Published 3:35 pm Wednesday, November 17, 2021
FRANKLIN – Aloysius King known as “Al” passed away on Nov. 11, 2021. Al was born and raised in Franklin. He attended Franklin Upper Elementary School and Franklin High School. He was an excellent student in school and liked the math and sciences. Al really liked to play basketball and he played four years of basketball at Franklin High School. He graduated from Franklin High School and attended North Carolina State University where he majored in mechanical engineering. He continued to love the game of basketball and spent a lot of time as a referee for intermural basketball games.
He graduated from North Carolina State with a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering and started work for a company in Cleveland, Ohio. Later he moved to Los Angeles, California and worked as an air quality control engineer for South Coast AQMD L.A. He married Pamela Cawthorne and from that union they had one daughter. In total he had two daughters whom he felt were his greatest accomplishments – Ashley King and Simone King.
Al was preceded in death by his dad, Adolphus; brother, Shawn and niece, Terentia Moore. Leaving to cherish his memory is his mother, Effie King; two daughters, Ashley and Simone; brothers, Terence (April) and Effran (Cassandra); Shawn’s wife Tiffany; two godsisters, Miranda Newsome and Ciara Britt; three aunts, Pauline Jordan, Maggie Williams and Mattie J. Moore and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, extended brothers and sisters and many great friends.
A service celebrating Al’s life will be held on Monday, Nov. 22, at 1 p.m. in Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, 30188 Shiloh Road, Boykins, Virginia with the Rev. Alvin Blow delivering the eulogy; the Rev. James Banks Jr. is pastor. The committal and benediction will follow in the church cemetery. Masks are required at all services. Service provided by the professional and caring staff of Wm. M. Johnson & Sons Funeral Home Inc., 224 South Main Street in Franklin. Please share your condolences with the family at wmjohnsonandsons.com.