Coach Bill King
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 1:00 PM
Bill King, of Madison, died Aug. 7, 2014 at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at Broadmoor Baptist Church. A graveside service was held at Evergreen Baptist Church Cemetery in Louisville. Coach King was born on Feb. 17, 1932, in Weir; the son of the late Harvey and Minnie King. A graduate of Central High School, Coach King served during the Korean War in the U.S. Army. He graduated from Mississippi College, earning both his Bachelor and Master's Degrees. Coach King began his career at McComb High School. He then began a 30 year association with the Jackson Public Schools coaching track, basketball and football. Upon retirement, he accepted a position at Jackson Academy. Coach King was a seasonal Natchez Trace Park Ranger for 30 years and retired from the US Army Reserve. He was a faithful member of Broadmoor Baptist Church. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Cecil King; sisters, Maxine Lyles, Betty Preston and Nell Bledsoe. Survivors include: his wife of 50 years, Jean Sanders King of Madison; daughter, Rebecca Phelps (Michael) of Brandon; son, Stephen King (Emily) of Ridgeland; and 6 grandchildren; sister, Elizabeth Roberts("JR") of Raymond; sister, Cora Chaffin of Clinton; brother, Jimmy King(Diana) of Brandon and numerous nieces and nephews.