Joshua David King


Joshua David King, 28, went to be with our Lord and Savior on September 16, 2015, surrounded by family and friends.

Visitation: Friday, September 18 from 5-7 p.m. at Church of the Open Door, 900 N Loop 340, Waco, TX 76705.

Funeral services: Saturday, September 19 at 3:00 p.m. at Church of the Open Door with Pastor Ronnie Holmes officiating. Interment will follow at Robinson Cemetery.

Joshua was born September 16, 1987 in Waco and graduated from Riesel High School. He was a gifted athlete and an amazing football player. Joshua enjoyed playing disc golf, spending time with family and friends, grilling, and especially loved fishing. He had a big appetite for life and food. Joshua was such a lover and he absolutely adored his daughter, Ryleigh. He was a loving father, son, brother, nephew, cousin and friend. He will truly be missed by all.
Joshua was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Dickie “Papa” Espin, James “Big Daddy” King, and John “Grampa” Williamson; and his sweet dog, Trixie.

He is survived by his daughter, Ryleigh Lynn; parents, James Richard and Kim Rene King; siblings, Jonathan “Bubba” Dwayne King and wife, Lindsey, James “JD” Daniel King, and Jessica “Sissy” Dene King; grandmothers, Peggy Williamson, Margaret Downie Shultz and husband, Glen, and Patricia King; great-grandmother, Imogene Wolfe; aunts and uncles, Rick and Kari Espin, Melissa and Randy Southerland, Kimberly Ann King, Tammy Jo and Tom West, Robert and Dianne Williamson, and Rodney Williamson; cousins, Ashley and Kirsten Cannon, Cody Southerland, Richard “Chip” Espin, Marshall Rogers, Robert West, Bailey Southerland, and Karah Espin; and numerous loving extended family members.

Donations for funeral costs may be made to Lake Shore Funeral Home, or Church of the Open Door.

Place of Service: Church of the Open Door , 900 N. Loop 340; Waco, TX 76705

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Condolence Messages

  1. Regina and Edward Davis

    There are no words that can help ease your pain the only thing I do know is Thru Christ we all will meet again one day and all we can do is find peace in Our salvation Keep all the memories close in your hearts and never loose focus on God we send lots of prayers and thoughts from our family to your We love yall Edward Gina Nickie Austin Jordan and Aydin

  2. I met Josh through church. He was a sweet guy. My heart goes out to his little girl, family and friends.

  3. Robert & Dianne williamson

    Praying that you feel the arms of Jesus holding you through this time.

  4. Josh…I will miss your sweet hugs. You have always had a special place in my heart. Know that you were deeply loved by so many.

    James, Kim and family, We are so very sorry for your loss. Our hearts are so broken for your family. Know that we are praying!

  5. Kim and James King,

    I am so sorry for your loss. I pray the Lord wrap his arms around you as you grieve through this difficult time in your life. I am always amazed at the untimely passing of people I have known that seemed too young to be taken so soon.
    I also pray that you have peace that surpasses all understanding.


  6. Praying for y’all I remember going to church at open door together

  7. Praying for your family, friends and loved ones! May you feel God’s love and peace wrapped around you now and always.

  8. So sorry for such a sudden loss. May your family find peace in this time of sorrow.
    Heather Jenkins – friend of Kari Espin

  9. Our hearts break for the King family. We are so sorry for your loss. Our family will be praying that God give you the strength and peace in the coming days and even after.

    Angela, Brittany, Chelsea, MaKayla

  10. James, Kim, Jon, JD, and Jessica
    Our hearts and prayers are with you all during this time of grieving. May you find comfort in memories of love and laughter shared together. May Gods comfort, mercy and grace see you through this difficult time.
    ~Robert, Tracie, Shelby, Tori & Zane



  12. Jimmy and Kim , Iam so sorry for your lost. Sending prayers and love. God Bless,
    Pat Wolfe

  13. deidrah chadwick and family

    We love u guys n pray peace n comfort to u all. One beautiful thing is to see him through that sweet little girls eyes.She does have her daddies eyes.Help her to always remember him as much as u guys will..xoxo

  14. Chaznie Edgecombe

    I worked with Josh at his last job and I also went to school with him.. He always put a smile on our faces and was full of life.. I am sorry to hear about what happened he will be missed..

  15. Josh you will be missed. I loved ur smile and energy for life. I followed you over these years, (mostly through fb), as you grew into a man and a father. Your love for your daughter was obvious and the joy she brought you was too. Im sorry your story need so soon. Kim and James Im sorry for your loss. You have both always showed your love to many and Kim a voice of an angel and I know Josh loved you Very much. To him you were his angel and true blessing.

  16. Sincerest condolences to family at such a tragic time.
    Co worker with Mr. Espin at Cesar Chavez Middle School

  17. Patsy and Arnie Adams

    We are so sorry for everyone’s (family and friends) loss. It’s so hard to lose a beloved family member. Our prayers go out for all and pray the Lord will bring you peace and comfort. (Sorry we could not be present for services, etc). Our love to Imogene, Pat, Kimberly and Tammy (Kids) and all others that we did not know personally. (May God bless each and all). /Love, Arnie and Patsy

  18. Jonathan and family. …… I am so sorry for your loss of Josh so soon at a young age. I can see his smile from my memory of him when I subbed at school. I know you all are going to is him. GOD comfort you all………

  19. Kim and James, I am so sorry for the loss of your son . I rejoice in our hope of being reunited with our loved ones once again at the end of our journey on earth. Please know, I have been praying for you both and your family. I remember Josh as a young boy, he was such a handsome young man . I pray that God comfort your heart through the the treasure box of memories of his life. I love you both.

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