Mr. King died on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at Cornerstone Health and Rehab in Corinth. He was born in Damon, TN on December 25, 1925 to the late Hubbard and Alma Hardin King. He served his country honorably in the United States Army. He was a decorated WWII veteran, receiving two Silver Stars and one Bronze Star, and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. On Christmas Eve of 1944, he arrived on the front lines of the war and fought there for six months without any relief.
As the war drew to a close, he was approached by one of the Commanding Generals and asked about the location of his company. He explained to him how he was a part of a 200 man battalion but as the battle and the war progressed, only 8 of them were still alive. After returning home, he was employed and retired from Long Wholesale after 41 years of service. He enjoyed fishing, eating, and gardening, loved spending time with his family and could carry on a conversation with anyone.
Along with his parents, Mr. King was preceded in death by the mother of his children, Beatrice Thomas King and one brother, Kit King.
He is survived by one son, James A. "Al" King Jr. of Corinth; three daughters, Jamie King of Corinth, Becky Powell and husband Mike, and Dianna Naylor and husband Ricky all of Mobile, AL; one brother, Edmond King and wife Lucille of Corinth; one sister, Irene Counce of Humbolt, TN; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and a host of friends.