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Hester W. King, 87, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away on Monday, May 11, 2020 at his home surrounded by family. Mr. King was born on December 23, 1932 in Cabarrus County to the late Robert King and Annie Childress King. Hester, a Master Sgt. in the United States Air Force, proudly served his country for over 20 years. He served as a Loadmaster on various aircraft including C-130s, C-141s and C-5As.
After retiring from USAF he worked as an instructor and a technician in the Heating and Air Conditioning industry. Over the years he enjoyed building and flying model airplanes, riding motorcycles, and tinkering with automobiles. He was a self -motivated DIY man who had a thirst for knowledge and a zest for life as well as a Christian who read his bible daily in his later years, and loved his family. He will be sorely missed by his loved ones.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by siblings: Charles King and Jesse King of Baltimore MD, Joe King of Spencer NC, Floyd King of Monroe NC, and Ollie Mae King Morgan of Midland NC.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Joyce Wooten King of Mt. Pleasant NC; his children Steven King and wife Barbara of Concord NC, Sharee King Clark of Concord NC, grandson Steven Talbert of Concord NC; a brother Fred King and wife Louise of Midland NC, and a sister Christine King Cline of Concord NC.
The family is not receiving visitors at this time and a Celebration of Life Memorial will be held at a later date.
Carolina Cremation of Salisbury and Charlotte is assisting the King family. Online condolences may be made at www.carolinacremation.com.