Charlie J. King
Published 10:39 am Thursday, September 29, 2022
Services for Charlie J. King are 12:00 p.m. Friday, September 30, 2022, at Riverwood Family with visitation from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at noon. Interment will follow at Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery.
Charlie J. King, 89, of Brookhaven passed away at his home with his family by his side on September 28, 2022. He was born on May 24, 1933, to the late George and Velma King.
He was married to the love of his life, the late Lucy Case King, for 70 years. He was the loving father of Cathey (Ricky) Ferguson, Scott (Sharon) King, Chris (Lydia) King and Cindy (Conrad) Mord. He was the proud grandfather of Seth Ferguson, Tye (Soon) Ferguson, Kala (Dalton) Bradley, Brittany (Jeff) Williams, Brooke (Jacob) Morse, Carlie Smith, Lindi (Coby) Smith and Sarah Beth King and great-grandfather of 16. He is also survived by his brother, Buddy Ward. Charlie was preceded in death by his wife, parents and sisters, Mildred Turner, Hilda Mae Hedgepeth, Cloyce Neely and Walene Lambert.
He graduated from Monticello High School, Copiah-Lincoln Junior College and Mississippi College where he also earned his Master’s Degree. He played varsity football at Co-Lin and Mississippi College. Charlie proudly served his nation in the United States Army, Military Police Branch at West Point Military Academy in New York. He taught and coached at Wesson High School and taught at Co-Lin Junior College, after which he began his banking career at the Bank of Wesson, Trustmark National Bank at Wesson, then Tylertown and finally Bank of Brookhaven. He enjoyed and loved his banking profession for over 50 years. He was a graduate of both Ole Miss and LSU Schools of Banking. Charlie was a long-time member of the Copiah County School Board, Wesson and Brookhaven Lions Club and Tylertown Rotary Club. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, quail hunting and woodworking. He and Lucy enjoyed supporting all the activities of their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was an active member of Macedonia Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon and long-time Sunday School teacher. The family would like to thank his wonderful caregivers: Catherine Ainsworth, Phyllis Francis, Lisa Brown and a special thank you to Connie Cade who had been with Lucy and Charlie for over 3 years. There are not enough words to express our appreciation for the love and care they gave our parents. Also thank you to Deaconess Hospice and especially Jaci King and Heidi Cain. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Macedonia Baptist Church in Brookhaven or Tylertown Baptist Church Elevator Fund.
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