Terry Wayne King

September 28, 1960 – December 24, 2011

Terry Wayne King, 51, of rural Orrick, Mo., passed away December 24, 2011 at his home.

Terry Wayne King, better know by his family and friends as Wayne, was born on September 28, 1960 in Memphis, Tenn., to Jimmy and Daisy (Whitlock) King. On November 11, 1979, he was united in marriage to Yvette Irick, who survives him at the home. Wayne moved to the Orrick area in 1995. He had been employed by the North Kansas City School District as a HVAC Maintenance Technician for 15 plus years.

He was an avid Kansas City Chiefs and Royals fan. He liked to read, especially history. In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting and fishing and doing yard work. Wayne had the ability to fix most anything and was well known as a fix it man. He use to say that he was a jack-of-all-trades and that he was full of useless information. Wayne was always willing to lend a helping hand to his family, friends and neighbors.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jimmy and Daisy King, and a brother, Barney Allen King.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Yvette Irick King of the home; a son, Garrett King of Orrick, Mo.; and two sisters; Paula Veraguth and Tonja King, both of Kansas City, Mo. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews and cousins. “Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez”.

Visitation for the family will be from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, January 2, 2012 at the Gowing Funeral Home in Orrick, followed by memorial services at 5:30 p.m. with the Rev. Donna Murphy-Ceradsky, officiating, also at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to the Niles Home for Children, 1911 E. 23rd Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64127.


Yvette and Garrett, I have been thinking of one particular constant that I will always remember about Wayne. He always made me know that he was glad to have me as a friend. I never saw him that he didn’t share a smile, a friendly greeting, a laugh, an offer to help, something positive to say. Wayne is the example of what a good friend should be. I am a fortunate man to to have had Wayne as my friend for 30 years. God bless you.
Steve Wolverton

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Kathy Murey

Miss u bro my best friend.
Tonja King