James Gilbert King
April 8, 1930 -
July 5, 2012

Visitation

July 8, 2012
11am - 2 pm

Service 

July 8, 2012
2 PM

Interment

Obituary

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.

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16 Comments

  1. Tim and Laura Rigdon

    We were so sad to read about Mr. King’s death.
    We have so many fond memories of the Please U Barber Shop, especially when telemarketers called the shop. Mr. King was so funny!! Just wanted your family to know we were thinking of you.

    Reply
  2. Janice Moore Gregory

    Dwight, Wyanne and family: I am sorry to hear about Mr. Gil’s passing. He was a nice man. I remember him at the barber shop when Dad use to go there. God bless, Janice and Brent Gregory

    Reply
  3. Debbie Bradley

    Dwight, Wyanne and family. I am sorry to hear about your dad. You are in my prayers now and all the days ahead. Cherish the memories and know he is in God’s care.

    Reply
  4. Dennie and Betty Jo Massey

    DWIGHT AND FAMILY MAY GODS BLESSINGS BE WITH YOU IN LOSS OF YOUR LOVE ONE YOU WILL BE IN OUR PRAYERS

    Reply
  5. Floyd and Imogene Cartwright

    Dwight, Wyann, Bonnie, Kristen and all family members we are all so sad over your loss. Our hearts go out to all of you, we know how much he meant to you and all of us. We all loved him deeply and will miss seeing him, he was such a gentleman and friend . We hope memories will help to get you through this sad time and that time will ease your heartbreak. We care deeply for all of you.

    God Bless!!
    Floyd and imogene

    Reply
  6. marcella scott

    Kristen and Rob So sorry to hear of Mr. KIng’s passing. Your in our thoughts and prayers .

    Marcella Scott

    Reply
  7. Cindy Mitchell Mingle

    Our hearts are so sad. We are so thankful for the good times, laughs and friendship of Daddy and Mr. Gil. We are so thankful Tyler got to share in so many of those good times. Tyler loves Mr. Gil. We will pray for your family thru these difficult times. Mr. Gil loved his family so much and was so proud of all of you. He will truly be missed.

    Reply
  8. Jon and Christie (Mitchell) Atkins

    We are so sorry to hear about the passing of “Mr. Gil.” Thoughts and prayers will continue with you.
    With Love,
    Jon, Christie, Douglas and Leslie

    Reply
  9. trish mullins

    So sorry to hear about Mr Gilbert. He was such a kind and sweet man. The world needs mor e like him. He will surely be missed . Our thoughts and prayers are with you . God Bless. Trish and Maridon Mullins

    Reply
  10. Windell and Barbara Heath

    Dwight, Wyanne and Family –

    We are so very sorry for the loss of your loved one. Gil was such a gentleman and he loved the Lord. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers.

    Windell and Barbara Heath

    Reply
  11. Danny and Donna Steelman

    Dwight and Wyanne,
    Sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you now. God bless. Danny & Donna Steelman

    Reply
  12. Judy Rutledge Bailey

    Gentleman James Gilbert King is my much-loved uncle. Always gracious. Lover of God. Lover of Life. Lover of family and friends. He will be sadly missed but very fondly remembered.

    Reply
  13. Tammy Bigham Dean

    So sorry for your loss, but what a wonderful testimony of a life well lived! May God grant you comfort in knowing his faithful servant is home.

    Reply
  14. Linda Holland

    Dwight – Your dad served so many patrons for so many years at the Please U barber shop. He was well-known around the Fayetteville square. I will be thinking about you and your family during this time. May the good memories sustain you.

    Reply
  15. Tim & Dora Barnes

    Dwight, Wyanne, & family,
    Sending our deepest sympathy on the loss of Mr. Gil. Words are so inadequate at a time such as this. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
    Much love,
    Tim & Dora

    Reply
  16. Walter & Liz Sloan

    Dwight & Family,

    So sorry to hear of the death of your Father. He was a wonderful gentleman and will be fondly remembered.

    Walter & Liz

    Reply

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16 Comments

  1. Tim and Laura Rigdon

    We were so sad to read about Mr. King’s death.
    We have so many fond memories of the Please U Barber Shop, especially when telemarketers called the shop. Mr. King was so funny!! Just wanted your family to know we were thinking of you.

    Reply
  2. Janice Moore Gregory

    Dwight, Wyanne and family: I am sorry to hear about Mr. Gil’s passing. He was a nice man. I remember him at the barber shop when Dad use to go there. God bless, Janice and Brent Gregory

    Reply
  3. Debbie Bradley

    Dwight, Wyanne and family. I am sorry to hear about your dad. You are in my prayers now and all the days ahead. Cherish the memories and know he is in God’s care.

    Reply
  4. Dennie and Betty Jo Massey

    DWIGHT AND FAMILY MAY GODS BLESSINGS BE WITH YOU IN LOSS OF YOUR LOVE ONE YOU WILL BE IN OUR PRAYERS

    Reply
  5. Floyd and Imogene Cartwright

    Dwight, Wyann, Bonnie, Kristen and all family members we are all so sad over your loss. Our hearts go out to all of you, we know how much he meant to you and all of us. We all loved him deeply and will miss seeing him, he was such a gentleman and friend . We hope memories will help to get you through this sad time and that time will ease your heartbreak. We care deeply for all of you.

    God Bless!!
    Floyd and imogene

    Reply
  6. marcella scott

    Kristen and Rob So sorry to hear of Mr. KIng’s passing. Your in our thoughts and prayers .

    Marcella Scott

    Reply
  7. Cindy Mitchell Mingle

    Our hearts are so sad. We are so thankful for the good times, laughs and friendship of Daddy and Mr. Gil. We are so thankful Tyler got to share in so many of those good times. Tyler loves Mr. Gil. We will pray for your family thru these difficult times. Mr. Gil loved his family so much and was so proud of all of you. He will truly be missed.

    Reply
  8. Jon and Christie (Mitchell) Atkins

    We are so sorry to hear about the passing of “Mr. Gil.” Thoughts and prayers will continue with you.
    With Love,
    Jon, Christie, Douglas and Leslie

    Reply
  9. trish mullins

    So sorry to hear about Mr Gilbert. He was such a kind and sweet man. The world needs mor e like him. He will surely be missed . Our thoughts and prayers are with you . God Bless. Trish and Maridon Mullins

    Reply
  10. Windell and Barbara Heath

    Dwight, Wyanne and Family –

    We are so very sorry for the loss of your loved one. Gil was such a gentleman and he loved the Lord. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers.

    Windell and Barbara Heath

    Reply
  11. Danny and Donna Steelman

    Dwight and Wyanne,
    Sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you now. God bless. Danny & Donna Steelman

    Reply
  12. Judy Rutledge Bailey

    Gentleman James Gilbert King is my much-loved uncle. Always gracious. Lover of God. Lover of Life. Lover of family and friends. He will be sadly missed but very fondly remembered.

    Reply
  13. Tammy Bigham Dean

    So sorry for your loss, but what a wonderful testimony of a life well lived! May God grant you comfort in knowing his faithful servant is home.

    Reply
  14. Linda Holland

    Dwight – Your dad served so many patrons for so many years at the Please U barber shop. He was well-known around the Fayetteville square. I will be thinking about you and your family during this time. May the good memories sustain you.

    Reply
  15. Tim & Dora Barnes

    Dwight, Wyanne, & family,
    Sending our deepest sympathy on the loss of Mr. Gil. Words are so inadequate at a time such as this. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
    Much love,
    Tim & Dora

    Reply
  16. Walter & Liz Sloan

    Dwight & Family,

    So sorry to hear of the death of your Father. He was a wonderful gentleman and will be fondly remembered.

    Walter & Liz

    Reply

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