A.B. King
1939 - 2021
BORN
March 9, 1939
DIED
April 7, 2021
FUNERAL HOME
Carl E. Ponds Funeral Home
200 N Johnston Ave
Rockford, IL 61101
A.B. King 1939—2021
A.B. King of Rockford departed this earthly life April 7, 2021. He was born March 9, 1939 in Okolona, MS; the son of Dewey and Rosie Lee King. A.B. lived in Rockford over 50 years coming from Mississippi. He married the former Barbara Murphy in Rockford on August 11, 1973. A.B was employed as a supervisor by Olson Pattern Foundry 32 years before retiring. He was a member of New Zion Missionary Baptist Church. A.B. was a member of the Abrasive Engineering Society and a Old Car restoring group. He graduated from B.F. Ford High School in New Albany and attended Rock Valley College.
A.B. leaves to cherish many loving memories, his devoted wife, Barbara; son, Alvin King and daughter, Kimberly King; five grandchildren, Nia, Elijah, Jonah, Savannah and Noah; three siters, Gladys Ivy, Eteria McWilliams, and Canary Gardner; a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends he was predeceased by his parents, three brothers, and two sisters.
Moving visitation will be held at Carl E. Ponds Funeral Home Inc. 200 N. Johnston Ave. Tuesday, April 20, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Burial in Willwood Burial Park. Private services will be held..


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Published by Rockford Register Star from Apr. 17 to Apr. 19, 2021.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
Apr
20
Visitation
9:00a.m. - 11:00a.m.
Carl E. Ponds Funeral Home
200 N Johnston Ave, Rockford, IL 61101
Apr
20
Service
12:00p.m.
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Mrs. King our prayers and thoughts are with you and family.
Willie and Mary Butler
Friend
April 23, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Janice Graham
April 20, 2021
Our love & prayers go out to you Barbara & your family! A.B. & I grew up in the same home town of New Albany, Miss. He was a good man. We have both valued the friendship with you two over the years. May the Lord comfort you all!
Frank & Madoria Sanders
Friend
April 20, 2021
Praying for comfort and peace in your loss, for strength when the days are long, and assurance of Gods faithful love to embrace your hearts.. Love you
Marinda Turner
Family
April 20, 2021
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Flossie Pickens
Family
April 18, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
William & Ola Bernel & Family
April 17, 2021
My condolences and prayers are with the families
Gloria Smart
April 17, 2021