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Patsy Jean (Hester) King

August 19, 1939 — January 12, 2021

Mrs. Patsy Jean King, age 81, of Franklin, KY passed away Tuesday, January 12th, 2021 at 7:38 PM at The Medical Center of Bowling Green, KY.

Arrangements are under the direction of Gilbert Funeral Home, Franklin, KY.  Mrs. King’s wishes were to be cremated.  There will be a memorial service at a later date.

Patsy was born on August 19th, 1939 in Hopkinsville, KY to the late Augustus (Andy) Bell Hester and the late Dovie Lucille Agee Hester.  She is also preceded in death by her husband, Ray King.

She is survived by her son, Steve King (Stacie) of Franklin, KY; a grandson, Steven King (LeAnna) of Franklin, KY; a granddaughter, Brittany King of Bowling Green, KY; great- grandchildren, Ella, Olivia, Zander Ray King, Presley, Lainey and Wyatt; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Tommy and Mary Jo King of Hopkinsville, KY.

Patsy is a member of Highlands Presbyterian Church in Hopkinsville, KY.  She earned a business degree at Nashville Business College.  Patsy worked as a bookkeeper for Dr. Carter Moore in Franklin, KY before retirement.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy are to be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959, Attn: Memorials Processing or

Online condolences may be made at and complete obituary may be read and shared on our Facebook page, Gilbert Funeral Home of Franklin, KY.

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