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Willie Wayne King Sr.

SoVaNow.com / January 31, 2013
Willie Wayne King Sr. of 1113 Paradise Road, Alton passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 at his home.

Born in Huddleston on Jan. 9, 1948, he was 65 at the time of his death. He was the son of the late Claude William King and Grace Lillian Crum King and was married to Joyce M. King who survives. He was a member of the Cluster Springs Ruritan Club and was a volunteer with the American Red Cross.

In addition to his wife of the home, he is survived by three sons, Willie Wayne “Little Wayne” King Jr. and fiancé Debbie of Covington, La., Christopher Scott King and wife Natalie of Parker, Texas and Brian Lee Coon and fiancé Christi Hudson of South Boston, five grandchildren, Jeremy Wayne King of Alton, Drew King of Parker, Gabriella King of Parker, Collette King of Parker, and Haley King of Parker, two step sisters, Virginia Fox of Gretna and Loretta Haskins of Gretna. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, his step-mother, Mary Vaughnie King, his brother, James William King and a sister, Rachel Lillian Greenway.

A funeral will be held on Friday, Feb. 1 at 2 p.m. at Powell Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Davis conducting the service. Burial will follow in Halifax Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends at Powell Funeral Home on Thursday evening from 7–9 p.m. and at other times at his home.

Anyone wishing to give memorials should consider Halifax Regional Hospice, 2204 Wilborn Avenue, South Boston, VA 24592.

Online condolences may be made atwwwpowellfunerals.com.

Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home.

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