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Joseph King

Joseph E. King, 70, of Carlisle, PA, passed away November 29, 2019 in the UPMC Pinnacle West Shore with his loving companion, Marci Branscum at his side. He was born to the late Lester (Pete) King and Thelma (Kirkpatrick) King on February 18, 1949. Joe was preceded in death by his son, Steve King, who passed away October 21, 2018.

Surviving are his much loved companion of 25 1/2 years, Marci Branscum and her son, Brett Branscum; daughter, Leslie Glaser (Randy Shreve); sisters, Bev (Rick) Salem of Richland, Mary Stover of Dillsburg and Wanda Stover of Harker Heights, TX; grandsons, Zachary King(Krista) of New Jersey and Ian King of Marysville; and great-granddaughters, Riley and Madison, both of New Jersey.

Joe worked at Libbys, The Frog Switch Co. and Carnation Co. He was best known as a musician and entertainer, playing with numerous bands at many establishments in the Carlisle area and as far as Florida. Additionally, Joe performed as a solo act specializing in old style country music. In his spare time, he enjoyed riding his horses and mules, riding motorcycles, reading cowboy books by Louis Lamour, hunting and fishing and was a devoted Beatle fan. Most of all he loved Marci, his family and friends, and his dogs, Pete and Maude.

At Joe's request there will be no services. A celebration of his life will be held at the convenience of his family. Arrangements are being handled by the Hollinger Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., Mt. Holly Springs, PA 17065. Visit www.HollingerFuneralHome.com for condolences to the family.

He will be deeply missed and never forgotten by those who love him.

Happy Trails Cowboy until we meet again.

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Whether we were on horseback  or just hanging out,so many fond memories, we will always  love  and miss you..❤Tina & Brian

Christina Crum Dec 7 2019 12:00 AM

You will always be the love of my life. I will miss so much about you.  That wonderful infectious smile. They way you would hold my hand.  The jokes.  The music you gave us that I and so many are no longer be able to hear now.  I  was so surprised when you wanted me to play drums to accompany you in your shows, I never thought I was good enough.Your get er done attitude.  All the fun things we did together. I love you.  You are my everything. I can't wait to meet you on the "Far Side Banks of Jordan" our song. Until then you are in my heart and soul forever.

Marci Branscum Dec 5 2019 12:00 AM

R.I.P. Joe with the rest of your family !!! You will be deeply missed here on earth by your family and friends !!! See ya soon though Cowboy !!!

Donald & De Ette Kirkpatrick Dec 5 2019 12:00 AM

Daddy I'm going to miss you soooo much you will always be the apple of my eye now. Love you soooooo much. Rest in peace💔😘💔😘

Leslie Dec 4 2019 12:00 AM