On the 18th of June, a somber tranquility filled the hospital room where Aubrey King resided. In that moment, Aubrey's soul gracefully departed from this world of trials and tribulations, finding solace in eternal rest. We mourn the departure of a humble and cherished individual, Aubrey King, who embodied unwavering devotion as a husband, father, brother, and cousin. Today, we gather to celebrate his life as he embarks on his final journey to his heavenly abode.
Aubrey Brian King was born in Denver, Colorado, to Dorothy and Arby King Sr., both of whom preceded him in death. Educated within the Denver Public School system, Aubrey went on to attend the University of Oklahoma on a football scholarship as a talented tight end. His time there was marked by remarkable achievement as they secured three consecutive Rose Bowl Championships. Alongside his athletic pursuits, Aubrey pursued his academic passions and majored in Sociology and Business.
Aubrey's life took an even more meaningful turn when he exchanged vows with Dana Thompson on January 16, 2009. Their union brought forth the birth of their beloved daughter, Arianna King. Additionally, Aubrey wholeheartedly embraced Dana's sons James and DeAnthony Thompson as his own.
Above all else, Aubrey King had an immeasurable impact on numerous lives during his time with us. Through generous gestures from an empathetic heart and supportive actions from caring hands, he left an indelible mark as a devoted father, an adoring husband, and a wise confidant to friends who sought solace in his wisdom.
Aubrey's memory will forever live on in the hearts of those who cherished him dearly: his devoted wife Dana King; his children, Arianna King, James and DeAnthony Thompson; his sister, Stephine King of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; his uncle, Rese Jenkins of Denver, Colorado; his mother-in-law Leslie Thompson; his sisters-in-law Cynthia and Micah Thompson; his late nephew Frank Grace Jr., and a myriad of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.