Max "Tater" Eugene King Jr.

Saturday, April 5, 1969 - Thursday, March 8, 2018

In God's Loving Care

Photo of Max "Tater" Eugene King Jr. - 1969-2018

Asheville – Max " Tater” Eugene King, Jr., was born on April 5, 1969 and went home to be with our heavenly father on Thursday, March 8, 2018.

He had been fighting a long hard battle with cancer, defying all odds against him and he proved himself to be the toughest, strongest, most resilient man that his family and friends knew him to be.  Tater left all the physicians that had been caring for him for the past 2 ½ years in awe.  Due to complications from a terrible accident, he passed away with his family hovering by his side and who were always at his beck and call.  We are proud to say that Tater had always been a God fearing man and he was saved and was baptized.  He was and always will be a deeply loved daddy, son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, brother-in-law, papaw and friend.  Tater deeply loved his two sons, his grandsons and his only granddaughter.  Also he loved deeply his three over protective sisters, his mama, daddy, a brother, a nephew and nieces.Tater loved us all with his whole heart.  He was our protector and was always there for his family and friends.  Tater could make you laugh in the worst of times and you could not help but to smile or laugh when he walked into a room because - Tater indeed lit up the room.

He was employed with Dillingham Company for many years as a heavy equipment operator.  Tater loved running the machines so much that he kept all the keys -not kidding, they are in a jar. 

He was the son of Linda June Harding King and the late Max Eugene King, Sr. 

 In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Verna and Oliver King and Ellen and Elzie Harding; his cousins, Darrell and Dale Robinson, Josh Harding and Tonya Ballard;  his uncles, Ray Boone, Tony Williams, Jim Surrett and Harry Robinson; his aunts, Dianne and Carolyn King and  Tater's.special friends, Darrell Hagan, Joey Roberts, Jr., and Billy Brown.

 Surviving in addition to his mother, June King are his sisters, Melissa Jones (Ricky), Kim Frisbee (Steven) and Kelly King (Fred); a brother, Mark King (Sheree); his children, John King (Ashley)and Jeff King (Melissa); grandchildren; Kaden, Kaleb and Khloe King; nephews, Chase, Kevin, and Trent; nieces, Holly (Zack), Ashley, Haley and Teila and  also a special friend, Larry Wheeler..  Tater also leaves behind many beloved cousins, aunts, uncles and many friends that love him and will miss him. 

Just always remember, Say It Loud, Say It Proud, Tater King In Everlasting Heaven He Will Be. 

We would to thank all the family and friends that have helped, visited and prayed for Tater.  A special thank you to Angie for all the help in getting things together and also to the Care Partners Hospice Team.

Memorial graveside services will be held at Piney Grove Baptist Church Cemetery where Tater will be placed beside his Daddy and this service will be announced at a later date.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the King family

Condolences from family and friends


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I am sorry for your loss.sending prayers for peace and comfort
Tracie Wise(Hunter)
I couldn’t have said it better! He will be so missed and as I said before I pray you as his family can find the peace in knowing he is now in peace! Go rest high on that mountain Tater! We love you and your family!
Trish Revis
You & Your family are in my thoughts & prayers , Praying for the Lord to give you comfort strength rest & peace during this time.
Tammy Rose
So sorry for y'all's lose.....
Ricky Wilson
To the king family June , Mark,Missy,Kim,Kelly and all the rest of Tater’s love ones I wanted to let you know what a awesome , kind, strong and loving brother and son you had and still have you see he will live on because of love love by him and for him . As I sat beside him on March the 8th just he and I as I saw Peace like I have never seen before enclose his handsome body I saw pain doubt and confusion leave . I saw a face that seen so much hurt let go of all of it . As I sobbed and kissed him one last time all I could say was I’ll see you soon and tell Jesus I love him . Look in the morning Tater you’ll see me coming,tell mom to watch I’ll soon be there say it loud say it proud Tater I’ll see you soon Susie
Tater king I'll never forget you my friend we share so many memorys , I'll cherish everyone of them , you will hold a special place in my heart , fly high my friend I love u buddy
Jennifer Hawkins
You will be missed. Rest In Peace my friend. We had our ups and downs but you were always a good friend.
Jerry Dockery Jr
You were a good man I enjoyed knowing you Rip Tator
Darlene Kemp
I Love you John and Jeff King sorry about your dad if yall need anything let me know
May you rest in peace out dear friend we loved having you an Larry a n the boys. Here in happy you got to see everything. A n had a great time you are missed my friend until we meet again will see you on the other side
Rhonda an Sam Nelson
Rest easy tater you was good ol boy sorry Rick and the rest of tater family fly high tater
Jeffrey meadows
We send our deepest condolences to the family at this tragic time. We have so many wonderful memories of you Tater! Tater really did light up any room! You're like family to me and the kids and definitely a brother to dad! He truly does love you very much and will miss you terribly. You two were definitely two peas in a pod. We love you and you will be missed. Love Larry, Samantha, Elliot, and McKenzie
Samantha Lipe/ Larry Wheeler Jr.
We send our deepest condolences to the family at this tragic time. Tater we will miss you! Dad truly loves you! You two were like two peas in a pod! Brothers. You were family to the kids and I. You are no longer suffering and I'm sure you're lighting up everyones day in heaven as we speak! We are so lucky to have the many memories we have of you! We love you and will miss you everyday! You will always be in our hearts and on our minds! Until next time... We love you Tater Love Larry, Samantha, Elliot, McKenzie
Samantha Lipe/ Larry Wheeler
My condolences for the sad loss of your loved one Mr King. John 5:28,29
Meredith C
Tater you're gonna be missed by many.. You was always a good friend to me always treated me with kindness.til we meet again in heaven.... say it loud say it proud... RIP Tater King we love you
Kathy jones
Tater I love u always have & alwayswill,u was one of a kind & all,the memories I will hold in my heart. when we went 2 harrahs & stayed all ,nite we had so much fun & all the trips 2 Mooresville. We had a ball every time we were together u was more a BROTHER 2 me than a cousin. I Love U rest high on that mountain u deserve it u will always be my favorite cuz I Love U So Much.Teresa.
Teresa Penland