Funeral service for Mr. James Gilbert King, age 82 of Fayetteville, will be conducted Sunday at 2 pm at Higgins Funeral Home with Dr. Mike George officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery beside his wife Mrs. Joan King. Mr. King passed away Thursday afternoon at Lincoln Medical Center.
A native of Lincoln County, born in Elora, he was the son of the late Albert and Edna Brown King. Mr. King graduated from Chattanooga High School and went on to the Nashville Barber School from which he graduated in 1955. He was the former owner of Please U Barber shop for 55 years before retiring in 2007. Mr. King served on the Elk Cotton Mill Reunion Committee and was very proud of being raised in Cotton Mill Village. He was a member of the Washington Street Church of Christ where he was a former deacon.
Survivors include his son Dwight King and wife Wyanne of Fayetteville, grandchildren Bonnie King, Kristin Carter and husband Rob of Fayetteville, great-grandchildren Bruce Allen Carter, Sophie Louise Carter and soon-to-be Hannah Ellison Caldwell, sister Jewel Talley, brother Gene Buck King and wife Paula, brother Joe King, sister Louise Stitt and husband Les, brother Jim King and wife Carolyn, several nieces and nephews and special friends Margaret Syler, Carol Ann Pigg, Jan and Jim Zielinski, and Howard and Sue Gaines.
Visitation with the family will be Sunday from 11 am-2 pm at Higgins Funeral Home.