Dr. John “Johnny” James King

Published 9:44 am Monday, January 4, 2021

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Dr. John “Johnny” James King age 89, of Rochelle, Georgia died Thursday, December 31, 2020 at his residence.

Johnny was the son of the late William Allen King and Myrtle Inez Cook. He was preceded in death by a Brother – Bennie King, Sisters – Ruth Herring, Willene Bethea and a Grandson Shane King.  Dr. King received his PHD from the University of Georgia.  During his teaching career he taught and coached in Crisp County, Cochran City Schools, Dooly County, Dublin City School and the Wilcox County Board of Education before retirement.  He was a member of the Rochelle First Baptist Church, American Legion #71, Rochelle Masonic Lodge #190, Rochelle Lions Club and the G.A.E.L.  He was a Veteran of the United States Air Force serving in the Korean War.

Graveside services were held at 3:00 P.M. Sunday, January 3, 2021 in the Morningside Cemetery in Rochelle, Georgia. The Rev. Richard Compton officiated.

Survivors include his wife – Nancy King of Rochelle; His Children – Scotty (Karen) King of Rochelle, Dianne Owens (Mark Reeves) of Owensboro, Kay (Andy) Logue of Abbeville, Penny (David) Byrd of Leesburg.    12 Grandchildren, 24 Great-Grandchildren; Brother – Wilton (June) King of Rochelle, Sister – Sammie (Donald) McLemore of Rochelle.

Memorial donations may be made to the Rochelle First Baptist Church.

Please express your condolences online at lowesfuneralhome.net

Lowes Funeral Home of McRae-Helena was in charge of arrangements.