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PAUL W. KING

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KING, PAUL W., 93
Mr. Paul W. King, of Williston passed away Friday, 04/13/2018 at E.T. York Care Center in Gainesville. He was 93.
Born in Buena Vista, Tennessee, he came to Williston 47 years ago from Blountstown, Florida and was formerly from Jackson, Tennessee. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Williston and was an ordained deacon at age 27 in Ripley, Tennessee. He proudly served his county in the U.S. Army Medical Corps. in WWII. He was a 60 year member of the Williston Masonic Lodge. He was a professional educator from 1950 until his retirement in 1984. He worked in the Florida Public School System, the Department of Corrections, and the College of Central Florida. His hobbies were woodworking, gardening, yard sales, camping, but his top priority was his family and friends. He was the oldest living member of the Williston FFA Alumni.
He was predeceased by his wife, Lucille in 2015.
Survivors are one son, Steve King and wife Barbara, two daughters, Camille Thompson and husband Dean and Emily King and husband Jerry, two grandchildren, Stephanie Holder and husband Michael, and Launz Thompson.
Graveside funeral services will be held Monday, April 16, at 4:00 p.m., at Orange Hill Cemetery, with Brother Mario Martinez officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be given to the Florida Baptist Children's Home. Knauff Funeral Home - Williston in charge of arrangements.

Published in Gainesville Sun from Apr. 15 to Apr. 16, 2018
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