Breckenridge Texan

Chandos ‘Chan’ King

Chandos ‘Chan’ King
June 01
00:32 2021

Chan King, 91, of Breckenridge, passed on from this life on Saturday, May 29, 2021. His funeral service will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 3, 2021, at the First Christian Church in Breckenridge, with Sonny McCauley officiating. The church will be hosting a reception for friends and family immediately following the service. His interment at the Breckenridge Cemetery, under the direction of Melton-Kitchens Funeral Home, will be a private, family-only event.

Chandos King was born in Breckenridge on June 15, 1929, and graduated from Breckenridge High School in 1947. He attended TCU for two years before marrying Norma Jean Collins in 1950. Chan and his father, CG, ran King Appliance in Breckenridge from 1950 until he sold the business in 2007. He was a lifelong member of the First Christian Church in Breckenridge, served as a deacon and elder for many years. Chan was an avid Buckaroo booster and private pilot.

His favorite place on earth was the lake house at Possum Kingdom. He always looked forward to his trips to the lake and to the visits he had with friends and family. He was known by many as “Mr. Kingdom.”

Chan is survived by his son, Kevin King, and wife Mary of Breckenridge; daughter, Karen Rasmussen and husband Rod of Ouray, Colorado; sister, Shirley Lockett of Richardson; and six grandchildren: Tony Sperl and wife Liz of Covington, Lousiana; Tim Sperl and wife Jennifer of Lindale; Ella Duran and husband Michael of Fort Worth; Jake King and wife Sara of Dallas; Joe King of Austin; and Madi King of Austin. He is also survived by five great-grandchildren: Christian and Casen Sperl, Lily and Annie Sperl, and Charlotte Duran. Chan was preceded in death by his parents, CG and Ava King, and his wife, Norma Jean King.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Chan’s name can be made to the First Christian Church of Breckenridge and can be left at the Melton-Kitchens Funeral Home office. Condolences may be made online at

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