John R. King

  • Born: June 29, 1945
  • Died: April 20, 2021
  • Location: Mount Pleasant Twp., Pennsylvania

Saloom-Rega Funeral Service

730 W Main St
Mount Pleasant, PA 15666
Tel. (724) 547-2122

Tribute & Message From The Family

John R. King, 75 of Mt. Pleasant Twp. passed away Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at Excela Health Frick Hospital., Mt. Pleasant. John was born June 29, 1945 in Bridgeport (Mt. Pleasant Twp.) the son of the late,William and Mary Blanda King. John was a 1963 graduate of Hurst High School, a member of the New Hope Community Church, where he was active on the board, and participated in the church dartball league. He was the proprietor of JJ'S Automotive, Mt. Pleasant was a member of the NMCA, and had a love for drag racing. Anytime you talked to JJ the subject always turned to racing. His passion and love for the sport was very obvious. JJ loved cars, he loved the family atmosphere and had a need for speed, he also loved making memories with friends, and more. One thing he loved doing the most was talking about those memories he had made. Surviving are his wife, Patricia Jones King; children, Lisa Morrison (Rich), Brian King (Leslie) and Holly Spahr (Richard) all of Mt. Pleasant and Michelle Klingensmith (Rob) of Penn Twp; grandchildren, Lindsay Kuhn (Justin), Noel King (Eric), Faith King, Calleigh Morrison, Brianna and Bryce Klingensmith; great grandchildren, Ryan and Kinley Kuhn; sisters, Evelyn Kuhn, DorothyKuhn, Linda King (Rich) all of Mt. Pleasant and a brother, Paul King (Betty) of SC; also numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. IIn addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by brothers, William, Robert, Curt and Carl King; sisters, Ramona Pasko, Mary Miller and Lillian King; sisters -in-law, Linda King, Doris King and brothers-in-law, Donald Shaw, Sam Miller, Michael Pasko, Jess Kuhn and Edward Kuhn, and a niece, Victoria King. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 1 to 8PM Friday at SALOOM-REGA FUNERAL SERVICE 730 W. Main Street Mount Pleasant where services will be held at 2pm Saturday with Paul Eckenrode officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Joy Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant Twp. Please visit John's online memorial at to sign the condolence guestbook. Richard Rega, funeral director. In Lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of John may be made to the American Cancer Society 510 Pellis Road Suite 203 Greensburg, PA 15601 (CDC guidelines do require face masks to be worn and social distancing during the visitation and service, with only 35 people at one time permitted in the funeral home for visitation and only 35 people for the service.)


Condolence & Memory Journal

It's been a very long time since we've seen one another but I never forget a friend. I remember us having loads of fun as kids in Bridgeport. My Condolences to Patty and family.
Gene Borza and Family

Posted by Gene borza - Venice, FL - Friend   May 24, 2021

Pat, Lisa, Brian, Holly, Michelle, & families, I just want to share a memory of John with all of you from my teenage years. We had some fun times racing at the quarter mile. More fun for him though cause he beat me every time ! I'll always remember that.

Posted by John Hoyman - Mt. Pleasant, PA - Family Friend   April 23, 2021

Patty, Lisa, Brian, Holly, Michelle, & families, So sorry for your loss. We always thought John was such a nice man & always had a smile. He will surely be missed by all who knew him. You're all in our hearts & prayers. Love you all

Posted by John & Deb Hoyman - Mt. Pleasant, PA - Family Friend   April 23, 2021

Our deepest condolences for your entire family. You all are in our hearts and prayers

Posted by Ed and Sharon Franks - Tarrs, PA - Family Friend   April 23, 2021

Our deepest condolences to the entire King family. JJ will always be remembered, the man to go to for any kind of car talk. The big smile on his face and kind heart, he had towards everyone. Our thoughts an prayers are with the family. So sorry for your loss.

Posted by Angela and Rick Spirko - PA - Friend   April 23, 2021

My deepest sympathy to Mrs. King and family.
John was so kind to me and my daughter Rachel Seighman...I will never forget what a good man he is.
Also, remembering him from church in Bridgeport. Always kind to everyone.
My heartfelt sympathy to your family.

Posted by Shelley Primus - MOUNT PLEASANT, PA - Friend   April 23, 2021

So sorry for your loss

Posted by Donna Czekaj Czekaj - Greensburg, PA - Friend   April 23, 2021

Patty and family, so sorry for your loss. May the Lord comfort and strengthen you during this difficult time.

With deepest sympathy, love and prayers,

Leah (Jones) Haroldson & Family

Posted by Leah Haroldson - Family   April 23, 2021

Our deepest sympathies to the king family, JJ will surely be missed,such a kind soul ❤❤

Posted by Carroll and Mary Betz - Friend   April 23, 2021

Michelle and Family, our sincerest sympathies for your loss. Thinking of you and wishing you comfort during this difficult time.

Posted by Denny & Sarah Young    April 23, 2021

Patty and family, You are in our thoughts and prayers as you go through the coming days. Manetta & SkipPrduw

Posted by Manetta Brown - Mt Pleasant, PA - Friend   April 23, 2021

Love and prayers,

Ame Caline

Michel Polnareff

Posted by A friend   April 23, 2021

Please accept my sincere condolences.

Posted by Tom Logan - Mount Pleasant, PA   April 22, 2021

Prayers, Love and Deepest Sympathy ❤

Posted by Bonnie Hutchinson - Mt Pleasant, PA - Family   April 22, 2021

Patty, I'm so sorry for your loss. Prayers and love to you and your family.
Charlene (Booher) Carleton

Posted by Charlene Carleton - Connellsville, PA - Friend   April 22, 2021

Patty and family you have my deepest sympathy for your loss. I know my brother will really miss him. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Posted by Nancy Bulebush Coy    April 22, 2021


Posted by DON NEVILLE - RUFFS DALE, PA - Friend   April 22, 2021

Dear Patty and family, I want to tell you how sorry I am for the loss of John. My brothers and I grew up with him and his family in Bridgeport. John was always a really nice guy. God be with you all during this time of grieving.

Posted by Malinda Henkel Henkel - Mt. Pleasant, PA - Friend   April 21, 2021

Prayers to the family of this great man. RIP JJ He was always smiling and conversation led to many laughs. He will be missed.

Posted by Justin Smith - Hunker, PA - Family Friend   April 21, 2021

Rest In Peace John

Posted by Jim Jones - Connellsville, PA - Friend   April 21, 2021

Great man rest in piece John

Posted by Jim Jones - Connellsville, PA - Friend   April 21, 2021

May my condolences bring you comfort and may my prayers ease the pain of this loss.

Posted by Shannon Pologruto - Mount Pleasant, PA - Family Friend   April 21, 2021