to express the loss of our Father.
He leaves behind to love and to remember him always his three children, Lorrie (John), Susan (Dennis), Johnny (Shandra); grandchildren, Nichole (Alfonso), Anthony (Martha), Felicia (Kent) and Jeremy; great grandchildren, Mia, Maddox, Gunner, Gage, Natalie and Aiden; sisters, Rosie, Carol and Aletha; as well as several loving nieces and nephews and a host of friends. John also leaves behind his loving puppies Dutchess, Jody and Lulu.
He is met in Heaven by his forever love Barbara, his father and mother, two sisters and his little brother.

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Published in Lodi-News Sentinel from Jul. 29 to Aug. 4, 2020.
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August 4, 2020
You will be dearly missed, over 39 years ago I met the the love of my life your daughter Sue and a special bonus of having you and Barbara mom in my life. You both have been incredible, honest, hard working and great second parents. I love you both and will miss you more than you will ever know. Bless you both for being who you are.
Dennis Dow
Son
August 3, 2020
Terry Tarditi
Friend
August 2, 2020
I know it saddened you to leave your children, family & friends.
I know your elated to be back with Aunt Barbara, you were never really the same since she left.
Rest peacefully Uncle Johnny.
I love you.
Give Grandma, Grandpa, my Mom, my Dad, my Sister, my Nephew, Aunt Barbara, Aunt Mimi &
Uncle Corky hugs from me & tell them I love & miss them.
My Uncle Johnny was a shining example of how a man should be. He truly was a good man, he lived a full life, he experienced many things, he had a very large extended family, not only was he loved, he was respected, simply because of the man he was.
He had a wonderful wife, my Aunt Barbara, she always made me feel so loved (& always knew the right thing to say in any situation) & 3 beautiful children.
Uncle Johnny was a soft spoken man who was on the side of Right. He got that from his loving parents who were also truly good, honest, hard working people, as was he. The world needs more men like him. What a better place it would be.
Your children, my loving cousins, are in my thoughts.
Jeanette Rees
Family
August 1, 2020
John king senior, Was one of the most kindest gentlemen I've ever met, and he was a very classy man a man's man old school. I really enjoyed talking with John senior! I love to hear about the things he did when he was younger, John was a very talented man! I'm going to miss my chats with John And I will miss him very much too!
Joe Loza
Friend
August 1, 2020
Simply put, the most beautiful human being God created. I cant imagine a day in this life without him. Thank you for all love, Lorrie
Lorrie King
Daughter
July 31, 2020
It was easy to feel like family around Noni and Bumpa. I will forever miss them. So blessed to know them.
Joely Nelson
Friend
July 31, 2020
My father was my hero. He was a man that believed in God and was very honest. My father worked hard his entire life. That is who he was. He was cowboy, carpenter and a racer. Oh, do not get me wrong, he was so much more. He taught me life was to be lived. Follow your dreams. He was inspiring. He was a mentor. He was the best father there ever was or ever will be. I will miss him always.
Daddy, you will never be forgotten. God must have needed a special angel...he got you!
Susan King-Dow
Daughter
July 30, 2020
I am honored and blessed to have known John and Barbara King. May the Lord bless and comfort your family during this time of grief. They are together once again, smiling down on their beautiful family. May your fond memories of their love, give you strength and comfort. My most sincere condolences.
Thomas Family
DanThomas
Friend
July 30, 2020
Sending Loves and Hugs to all the King family! We are deeply sorry for your loss.
May God rest your heart with peace and wrap his loving arms around all of you.
Johnny and Randi Tallant
Friend
July 29, 2020
He was the best grandfather, mentor and friend. I could ask for. He taught me the meaning of hard work and what I should expect a man should treat me like. He will never be forgotten. Miss you ❤
Nicole Flores
Family
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