Rev. Edwin ‘Eddie’ King

Published 6:00 am Monday, March 13, 2006

Services for the Rev. Edwin “Eddie” King, of Summit, are 2 p.m.Tuesday, March 14, at Central Baptist Church in McComb with burialin Felder’s Campground Cemetery. Catchings Funeral Home is incharge of arrangements.

Visitation is today from 5 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, and onTuesday from noon until the time of the service at the church.

The Rev. King, 82, died March 12, 2006, at Southwest MississippiRegional Medical Center. He was born in Poplarville on Dec. 10,1923, to John Perry King and Nora Bullock King.

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He was called into the ministry in 1945 and served as pastor,minister of music and minister of education until his retirement in2003. He was also a retired piano technician. He was a U.S. Armyveteran of World War II, having served in the 82nd Airborne. He wasa member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Summit.

His education included Southwest Mississippi Junior Collegewhere he played football; Southeastern Louisiana University inHammond, where he began his piano tuning career; special work atLouisiana State University and attendance at the New OrleansBaptist Theological Seminary. He was a Boy Scout Master, an avidhunter, fisherman and gardener. His favorite pastime was making andgiving away homemade jellies.

Preceding him in death were his parents; two brothers and fivesisters.

Survivors are his wife of 57 years, Edna Martin King, of Summit;his sons, Tim King, of Summit, and Terry King, of Ocean Springs;his daughters, Edwina Wills, of Hattiesburg, Patricia Bauer, ofBaton Rouge, La., and Mona Whitworth, of Acworth, Ga.; his sister,Katie Holden of Peoria; his 13 grandchildren, fivegreat-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to The International Mission Board for theSouthern Baptist Convention and may be made through your localSouthern Baptist Church. Other memorials may be made to GideonInternational or Mississippi Baptist Children’s Home.