American Veteran 01

Ester James King

May 21, 1920 ~ December 14, 2020 (age 100)


PFC Ester King, affectionately known as “The Man on the Roof” 100 years old, peacefully departed this life,
Monday, December 14, 2020 at The Carrolton of Dunn Nursing Home in Dunn, NC. PFC King was one of the
oldest World War II Veterans in Sampson County, drafted in 1942 to serve in the United States Army.

Mr. Ester King, the oldest child of the late Needham (Ruben) and the late Bertha McLamb King, was born May
21, 1920 in Sampson County. He received his education at the Keener School, in Sampson County from
1928-1933, leaving school in the fifth grade to start working in the fields. On November 12, 1946, Mr. King
married the love of his life, the late Alease Monk and to this union Suella and James Starling were born, both
who preceded Mr. King in death. Mr. King was the oldest member at Union Grove Freewill Baptist Church,
Clinton, NC.

Mr. King leaves to cherish his memory: his sister - Mrs. Sudie Mae Darden of Randallstown, PA; two brothers
Mr. Silas King of Brentwood, NY and Mr. Mitchell King of Lawton, OK; his caretakers and nephew Mr.
Anthony Herring(Alina) of Clinton, NC; great-nephew Mr. Roberto(Peanut) Herring of Clinton, NC and a host of
nieces, nephews, other relatives and many community friends.

A public walk-through viewing will be at Butler and Son Funeral Home, Clinton, NC, Saturday, December 19,
2020 from 11:00am - 1:00pm with no more than 10 individuals inside at one time. Masks are required and
practicing social distancing.

The graveside service will be officiated by Dr. Bishop William Earl Jones, Jones Tabernacle, Kinston, NC,
Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 1:30pm at the Roseboro Cemetery, Marion-Amos Road, Roseboro, NC. The
service will be LIVE-Streamed on the Butler and Son Funeral Home Facebook Page. Masks are required and
practicing social distancing.


 Butler & Son Funeral Services, Clinton,N.C.

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 Service Program


Graveside Service
December 19, 2020

1:30 PM
Roseboro Cemetery (NC)

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