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Obituary for Kevin Lane King

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A celebration of life service is scheduled for 11:00 AM, Saturday, July 17, 2021 at Artesia Country Club for Kevin Lane King of Artesia, New Mexico.

Kevin King, 60, died July 5, 2021 at his home in Artesia.

Alan Sparks and Wayne Derrick will officiate at the services. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Terpening & Son Mortuary.

Kevin was born August 3, 1960 in Carlsbad NM to James King and Rozella Boswell King.

He was a longtime resident of Artesia. On May 17, 2003 he was married to Marianne Smith in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Kevin enjoyed doing yardwork, playing Texas Hold’em, dancing, woodworking projects, fishing and hunting, and he loved his Australian Shepherd dogs.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Pete King, a grandson Jacob Butwinski, and several nieces and nephews.

Survivors include his wife Marianne King; daughter Stephanie Butwinski and husband Ben of Phoenix, Arizona; a son Derek Smith of Austin Texas; siblings Patsy Colwell, Larry King and wife Donna, Terry King and wife Joyce, Ronald King and wife Rita, Donna Hays and husband Gordon, Debra Mitchell and husband Marc, and Melody Simmons; granddaughter Madison Smith and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Nor-Lea Cancer Center, 1600 N. Main, Lovington, NM 88260.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Kevin Lane King, please visit our floral store.

Source: Terpening & Son Mortuary

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