Martha (King) Quirk, age 73, of Jellico, Tennessee, passed away early Monday morning, January 9, 2023, at Beech Tree Post-Acute and Rehabilitation Center in Jellico.

She was born on December 23, 1949, to the late John R. (Jack) King, Sr. and Martha (Durham) King in Camden, New Jersey.

She was the granddaughter of the late William D. King and Louise King and the late Roland Durham and Helen Durham.
Martha worked for NASA in Florida for several years before moving to Jellico where she worked for the Jellico Community Hospital and the Wilkens Medical Group before retirement.  She was a longtime member of the Jellico Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Martha brightened the lives of countless friends and relatives throughout the years with her greeting card ministry.  She loved sending cards for various occasions often with a personal handwritten note of cheer, encouragement, or sympathy.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister,Jacquelyn Y. Huber.

She is survived by her sister, Patricia A. Loveridge, of Chuckey, TN, and brother, John R. (Jay) King, Jr., and wife, Denise, of Cleveland, TN; several nieces and nephews; numerous special friends with whom she had been close throughout the years, many neighbors, and other relatives to mourn her passing.

There are no services planned at the present time.

Cox & Son Funeral Home of Jellico is in charge of all arrangements.

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