Chad James King, age 35 of Mattawan, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, September 20, 2023. He was born on February 11, 1988, the son of James and Susan (Schlukebir) King.
Chad lived both a beautiful and complicated life. At a young age he had a passion for fast cars, tools, and the outdoors. He also had a love for working with his hands and fixing anything that came across his path. Chad put his skills to good use as a hard-working concrete laborer and welder. In earlier years, you could find him on the lake fishing or in the barn putting something together – determined to show us all his new creations.
Chad could lift a room with his infectious smile and generosity. He had a kind heart and wanted to fix the world of all its problems. No matter where he was in life, his greatest blessing and joy was his beautiful daughter, Ayla. There was no denying their fierce, unconditional love – they bonded over country music and the racetrack. Chad had a love for anything old and enjoyed taking trips down memory lane. He would never turn down a trip to Florida where he enjoyed spending time with his family.
Chad is survived by his loving parents, James and Susan King; his daughter, Ayla King; his sister, Kalee (Daniel) Carter and his nephew and niece, Kalex and Zoe.
A memorial visitation will take place on Wednesday, October 4, 2023 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at Southridge Church, 6726 Texas Dr., Kalamazoo, MI 49009. Private interment will be held at Hope Cemetery in Texas Corners. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ministry with Community, Inc., 500 N. Edwards St., Kalamazoo, MI 49007.