John Ellis King departed this life at the age of 47, on May 10, 2019 in his residence. John was born March 23, 1972 to John Akins and Elnora King in South Bend, Indiana. He was baptized at an early age in South Bend.
John attended Washington High School and CDI Trucking School. John was united in holy matrimony to Barbara Leonard on June 26, 2010. John worked for many years at Five Star Trucking in New Carlisle, Indiana.
John loved riding his motorcycle, playing pool, spending time in the alley and spending time with his grandkids. John loved his family.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Barbara King; daughter, Teressa Williams; sons: John King Jr., Robert Flowers and Terrell (Crystal) Morris Sr.; grandkids: Temia Morris, Terrell Morris Jr., Terra Morris, Ahnya Tate and Aajahne Tate; sister, Tonya King; sisters-in-law: Gwendolyn Golden and Sandra Johnson; brothers-in-law: Samuel, Curries and Craig Leonard all of South Bend, Indiana, Louis (Patricia) Leonard, Terry (Angie) Leonard both of Denver, Colorado; niece, Mariah Jewell McKinley; and nephew, Gerrell McKinley Jr., both of South Bend, Indiana.
John was preceded in death by his father; John Akin; mother, Elnora King, father and mother in law, Sam and Willie Leonard; grandparents, Landers and Lauren King; special cousin, Harold Lee Haughton; special aunt, Willie Mae Gunn; uncle, Priest King; and uncle, Landers King Jr.