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Brian Alan King

10/20/1966 - 10/05/2019
Service Date: 10/14/2019
Service Time: 2:00 PM
Service Location: Bunker's Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ 85201

Brian Alan King, 52, of Queen Creek, AZ died tragically in an automobile accident on October 5, 2019 in Groom, TX, along with his mother Judith King.

Brian was born in Des Moines, IA on October 20, 1966 to Clifford (Junior) and Judy (Scott) King. Growing up, he enjoyed playing Little League Baseball, basketball, riding his moped, roller-skating, and seeing what he could get into with his friends. Brian moved many times as a child and attended several elementary schools before attending Goodrell Junior High, and then East High School. He would refer to himself as a loyal east sider. Although always an Iowa boy, Brian moved his family to Arizona in 1995.

Nothing was more important to Brian than his family. His greatest love was his wife, Amanda whom he married October 26, 1991 and his children, Alyssa and Bradley. His granddaughters Sophia, Adalina and Zoey were the apple of his eye. Brian was the most selfless, honest, loyal, hardworking man; he would go to any length to take care of his family. One of his greatest joys was being crew chief for his son Brad’s go-kart races and coach for his daughter’s sports teams. Brian loved riding quads, kicking ass at darts and pool, grilling out (he was the grill-master), watching and attending NASCAR races, but more than anything, he enjoyed spending time at home with his family.

Along with his wife, children and grandchildren, those left to honor his memory include his father, Clifford Junior King; sister, Tammy (Jeff) Lee; loving nieces and nephews, Stephanee (Jeremy) Zettler (Taylor and Lucas), Stacee Carlos (Madison), Shellee Carlos, Hannah Palmer (Hugo) and Nicholas (Angela) Palmer (Bella Vida, Faela, Liam). His mother-in-law, Evelyn Roquet and father-in-law, Bill (Eve) Palmer, and his very best friend since childhood, Kelly Hager.

Brian was preceded in death by his grandparents, Cliff and Nolta King; Gene and Ruby Scott; his Uncle, Lowell Scott; Aunt, Sandy Scott; and his brother-in-law’s, Nick and Tony Palmer.


  • Tammy my prayers and thoughts are with you . I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Dana Evans Lapeyrouse

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. So sorry for your loss.

  • Mariyn Hubbard Sudduth

    I knew Brian as a child and his mother was one of my very best friends! My heart is very saddened and heavy to hear this. Prayers to the family.

  • Randy and I are so sorry for your family Loss .We have missed you guys through the years but thought of u guys offen and remember some of the good old times prayers go out to you and your family

  • Randy and I are so sorry for your family Loss .We have missed you guys through the years but thought of u guys offen and remembering some of the good old times.Sending prayers your way

  • Randy and I are so sorry for your familys Loss .We have missed you guys through the years but thought of u guys offen and remembering some of the good old times.Sending prayers your way

  • Elaine and James Waldschmitt

    It is with a heavy heart that I send this. We only met Brian briefly, but know how special he was to Alyssa, and therefore, he was special to us as well. Please know that if there is anything we can do to help at this time, please reach out. I am sending a huge hug to both Amanda and Alyssa, and wish I could be there to give it in person. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Deepest condolences to all family and friends. Elaine Waldschmitt

  • Stephanie C Scott

    Watching Brian grow up into a young man was an adventure – he was priceless. Brian was his own man and proved beyond a doubt he had what it takes to provide for his family. Prayers and fond memories embrace all of you facing this tragedy with healing following.

  • Kellie Evans Kozeliski

    Mindi, Alyssa, Brad, Junior, Tammy, and families.
    I’m so sorry to hear of the tragic and untimely passing of Brian and Judy. My heart hurts for you all, and am thinking of you. Sending prayers. Much love, and many sympathies.

  • Shellie (Diehm) Treanor

    To all family and friends, our hearts are with you. Reading Brian’s obituary makes me sad that we all had been out of touch for many years. I hope your memories will carry you through the hard days till you meet again.

  • Lyle and Janice and Family

    We are so sorry! We thought so much of Brian! Such a fun personality…And so enjoyed teasing him! Our hearts are aching for your losses!

  • Brian was a cool dude!!! I will always remember partying with him when we were young.

  • Tammy so sorry for all your going through . Remember all the crazy times we had with Brian . He was the craziest person I have ever known and that’s what made Brian , Brian. I sure will miss my brother and till we meet again R.I.P buddy Love you

  • Jackie Dawson Robinson

    Tammy you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers! Love to you all !

  • So sorry for your loss brian was a true great freind whom will be missed by many see you again someday brother

  • Brian was a great guy, great father, and a great friend. He was one of my best friends growing up and I will sure miss him. My condolences to his wife, Amanda, and his children. And also to his entire family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. ?❤️?

  • Margie (Waters) Millard

    Tammy I am so sorry for your family’s loss prayers are with you.

  • Brian and I were friends for so long and had many fun times .He even had me in his wedding. loved seeing Amanda putting pictures and videos of him with their grandbabies…So many memories my friend love you always..

  • Hugs from Desmoines Eastside

  • Brian always had an amazing smile – we used to say we were related (but we were not) – sorry to hear about this tragic accident with his mother – prayers for healing for his family – RIP

  • My cousin Brian is going to be dearly missed, remembered well, & will live on through his family! To know Brian, was to love him, because even his mischievous shenanigans could not distract you from knowing that his heart was good! He loved his family, and the way he cared for his family was obvious, even from someone who didnt get to be around him often. I will miss him! My heart is heavy, my love and prayers are with you all, & may peace be with us all. I’m focusing on his smile, his dedication to family, & his infectious kind spirit…I think he loved well! Big hugs to all of you! Peace & love, cousin Jodi

  • Sharon and Larry Long

    We were friends of the Scott family. Sandy was in my class at school. You all have suffered too many losses with Lowell, Sandy and now Judy and Brian. Our deepest sympathies are with you all. Sincerely-Sharon and Larry Long

  • Stephanie Boat (Neppie)

    Mindi, Lyssa, Brad and all of Brian and Judy’s family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. My heart is deeply saddened to hear of your tragic loss. When is enough, enough is the question my humanness asks but because I know and believe that there is more to this life than what we see, I must have faith that Brian and Judy remain together waiting to be with you again and will be watching over you from there heavenly home.

  • Tammy and family, so sorry for your loss, Brian was a great guy and am glad I got to know him growing up. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you

  • Shelly Wolfkill

    Prayers for the family. I have great memories. Brian would come over when I use to babysit on e 42nd. He was a great guy.

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