Obituary: Jerry Jerome King


Jerry Jerome King

Jerry was born in Owensboro, KY in 1938. He served in the Army from 1959-1965 and moved to Whatcom County in the early ‘70s.

He was a well-known icon in Blaine for King’s Flea Market (1977-2001). If you needed anything, he could find you a 'good deal' through his salesmanship and kindness. He always wanted to help.

Jerry loved people and always enjoyed a healthy discussion about sports, politics, and news. Daily he would talk about his love of his family, friends, and Alaska.

After a long battle with a rare disease called Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Jerry passed away in Bellingham. He fought so hard and we are all so very proud of him. His family would like to thank all the care teams and especially our “family” at The Bellingham at Orchard.

He is survived by his two daughters, Nina King and Patty Dunn; and his grandson Tyler Dunn.

“You touched so many lives. We all will miss you so very much, and we are all blowing you kisses.”

Memories can be shared at and/or Celebration of life to be announced.