Obit: George King

Obit: George King

January 31st, 2013 in Obituaries
Location: Hamilton county

George Ricks King, 81, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at an area health care facility.He was born in Leighton, Ala., on May 5, 1931 to the late Freddie Shaw and late Ella Ricks.He was educated at Howard High School in Chattanooga. He confessed Jesus Christ and attended Westside Baptist Church in Chattanooga, where he served on the Usher Board. George enjoyed driving the Church Bus and he really enjoyed traveling with his grandson, Edward Rowell.He worked for DuPont, where he retired after 33 years.He leaves to cherish his memory his children; daughter, Serepta S. Rowell; his sons, Arlyce D. (Rosyln) King and George M. (Francine) King and George King Jr.; grandchildren, Edward (Nicole) Rowell, Melvin King, Arlyce King Jr., Arnesha Davis, Rocshelia King and Shelia Depp; host of great-grandchildren and the mother of his children, Thelma Tancredi; beloved sisters, Imogene Singleton and Linda Shaw; uncle, Percy (Penny) Ricks; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at Westside Baptist Church.Interment in Greenwood Cemetery.The body will lie in state after noon today at John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.