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Wesley United Methodist Church
Saturday August 27th, 2022
1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Celebration of Life

Wesley United Methodist Church
Saturday August 27th, 2022

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Terry L. King

Terry L. King, age 69, of 231 Gulick St., Blossburg, Tioga County, died peacefully at the Williamsport Hospital on Saturday, August 13, 2022, surrounded by his family as he entered into the arms of Jesus.

Born in Bloomsburg on August 20, 1952, he was the son of the late Bernard and Louise L. (Fausey) King. He was a lifelong resident of Bloomsburg until a fire destroyed his home on November 30, 2020. He was a 1970 graduate of Bloomsburg High School and attended Bloomsburg State College.

Terry was last employed at Panera Bread in Buckhorn and prior to that he managed the bakery at Giant, served as an assistant secretary at Caldwell Consistory, was an agent for Modern Woodman Insurance Co., and was employed by Clair Hock Construction Co. for 20 years.

He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Bloomsburg, where he was a Warrior For Jesus, taught Sunday School and also Bible Study. He was an active Mason, serving as a member and Past Master of Washington Lodge #265, Caldwell Consistory, and as a 33rd degree Mason.

Terry was a soccer coach and referee, baseball umpire, and coached little league. He enjoyed playing fantasy football with his son-in-law Ryan, gardening, and eating out. The time he spent with his daughters and grandchildren was always very special to him. He was a Miami Dolphins and Baltimore Orioles fan. He loved to travel, especially to Disney World, Disney Cruises, and visiting Williamsburg, VA.

He was an avid hunter and enjoyed hunting with his daughter Kelsey and son-in-law Nate and Tom Hresko, and playing golf with his daughter Liz. He also enjoyed playing cards and watching Jeopardy. 

Preceding him in death in addition to his parents was an infant son, Garrett Parker King on May 3, 1993 and his wife's parents, Jay and Edna Parker.

Surviving is his wife, the former, Jennie Ann Parker, would have celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary on October 25, 2022 and they were together for a total of 52 years; two daughters, Elizabeth Sara “Liz,” wife of Ryan Salas, of Mansfield, and Kelsey Viola, wife of Nathanael Horkey, of Berwick; five grandchildren: Lily Horkey, Ayden Horkey, Elijah Horkey, Gabriella Salas, and Ava Salas; and a brother, Richard E. King, and his wife Betty, of Bloomsburg.

A celebration of life service will be held in Wesley United Methodist Church, Market and West 3rd St., Bloomsburg, on Saturday, August 27, 2022 at 2 p.m., with his pastor, Rev. Mark F. Reisinger, officiating. Masonic memorial services will be at 2 p.m. followed by the religious services. The family will receive friends between 1-2 p.m.. Please use West 3rd entrance.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Dean W. Kriner Inc. Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 325 Market St., Bloomsburg.

Condolence messages and photographs may be posted at: www.krinerfuneralhomes.com

To plant memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Terry King, please visit our flower store.


Jennie, Liz and Kelsey and the rest of the King family. Prayers of peace to you all. I enjoyed working with Terry at Giant and then reconnecting here at Wesley. He will be missed . Sending you my love.

Kelly Stiner Aug 23 2022 11:09 AM

So sorry to learn of Terry’s passing. Prayers for you entire family

Alice Hutnick Aug 21 2022 7:07 AM

Jennie please accept my condolences to you and your family.

Betsy Massic Aug 20 2022 8:16 PM


I am so sorry for your loss. Terry was a very good friend. He was with me the night before I left for the military and I was very happy about that.

I hope you remember the good times we all had together. I am sorry but I cannot make the memorial, but I will think about Terry

James john Aug 20 2022 8:03 PM

So sorry to learn of Terry's passing. Sending prayers and love to the family. There's a new shining star in the heavens watching over all of us.

Toni Farides Aug 19 2022 10:25 AM

Sorry to hear about after all he still my brother in law. Prayers go out to you Jennie, Liz, and her husband, Kelsey and her family

Gloria Parker Aug 18 2022 4:31 PM

We are very sorry to hear about Terry. Prayers to you Jennie and family. Mike, Deb, Catherine and Michael

Mike Parker Aug 18 2022 2:46 PM

Jen,Our family visited Bernie,Louise and Terry on Cherry street when we were in high school.He helped me get my first car a Studebaker out of their yard when I was 15 years old.I had the opportunity to coach Little League with him and play sandlot football on Sundays.He was a kind man with a heart of gold..He will be welcomed by the Lord. Larry Kressler - Fernville

Larry Kressler Aug 17 2022 10:30 PM

Jennie, I send my love and prayers to your family. We go back as far as grade school but were not in touch. God bless your family and may he help with the healing.

Debbi Remley Taylor Aug 17 2022 9:19 PM

I've known Terry a long time. I was around him a lot when he worked for Clair Hock. Bonita and I have Jennie and the family in our thoughts and prayers.
With deepest sympathy

Ted Hock Aug 17 2022 1:36 PM

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