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Obituary: John W. King


John W. King, 55, of Jennings, passed away Friday, August 1, 2014 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 Sate of Florida as a Lieutenant with Department of Corrections. He was currently employed with Outsource Logistics of Valdosta, Ga. John loved to fish and hunt, spending time in the outdoors. 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; 3 grandsons Brinson, Braydon, and Baker Rye all of Madison; several cousins and a loving extended family also survive him. 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 at 2:00 pm on Monday, August 4, 2014 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. All arrangements are under the care of Joe P. Burns Funeral Home.

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