William Barnwell King

Born: Wed., Nov. 19, 1947
Died: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Thu., Dec. 06, 2018
Location: Hart Funeral Home Chapel

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Mr. William “Buddy” Barnwell King, age 71, of Blackshear, died Saturday night (12/1/18) at the Hospice Satilla Hospice House following an extended illness.

Born November 19, 1947 in Offerman, Georgia, he was a son of the late William Hampton and Alma Crosby King. He was a veteran, having served in the US 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 of Blackshear; three daughters, Tonya Williams (husband David) of Brantley County, Karen King and Paula McCauley (husband Lindsey), all of Blackshear; nine grandchildren, Brittany Williams of 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; 4 great-grandchildren, Conner and Caylee Denton, both of Phenix City, AL, Caydon Fulton and Rayla Crawford, both of Blackshear; 2 sisters, Martha Raulerson and Laverne Sims, both of Blackshear; 2 nephews, Jimmy Raulerson (wife Pretzel) of Newport, VA and Keith Sims of Blackshear; a special sister-in-law, Carolyn Smith of Blackshear; his cat and beloved companion, Sable King; and several other relatives.

A memorial service will take place Thursday afternoon (12/6/18) at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Hart Funeral Home. Burial 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.

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Judy Erdmier Breland
   Posted Mon December 03, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss. May God's grace comfort you.

Debbie and Jackie King
   Posted Mon December 03, 2018
Susan and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with ya’ll during this time.

Barney and Brenda Crosby
   Posted Tue December 04, 2018
Susan and family, we are so sorry to hear about Buddy. Our prayers are with you and your family. May God Bless all of you.

Annette Carter Raulerson
   Posted Tue December 04, 2018
Susan and family. So sorry for loss of Buddy. May God bless each of you with His Mercy, Grace and His Love. Sending you prayers, hugs and love.

Ken Hayes
   Posted Wed December 05, 2018
Susan and family we love you and Buddy. May you find strength and comfort in your loss.

Kathy Johnson Harris
   Posted Wed December 05, 2018
Susan, I am so sorry to hear about Buddy. You and the family are in my thoughts and prayers.

   Posted Fri December 07, 2018
Dear Family,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept my condolences. I can only imagine how hard this is for you. We were never created to live and then die; That was not Jehovah's purpose for us (Genesis 1:27, 28) Our loving creator is hurting just the same right now over this horrific loss and already has plans to swallow up death forever(Isaiah 25:8). Please allow this hope through Gods word to help you cope during your time of bereavement.

N. Reynolds
   Posted Thu December 13, 2018
May his family be blessed with the comfort they need now and may they gain strength from their precious memories. The loss of a loved one is a heavy burden to bear, but special memories can help us to cope. May the God of comfort, Jehovah, help you to endure your pain while you hold fast to the words of Jesus Christ at John 5:28, 29...what a marvelous time this will be! We can have our dear loved ones back in our arms at that grand reunion.

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