We are sad to report that Troy William “Billy” King passed away this morning, (04.14.2019) he was 70 years old.
Recently, I got a message from his son Troy Jr. He stated, we surfed in mid November, just a week before they found a mass in his lung on a routine physical, and now he is fighting lung cancer. It sucks man. He is fighting hard and I just wanted to tell you guys – so if you see any of your Bros at the Jetties you can tell them to send some good vibes his way. He needs it. All he wants is to surf again and I hope it will happen. He would love nothing more than to be out in the water with the Jetty Crew.
From one Surfer to Another – by Eddie Pitts
Almost every-time I went to the North Jetty, I’d see a guy sitting way out on the Rock Bowl catching the best set waves – dropping in, carving a cutback, walking the nose, hanging 5 or 10. I was watching Troy “Billy” King, a Surfer and Jetty Rat of 50 + years. One of the best for sure. I’ll miss seeing him, he had a positive attitude, was always smiling, and we always spoke. My thoughts and prayers are with the King Family.
By Lindsey Swift
The North Jetties and all the Surfers have lost a Brother. Billy Troy King has passed away. He is no longer in pain. Please except my deepest condolence to Beverly, Troy, Alva and the King Family. Billy will live on in our minds of all who knew him. I will let all his Jetty Brothers know the date for services for Billy and We will be setting up a date for a Paddle Out Day for Billy at the North Jetties. We will miss our Jetty Brother.