Sorry for the late reply, apparently I did not have it set up to alert me when someone replied to this message. I was looking into getting his death cert., but it states that they would only release it to his next of kin, which would be my father I presume...I guess I could give it a try and see what happens!
I found that information as well, but I was just a little hesitant on adding it because "James King" is a relatively common name. However, I think it probably is correct, but I'm always looking for a little more evidence :) . thank you very much for your advice and your help!!