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Ralph King

Ralph Holt King, 69, passed from this life surrounded by his family at 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at his home in Fulton.
A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date.
In lieu of flowers or gifts, donations can be made to the J.U. Kevil Memorial Foundation Inc., 1900 South 10th St., P.O. Box 345, Mayfield, KY 42066, or to the Autism Society of America, 4340 East-West Highway, Suite 350, Bethesda, MD 20814.
He was born on June 24, 1949, in Union City, son of the late Al Hampton and Martha (Williams) King of Troy. He wed Brenda Kay (Pritchard) King Sept. 19, 1970. She survives.
He retired as director of purchasing from Croft Metals Inc. in McComb, Miss. Prior to moving to McComb, Ralph worked 17 years for the former Kinkead Manufacturing in Union City.
He enjoyed his retirement years keeping up with local and national politics, gardening, antique tractors and caring for his family and friends.
He is survived by two sons and one daughter-in-law, of whom he was very proud, Jay Dustin (Dusty) and Jennifer (Twyman) King of Huntingdon, and Richard Trace King of Fulton. He is also survived by two sisters and brothers-in-law, Martha Bell (King) and Ernie Knight of Nashville and Judy (King) and Steve Cook of Old Hickory; one aunt, Hazel Marie (Williams) Cunningham of Troy; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
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Published 6.28.19