Obituary: John W. King

John W. King, 55, of Jennings, passed away Friday, August 1, at Haven Hospice of Lake City, following an extended illness. John was born August 5, 1958 in Chatahootchee, Fl., to John and Eva (Lewis) King.

Mr. King was of the Baptist Faith and attended Corinth Baptist Church when he was able.  He retired from the State of Florida as a Lieutenant with the Department of Corrections.   He was employed with Outsource Logistics of Valdosta. John loved to fish, hunt, spend time in the outdoors and he cherished the time spent with his grandsons and family.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Shirley King, of Jennings; daughter, Charlene “Charlie” Rye, of Madison; three grandsons: Brinson, Braydon and Baker Rye, all of Madison; several cousins and a loving extended family.

Mr. King was preceded in death by his parents, John Lee and Eva Dell King; his son Justin King; a brother, Lee King; and special Aunt Lou Dropriski.

Graveside services will be held Monday, August 4, at 2 p.m., at Evergreen Cemetery in Greenville with Dr. Henry B. Cannington officiating.  Memorial contributions can be made to the Pearlman Cancer Center of Valdosta, 2501 N. Patterson St., Valdosta, Ga. 31602. All arrangements are under the care of Joe P. Burns Funeral Home.

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