William King

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, March 10, 2009

William Dempsey King, 99, of Suffolk, Va., passed away on March 9, 2009. A native of Barbourville, Ky., he was the son of the late, Henry Frank King and Margaret Kellems King. He was also predeceased by his beloved wife of 57 years, Elsie Marie Featherstone King. He retired as a Locksmith for National City Bank in Louisville, KY. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II and worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps from 1933 to 1935. Bill was a former member of Beechmont Baptist Church in Louisville where he served as a member of the Board of Deacons and a past Sunday School Superintendent. He was a current member of Liberty Spring Christian Church and the Men’s Bible Class.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Linda K. and John Greene of Suffolk; his grandchildren, Mark Schneier of Virginia Beach, Jim and Angi King of Wilmington, N.C., and Michael “Jr” Schneier and Cheryl of Suffolk; four great grandsons; a sister, Jeanette K. Queen of Paducah, Ky., and faithful feline companion, Jasper.
A funeral service will be held Sunday, March 15, 2009 at 2 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Clinton, Ky., with Rev. Frank Queen officiating. Burial will follow at Springhill Cemetery. Friends may join the family on Wednesday from 7 to 8 p.m. for visitation at Parr Funeral Home and Crematory, 3515 Robs Drive, Suffolk. Memorial donations may be sent to: Sentara Hospice, 154 Burnett’s Way, Suite 102, Suffolk, VA 23434. Condolences may be registered online at www.parrfuneralhome.com

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