Nov 6, 2018 at 3:51 PM
KINGSPORT - Mabel King 87, of Kingsport was born April 13, 1931 to the late Roy A. Riley and Ina Bell Riley in the Chinquapin Community near Bluff City TN. She went to be with Jesus November 05, 2018.
Mabel was married to Arvil Lee (A. L.) King January 27, 1951. She and A.L. lived in Kingsport since 1952 and raised three children.
Her family brought her great joy but she and A.L. also enjoyed being active participants at several churches including being founding members of Tri-Cities Baptist Church and most recently came under the care of Indian Springs Baptist Church. They were active members of the local Corvair Society of America, the East TN chapter and she could be seen driving her 1963 white convertible in many parades and car shows.
After retiring from 18 years in production at ITT corporation in Gray TN she continued to do fine hand work in embroidery and other crafts. She was an avid reader and loved to listen to the sermons of Ron Dunn.
In addition to her parents, Mrs King was preceded in death by, her older brother, Ralph Akard Riley; sister, Wilma Cleo Thompson.
Survivors include her children Roy Mark and wife ,Pandora; Kevin Charles and wife, Kathy, and Ina Lee and husband Harold Cameron; siblings, Evelyn Proffitt, Lillian Fraley, and Herbert Riley and wife Imogene; grandchildren and great Grandchildren are, Justin King father of Chloe; Mary Rachel and husband David Rumsey and their daughter Lilla Grace; Jacob King and wife Crystal and their children Jake and Carter; Mark King and wife Jelayne and their children Eloise and Abel; Jared King; Kevin Cameron and wife Brie and their children Isabella, Alistair and Dominic; and Joel Cameron; along with a host of friends and extended family.
The family will receive friends from 4:30pm to 5;30 pm on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at Carter-Trent Funeral Home downtown, Kingsport. A funeral service will follow with Pastor David Phillips and Dr. Roy King officiating. Music will be provided by Harold Cameron.
A graveside service will be conducted at 2pm on Friday, November 9, 2018 at Glenwood/Shelby Hills Cemetery with her grandson’s serving as pallbearers. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery by 1:50pm.
To send a condolence to the family please visit our website at www.cartertrent.com.
Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport is serving the King family.