George Williams "Bill" King, age 70, left this earth on Aug. 27, 2013. Bill was born on May 15, 1943, the only child of George William and Mildred Pulliam King of Shelbyville. Bill often joked that he was born because his parents needed a 'third' at Rummy. Bill graduated from Shelby County High School in 1961. He then went on to the University of Kentucky where he graduated with a degree in electrical engineering in 1967. He then attended the Master's program at Ohio State University. He began working at the Naval Ordnance Station in Louisville as a civilian engineer in 1968, and continued there until his retirement in 1995. Bill was a very intelligent man who had many and varied interests throughout his lifetime. He enjoyed music and photography and also time spent with friends and family. He liked working on boats and time on the water. He loved reading, especially science fiction. He was a Ham radio operator (WB4VOC) and a true computer geek. In fact, he owned and assembled one of the very earliest forms of personal computers. Many years later he kept 2 computers running 24 hours a day in cooperation with SETI (The Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence), and is now continuing his search for intelligent life elsewhere. After Bill retired, he remained active in the Naval Ordnance Station Retirees Group, and particularly enjoyed the Wednesday morning poker games and the lunches. He had several lifelong friends from his many years at the Naval Ordnance Station. He will be greatly missed by his 'cuz's,' Everett Culler and Deanna Estes-Culler, and by his many friends and family, including Lois Blair, Lois Ann Estes, Jennie Estes, Jane Orthober and their families. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Shannon Funeral Home. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Grove Hill Cemetery. We would very much like to thank his friends at Christopher East Nursing Home, and those at DaVita/Dixie Highway, for their excellent care and compassion. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either KET or the WHAS Crusade For Children.
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Shannon Funeral Home
1124 West Main St. Shelbyville, KY 40066
Published in The Sentinel-News from Aug. 27 to Sept. 3, 2013