James Murphey King

James Murphy King

Clarksdale, MS

James Murphy King, 63, a retired manager at Fitzgeralds Casino and boat mechanic, died December 31, 2018 at home. Visitation is Friday January 4, 2019, 12:00-1:00pm at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale, MS. Funeral services are 1:30pm Friday January 4, 2019 at Memorial Gardens in Clarksdale, MS with burial in the Memorial Gardens. Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale, MS is handling the arrangements.

Mr. King was an avid hunter and fisherman. The last 20 years he has enjoyed being Santa Clauses helper.

Survivors include: his daughters Mary Elise (Brad) Johnston of Plano, TX, Kelley Hardy of Dallas, TX; sisters Linda (Jimmy) Howell of Temple, TX, Wilma (Fred) Wells of Moon Lake, MS, Evelyn (Jerry) King of Harmontown, MS; grandchildren Landry Johnston, Reagan Johnston, Mason Lawton, Ashlyn Lawton and Tanner Stanley.

Preceded in death by his parents J.W. and Mary Lou Lokey King; wife Amber King; Brother John King; sister Luanne King.