William Barnwell “Buddy” King, 71, of Blackshear, died Saturday night, December 1, 2018, at the Hospice Satilla Hospice House in Waycross, following an extended illness.
Born November 19, 1947 in Offerman, he was a son of the late William Hampton and Alma Crosby King. He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army, being stationed in Thailand during the Vietnam War. He returned to Pierce County where he was employed as a machinist for CSX Transportation, retiring in 1997.
He will be remembered as a simple man of few words, only speaking what he felt needed to be said. He was also an avid reader and historian and was of the Baptist faith.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his two brothers-in-law, James Raulerson and Tommy Sims.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Susan Smith King, Blackshear; three daughters, Tonya Williams (husband David), Brantley County and Karen King and Paula McCauley (husband Lindsey), all of Blackshear; nine grandchildren, Brittany Williams, Phenix City, AL, Gaven Williams, Levi Williams and Curtis King, all of Brantley County, Maven Fulton, Sarah Fulton, Hannah McCauley, Kimberlyn McCauley and Shelby Lee, all of Blackshear; four great-grandchildren, Conner and Caylee Denton, both of Phenix City, AL and Caydon Fulton and Rayla Crawford, both of Blackshear; two sisters, Martha Raulerson and Laverne Sims, both of Blackshear; two nephews, Jimmy Raulerson (wife Pretzel), Newport, VA and Keith Sims, Blackshear; a special sister-in-law, Carolyn Smith, Blackshear; his cat and beloved companion, Sable King and several other relatives.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, from the chapel of Hart Funeral Home.
Interment will follow in the New Home Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing online at www.hartfh.com.
Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.