George Raymond King

A Gathering of Friends and Family will be held from 2:00-6:00 PM Saturday, November 13, 2021 at Walkon's Restaurant for Mr. George Raymond "Ray" King, 95, of Hattiesburg, MS.

He died Tuesday, November 9, 2021.

Mr. King was the oldest living member of First Presbyterian Church. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran of World War II. He received an Engineering Degree from Southern Illinois University and was employed by Highway Express Company, Taylor and Gene's Machinery in Jackson, MS, and Hattiesburg Diesel Company. He was a Mason and member of American Legion Post in Hattiesburg. He was a dedicated U.S.M. sports fan, member of Harwood Club, and Dugout Club. He was an avid fisherman: "Ray" The Speck" King-and trout feared him.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bernice King; one son, Steven Joe King; parents, Clara and Bob King, and one sister, Doris Nichols.

He is survived by two daughters, Reane Estes of Edinburgh, IN and Laura Lee (Joe) of Fairhope, AL; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.