DOYLESTOWN - Heaven unexpectedly gained the best man, Tennis Lee King, 64, on Saturday, July 23, 2022. Tennis was a best friend to everyone, treated all children like his own grandchildren, and was always the one you called when you needed help. He was a man of few words, but great actions. If you looked at his hands, dirty and worn from many days of hard work, you knew how much he loved you. Tennis is patiently waiting in Heaven for his family here on earth: His wife of 39 years and love of his life, Carolyn (nee, Ruckman), he was her “Reverend Aficionado”; his children Mary (Michael), Nicholas (Holly), Anna, Christopher, Andrew (Samantha), and Anthony (Taylor); his beloved grandchildren Michael, Emily, James, Megan, Sophia, and another on the way. He will be lovingly remembered by a world full of family and friends, but especially by his siblings Jimmy, Kenny, Tammy, and Larry. He is welcomed to his seat with the Lord by his parents, James and Mary King, and his sister, Debbie. Tennis will forever be remembered by his endless kisses and hugs, his ability to fix anything for anyone, and his loving smile that greeted you every time you went to visit. Tennis loved hunting, fishing, and making big family breakfasts, but most of all he loved his family - especially wrestling with the grandkids and teaching them how to “do the chores”. Let his life be an example of how to live your own life - selfless in every way, unconditionally loving, astoundingly patient, helpful and handy beyond measure, and the true definition of “a good man”. “As we lay our Brother to rest, our hearts are heavy, but remember this: Heaven only takes the best. And that’s who Tennis is - Heaven’s Best. Let’s live our lives every day to be an inspiration to others, helping them find their way in a troubled world, knowing we will meet one another again, in a place where all things shall be made new - Heaven.” Funeral Service for Tennis will be held on Friday, July 29, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church where the body will lie in State one hour prior to the service. Burial at St. Nicholas Cemetery. Calling Hours Thursday from 4-8 p.m. at the SILVA-HOSTETLER FUNERAL HOME, 1199 Wooster Rd. West, Barberton. Parastas Service at 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church in Barberton.
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