The Washington Death Index: Jerry L. King, born about 1931, died 24 Nov 1976 in Bremerton, residence was in Bremerton.His age was 45.
The Social Security Death Index: Jerry King, brn 16 May 1931, died Nov 1976.His SSN 493-32-0055 was issued in Missouri before 1951.No further information.The SSDI is based on the Social Security Administrations "Master Death File" and contains listings of persons having a SSN whose death was reported to the SSA.
I found no family trees containing this person.
The Kitsap County Superior Court identified a case involving him: King, Jerry Lee Deceased, #79-4-0185-5, initiated 6/1/1979.This is likely to be a probate case where his estate was settled.It would have information as to any dependents or family; or to whom his estate was transfered.The Superior Court Clerks are required by law to maintain records of court cases.You can contact them to obtain a copy: http://www.kitsapgov.com/clerk/http://www.kitsapgov.com/clerk/ If needed, there is a volunteer that can research the probate record on the Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness: http://www.raogk.org/washingt2.htmhttp://www.raogk.org/washingt2.htmREAD the guidelines FIRST.One also does obits.
As far as the obit.The publishing of an obituary would depend on some factors:Did he live in the area long enough to have a circle of friends that would have known him if he was found in the obit?Was there a family member/friend in the area that would have paid for the publishing?His age, 45, "indicates" a sudden death, or death from an illness, again his health issues and length of time living in the area, and relatives would identify if you can find an obit.If you can not, I'd suggest obtaining the probate data.