Reginald Emerson King

Reginald Emerson King

February 17, 1942 – February 17, 2021

WENDELL – Reginald Emerson King, 79, passed away on Wednesday. He was born in Shawano County, Wisconsin to the late Bennett James and Relia Oshkosh King. He proudly served in the United States Air Force and once honorably discharged, relocated to California, where he worked for American Airlines for over 40 years, retiring as a fleet service clerk. Reginald had a love for Chevrolet trucks, Harley-Davidson motorcycles, German Shepherds and playing dominos with friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings, Austin King, James King, Bennett King Jr., Annie Duquain and his twin brother, Roland King.

He is survived by his brother, Reuben King; niece, Sara King-Marquez (Cele) and her daughters, Araceli and Annalia and numerous other loving nieces and nephews.


Memorial service on Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 11am Hephzibah Baptist Church, 1794 Wendell Blvd, Wendell. Masks required.


Arrangements with Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third Street, Wendell, NC.


  • Cookie Duquain Schils Posted February 20, 2021 7:17 pm

    Uncle Mike our sincerest condolences for loss of your brother-I remember mom making him all kinds goodies she mailed to him when he was in the service.May he soar with the rest. If you need anything please don’t hesitate to let us know how we can help.Take care and stay healthy Uncle love ya

  • Robin Duquain Penass Posted February 26, 2021 3:06 pm

    My sincere condolences for Uncle Reggie. Uncle Mike and Sarah, if there is anything I can do to help, please do not hesitate to contact me.

  • Frank Calderon Posted November 17, 2021 3:11 pm

    I’m so Sorry for your loss Sara. Your uncle was a nice person just like your Dad. I’m still remember having breakfast with the 2 of them.and he always made me feel welcome

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