May 15, 1957 - January 29, 2021
Terry Arthur King, 63, known affectionately by his friends as Bear, passed away peacefully on January 29, 2021 of COVID 19. Terry was born to Arthur King and Nelda King (Garner) on May 15, 1957 in Marion, Indiana. Terry was preceded in death by his father, Arthur King; and his brother, Dale King. A lifelong resident of the eastside of Indianapolis, Terry graduated from Warren Central High School in 1975; and Indiana University in 1981 with a B.A. in History. Terry was a big sports enthusiast. As a youngster you could almost always find Terry on the basketball court playing a pick-up game with his friends. IU Basketball was his favorite, and he had season tickets to the Indiana Pacers, Indianapolis Colts and often attended IU football games in Bloomington. He rarely missed an Indianapolis 500 Mile Race and his stories from those times are legendary. Terry also loved to ride motorcycles. He spent a lot of time on his Harley riding in the wind. (It’s the journey, not the destination). It was an annual tradition for him to participate in the Miracle Ride which raised money for Riley Children’s Hospital. Terry loved spending time with his family and friends. He was a very loving son who cared for and was devoted to his mother, Nelda. Terry worked for nearly 40 years at PPG Industrial Coatings in Brazil, IN (formerly known as IVC) as a scheduler. Terry considered his co-workers at PPG his extended family and would often buy breakfast and lunch for them on the weekends. Terry is survived by his mother, Nelda King; and sister-in-law, Carolyn King; with extended family in Marion and Ft. Wayne; and loving friends from all over the U.S. A graveside service will be held Monday, February 8, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Washington Park East Cemetery, 10612 East Washington Street. A Celebration of Life service is being planned for May 15, 2021. Instead of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice with Terry’s blessing. Final care and arrangements are entrusted to Shirley Brothers Washington Memorial Chapel.
Terry Arthur King, 63, known affectionately by his friends as Bear, passed away peacefully on January 29, 2021 of COVID 19. Terry was born to Arthur King and Nelda King (Garner) on May 15, 1957 in Marion, Indiana. Terry was preceded in death... View Obituary & Service Information
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