of Little Rock, AR
January 13, 1983 - October 27, 2020
Anthony Brian King, 37, of Little Rock, Arkansas, lost his life on October 27, 2020, in the act of helping a stranger. As a Christian, he lived the life of a Good Samaritan up to his last moment. His courage and quick thinking saved at least three lives over the course of his life. Anthony quickly won over those he met with his clever quips, charm, and down-to-earth personality. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and kayaking. He was an electrician and had an extensive collection of rocks, knives, and vintage t-shirts. Anthony was welcomed into the world on January 13, 1983, by parents Lori Hoggard and Phillip King. He is survived by his mother, Lori Hoggard, and father, Phillip King. He grew up with an older brother, Andrew King (Kristen) of Little Rock, Arkansas, and younger sister, Aimee Gardner (Todd) of Houston, Texas. He also had three half-brothers, Alexander King of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Israel and Isaac King both of Sherwood, Arkansas, and half-sister Amalie King of Nashville, Tennessee. He had a special place in his heart for his paternal grandmother, Mary Nell King Carter (R.B.), and maternal grandparents, Gary and Patricia Hoggard. He is also survived by his Aunt Julie Carter (Brock), Uncle Rodger King (Kathy), niece Kennedy, nephews Anderson and Sullivan, and many cousins and extended family.He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Ray King, and uncle, Scott Hoggard.Anthony's life celebration will be Saturday, October 31, 2020, at 2:00 P.M. at Macedonia Baptist Church in Humnoke, Arkansas. Visitation will be Friday, October 30, 2020, at Roller England Funeral Home (501) 842-3939 from 6:00-8:00 P. M. Burial will be in Union Valley Cemetery, Coy, Arkansas.We are complying with the Arkansas Department of Health guidelines and limiting indoor funeral attendance, and visitation is limited to 50 people at one time. All attendees must provide and wear their own masks before entering.Memorials in honor of Anthony may be made to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), 511 E. John Carpenter Freeway, Irving, TX 75062.
Anthony was a really good friend to me over the last few years. He would just randomly check on me to see how I was doing. They were always right on time. He would lift my spirits. He was truly an amazing human being and friend. ❤️ I'll miss you AK
Phil, we go way back. I'm so sorry you are having to go thru this. There's no words that can be said to make this any better except that you & your family are in my thoughts & prayers for ya'll to get thru this painful & unexpected times. I had the privilege to meet Anthony last week, he found out you & I were in the same class. He was amazed. Told him we go way back when. Lol Again prayers for you Phil. Take care
So sorry for your loss. He was such a blessing in life and is in the arms of Jesus now. God bless to all.
So sorry for your lost. We as parents don't think of lossing our children. May God's arms of comfort be around you
I would like to send my condolences to Anthony’s family and friends. I worked with Anthony for 14 months at Dillard’s corporate office. I got to know Anthony very well, super nice young man who was very well liked throughout the building. I was informed of Anthony’s passing this morning. I am still in disbelief of the tragedy that took Anthony’s life but not surprised that Anthony was trying to help a stranger. It was a pleasure to work with and get to know Anthony. RIP Anthony.
So sorry for your loss, my heart hurts for your entire family.
Phillip I am so sorry, may God give you strength. Sending love, thoughts, and prayers to you and the family.
Phillip and Roger were teen agers when I pastored at Macedonia: So sorry for this terrible tragedy. I experienced the same on October 25, 1979 when my son Eddie was killed. My sincerest empathy to the family. Thoughts and prayers. Bro BC Hutson
Lori, Phil and families: We offer our deepest condolences to each and every one of you. Our prayers are with you in the hopes that you can rest easier knowing he is in the presence of God. It is unfathomable for us to understand why this had to happen. We send our love in Christ to you.
Phil, I am so sorry for your loss. My heart, thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your family. May God bring you peace in this difficult time. My love to you and all of your family.
Anthony will be missed and was loved and still is loved and cherished by everyone who he came into contact with.
Andrew, Kristen, & Family, I am so sorry for this incredible loss. You all are in my heart and shall remain in my prayers during your grief journey. Lean into your people during this hard time- we’re here to catch you. All my love to you all. God’s Peace,Molly
Our condolences for the loss of Anthony the heart break of the absence of a loved one. There shall be a glad reunion day in heaven. Until that day there is precious memories. May God comfort your hearts and spirits in this time of sorrow.
Our hearts are broken for your family. Love and prayers for all of you! May God comfort you and give you peace.
King family, you are in my thoughts and prayers.
I remember Anthony as he played with Andrew and Aimee...arms and legs flying everywhere...running hard, jumping in the pool and lots of laughter. I also remember Anthony crawling up into his Uncle Norman’s lap...he had a tender little heart.That tender heart showed up to help my broken heart when Uncle Norman died...he fixed every broken thing I had with his electrician skills...just quietly showed up lots of times.Evidently his tender heart (Good Samaritan) was still ministering to others as he stopped along the interstate a few nights ago...I love you very much Anthony. I know Uncle Norman must have been in line right behind Jesus to welcome you Home.
Sorry for your lost there is no words can say how you must feel. Love u
I did not know Brian, but sounds like the world lost a beautiful person. He enjoyed everything, and God has him now. Praying for Julie and all the family.
My deepest condolences and sympathy to Anthony’s family and friends. It was an honor to know him.
Prayers for a comfort and peace only God can give!!!
Our hearts are grevied, @ the loss of your dear love one. Our thoughts & prayers are with you.