Fraze Nuddy King

December 8, 1941 ~ August 18, 2020 (age 78)

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Fraze "Nuddy" King born December 8, 1941 in Gainesville, FL to The Late Joyce Smith and Lucious King.  He is preceded in death by his sisters Ernestine and Debra Freeney.  Fraze was educated by the Alachua County School system. He was an employee of Clay Electric for 25 years. 

He was an active member at Bethlehem United Methodist Church where he was a trustee and a member of the male chorus.  

Fraze was the loving father of Fraze King Jr. -Trenton, New Jersey (Jaiden, Nuri, Carter, Cameron, Caiden, Cory, Rayshawn, Rasheed, Calvin, Azaviah, Adjai  and Quaron), and daughters Valerie King – Lake City , Fl (Terrell Buiey), Doris King Gainsville, FL.  

After meeting and marrying his wife whom proceeds him in death Velma Davis in May of 1971. This union brought two children, Zuniga King and Aubrey King (Jasmyne and Breona King) – both of High Springs, FL, in addition to his son Travis King (Alachua, FL) Fraze was the great grandfather of Jasineya, Anne, Kamoore and Thailand.  He was the God father of Tony Davis, LaSean Stokes, Rakeem Davis and Heather Anderson.

His adopted daughter Mia London (Aubrey). He is the brother of Joyce Ann Brooks-Lakeland, FL (Greg and Tony Brooks) and brother Larry Freeney. He was a devoted longtime friend to Ernest “Jr.” Holmes and Rudolph Freeney.

In 2013, Nuddy relocated to Panama City, FL and joined First Providence Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Dr. Russell A. Wright, Sr.  He was an active member of he was the chairperson of the trustee board and a member of the finance committee. In February 2014 he was joined in holy matrimony Blannie Mamie.  He became the father to Tracey Shivers- Jacksonville, Fl (Bryan), A.J King- Lakeland, FL (Elijah),  the late Latrina Shivers – Atlanta, Ga (Chelsei), Sonya Shivers Panama City, FL, Karen King – Richmond, VA, Natasha Monique Coleman and favorite son-in-law David Coleman of Tallahassee, FL (Kristin and Kayla Panama City, FL Justin, Jayona and Joshua – Tallahassee, FL), Dorien King (Panama City, Fl)  Sisters in law Joyce Green (Elton) -San Diego, California, Cardellya Mathis- Gainsville, FL , Anna Brantley- Tampa, FL, Peggy Brown- Panama City, FL, Apostle Calvin Cooper, II (Jonathan) Atlanta, Ga (MacKenzie).  He also survived by good friends Louis and Linda Wright, Rev. Leon and Joan Beltone, Rev. Robert and Georgia Pierson and Clayborn Brown. Nuddy was known as an advent fisherman. Nuddy was always the life the party and enjoyed good music and socializing. He will be truly missed his family, extended family and friends at Lucky’s Bingo.

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August 28, 2020

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Russell A Wright Sr. Mortuary
1547 Lisenby Ave,
Panama City, FL 32405

Graveside Service
August 30, 2020

1:00 PM
Bethlehem United Methodist Church Cemetery
712 Southwest Bethlehem Avenue
Fort White, FL 32038

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