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Reverend Ottis Lee King

September 8, 1935 ~ January 24, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old

Reverend Ottis King Obituary

On January 24, 2023, the death angel winged his way to earth and took the soul of Ottis Lee King to be with God.

He was born September 8, 1935, in Holly Ridge, Stump Sound Township to the late Reverend Lester King and Myrtie Ellen Shepard King.  He had two sisters, Leatrice Elizabeth “Lea” King Crews and Kathleen Joy “Kathy” King Whaley, who preceded him in death.

Mr. King graduated from Richlands High School and in 1957 attended Campbell Junior College where he received an associate degree. He pastored at Catherine Lake Baptist Church for one year and 5 months. In 1958, he enlisted in the US Air Force.  Mr. King served Faith Baptist Mission/Church in Selma for 51/2 years, New Bethel Baptist Church for 7 years, Atkinson Baptist Church for 8 ½ years; and Wells Chapel Baptist Church for 16 years 2 months.  Throughout his ministry, he continued his education. He received his B.A. in 1964 from Campbell College.  In 1971, Mr. King received his M.DIV from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary at Wake Forest. During the years, he continued additional studies at James Sprunt Community College, Kenansville, NC.

On July 26, 1964, Ottis married the love of his life, Nancy Louise Faulk at Sandy Plain Baptist Church in Columbus County, NC. Together, they began to build their life together. God blessed them with two sons, William Edward “Eddie” King (who later married Mary Webb King) and Kevin Lee King (who later married Jennifer Renee Powell King); Ottis and Nancy’s grandchildren, William Nathaniel King, (Elizabeth “Beth” Murray King), Madison Paige King Thompson (Blake), Jackson Nicholas King, Spencer Reid King, Hailey Nicole King; their great grandchildren, Aubrey Sue King, Serana Rose Thompson and Walker Wade King; numerous extended family and friends that loved Ottis dearly.

While Ottis was serving our country in the US Air Force, he served honorably in Texas, Oklahoma, and Puerto Rico. He served as Chaplain for the NC Division Sons of Confederate Veterans for 21 years; also, Lewis Armstrong Camp and George Davis Camp SCV.  During his years of military service, Ottis served as a Medical Services Specialist, Hospital Corpsman, Ambulance Driver, (937 of 1000 points, highest in many years). He received the Good Conduct Medal, Honorable Discharge in 1964 as Airman Second Class and received the Service Medal (UDC), during the Vietnam Era.  

As you can see above, Ottis was a very busy man who loved his country and his family.  But most important, Ottis loved the Lord with all his heart.  He loved people and ministered to many during his lifetime.   He not only pastored for many years, but he filled in at Potters Hill Baptist Church and was interim at Kellum Baptist Church and Midville Baptist Church in Jacksonville.  He was a man with a servant’s heart. Well done, thou good and faithful servant.  You will surely be missed but never forgotten. 

Funeral service will be held at 10:00a.m. on Saturday, January 28, 2023, at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home Wallace Chapel with Pastor Jimmy Johnson and Leo Bracken officiating.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the funeral home until 12 Noon.

Interment will be Friday, January 27, 2023, at Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Jacksonville.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial gifts be send to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC  28401, 
The Gideons International, P.O. Box 572, Wallace, NC  28466 or Disable Veterans at

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Funeral Service
January 28, 2023

10:00 AM
Quinn McGowen Funeral Home
612 S. Norwood St.
Wallace, NC 28466

January 28, 2023

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Quinn McGowen Funeral Home
612 S. Norwood St.
Wallace, NC 28466


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