Thomas Carol King III

Thomas Carol King III

February 28, 2022, 43, Snow Hill –

Thomas Carol King III, known best as “Tommy”, passed away unexpectedly at his home on February 28, 2022. Born April 17, 1978, Tommy was the son of Thomas Carol King, Jr. and Lola Ruth Kearney King.

Tommy was a graduate of Bethel Christian Academy and had joined his parent’s business at Crown Screening, Inc where he served as the Vice-President.

Aside from his role in his family’s business, Tommy is known throughout Wayne County for his audio-visual expertise, providing DJ and audio/visual services to families and businesses throughout eastern North Carolina. He served on the Board of Directors at Wayne Preparatory Academy and the Downtown Goldsboro Development Corporation. He was the past chairman of the Wayne County Young Professionals Group and served as chairman of the Wayne County Career and STEAM Fair, part of the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce, and was an honorary commander for the Military Affairs Committee. Tommy loved his community and volunteered his time and provided professional services for several nonprofits including Communities Supporting Schools of Wayne County, Literacy Connections, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County. He was an avid hiker and loved music, his gun collection, all things barbecue, and spending time with his friends. But above all, he was a loving and doting father to three beautiful girls. This was the role he was most passionate about and the one that came so naturally to him. He was a friend to so many and would make the party happen wherever he went, and his legacy will live on as one of the great entertainers and personalities of the social scene in our community.

Tommy is survived by his parents, Tom and Lola King of Snow Hill; his longtime partner, best friend, and mother of his two youngest children, Jacqueline Kannan of Goldsboro; daughters, Camryn Michelle King, Lola Elizabeth King, and Lillian Charlotte King, all of Goldsboro; aunts, Cathy King Hathcock of Goldsboro, Benita Wessinger (David) of Greer, SC, Rose Guevarra (John) of Snow Hill; his former wife and mother of his eldest daughter, Amy Sutton Blair (Robert) of Walnut Creek; and many cousins.

Funeral services will be held graveside 3 PM Friday, March 4th, at the Mewborn Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, 3040 Mewborn Church Road, Snow Hill, NC.

The family will receive friends on Friday at the cemetery following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are encouraged to Wayne Charitable Partnership, c/o the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 1107, Goldsboro, NC 27533. Memorials can be designated to Friends of Seymour or the Wayne Education Network, both of which were treasured causes to Tommy.

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