Townville - Boyd King, Sr., 82, of Townville, died Monday, February 3, 2014 at the Rainey Hospice House.
Born March 22, 1931 in Townville, he was the son of M.W. and Clyde Sammons King. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War. He was a lifelong Farmer and a retired employee of Haynesworth Mill. Mr. King was a member of Double Springs Baptist Church and the Bobby Oakley Sunday School Class.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Tullie Getsinger King of the home; two daughters, Penevle Bowen of Anderson, Susan Hunnicutt and husband, Wesley of Fair Play; one son, Boyd King, Jr. and wife, Melissa of Townville; eight grandchildren, Kimberly Newman, Laurie Jacobs, David Bowen, Brian Hunnicutt, Corey Hunnicutt, Trevor Hunnicutt, Hannah King and Ashley King; 15 great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; two sisters, Margie Rice and husband, Buddy of Townville and Barbara King Webb of Anderson; and one brother, Clyde L. King of Hartwell, GA.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by seven brothers, Edward, Charles, Parchel, Horace, James, Milton and E.V. King, and one sister, Mamie Ruth Chastain.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Double Springs Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Kyle Caudell, Dr. David Blizzard and Rev. J. Floyd Stansell. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military honors. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at Sullivan-King Mortuary. The family is at the home of Boyd King, Jr., 320 Tribble Road, Townville, SC.
Flowers are optional; memorials may be made to the Double Springs Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 535 Double Springs Road, Townville, SC 29689.