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William "Pete" Turner King

William Turner "Pete" King, Sr., 89, resident of 720 Old Vienna Rd. husband of Oveline Stewart King passed away peacefully Thursday March 18, 2010 at The Hospice House in Greenwood, SC with his loving family by his side.

Born in Abbeville Co. SC he was the son of the late Albert Henry King and Maggie Turner King.

Mr. Pete was a United States World War II Army veteran. Upon completion of his military service he retired from the National Guard and Civil service with 34 and a half years service. He was an active member of Abbeville First Baptist Church where he was a former deacon, Sunday school teacher and also served on various other committees in the church. Mr. Pete as he was affectionately known by his many friends and loving family will be truly missed by the many people whom he touched.

Survivors include his beloved wife Oveline Stewart King of the home; 1 daughter Susie K. New and her husband Sanford of Abbeville, SC; 3 step-sons Wayne Gary and his wife Cyndi of Troy, SC, Ronnie Gary and his wife Beverly of Greenwood, SC and Tommy Gary and his wife Jo Ann of Ware Shoals, SC; daughter-in-law Wanda G. King of Abbeville, SC; 3 sisters Margaret K. Sorrow of Abbeville, SC, Threasa King of Charlotte, NC and Mary Jo Schmidt of Greenville, SC; 1 brother Rayford King of Kingston, TN; 12 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother Albert Henry King, Jr. and a son Rudy King.

He was twice married first to the late Margaret Norris King.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday March 20, 2010 at 11:00 AM at Abbeville First Baptist Church with the Rev.'s Kile Antone and Reiny Koschel officiating. The burial will follow in Long Cane Cemetery with full military honors.

Mr. Pete is at The Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 PM Friday evening. The family is at the home 720 Old Vienna Rd. Abbeville, SC.

Memorials in memory of Mr. King may be made to Abbeville First Baptist Church, Building Fund, P O Box 825 Abbeville, SC 29620.

Active pallbearers will Ellis New, Al New, Doug King, Chris King, Richard Stone and Chad Stone.

Honorary pallbearers will be Men's Sunday School Class, Deacon's of the church, Mr. John McMahan, Dr. Heidi Rodillo and home health nurse Carol Jackson.


Chandler Chapel, Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home
208 South Main Street
Abbeville, SC  29620
Friday, March 19, 2010
6:00-8:00 PM


Abbeville First Baptist Church
307 N Main Street
Abbeville, SC  29620
Saturday, March 20, 2010
11:00 AM


Long Cane Cemetery
Due West Hwy
Abbeville ,  SC  29620

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Please accept our condolences. Your family are in our prayers.

Frank & Betty Page Mar 25 2010 12:00 AM

Dear Family I want to express my sincere sympathy for the loss of your loved one. You can be assured that comfort and hope are found in the pages of the Bible. In the Bible book of Psalm 55:22 you can read "GOD will sustain you". I hope this message brings you a measure of comfort. Sincerely Mrs. Sandi Watkins

Mrs Sandi Watkins Mar 21 2010 12:00 AM

Dear King Mr. King was a fine man with a terrific work ethic. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of the many, many family members of Mr. King.

Jim & Miriam White Mar 20 2010 12:00 AM

You have my heart felt condolence. I am sure Pete was a wonderful, wonderful man. I too lost my father, 89, and a WWII veteran last August. They were a special group of heroes. I lift you up to God as you go through this time of grieving. God's peace, Bitsy McHugh Nathanel Greene DAR

Roberta Erwin McHugh Mar 20 2010 12:00 AM

Dear King Family, Mother and I were sad to hear about Mr. King's passing.You are in our thoughts and prayers.I have fond memories of visiting with Mr. Pete in Dad's Sunday School class. We know that he has gone to be with the Lord. Travis & Major Farmer

Travis & Major Farmer Mar 20 2010 12:00 AM

DEAR KING FAMILY, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all as you face this Giant. Mr King was a fine Christian man. He was always the same no matter where you saw him. He was truly a blessing to everyone that met him.

KATHY & SPEED HALL Mar 20 2010 12:00 AM

Mr Pete will be miseed by many people. Cherish your memories of such a caring man. Be at peace knowing he is with his Lord and Savior. We will continue to pray for all of you. Love, Judy, Kimberly, and David

Judy E Willis Mar 19 2010 12:00 AM

I served under Mr Pete as a mechanic on the full time civil service. Straight out of training. He was a man that could correct you in a way no other could(in a good way and always said he would pray for you) so you never would be angry with him. I truly loved Mr Pete. Now he can see my loved ones who have gone to Heaven. I am praying for all of his family. LOVE, Mike

Mike Culbreth Mar 19 2010 12:00 AM

Uncle Pete was a wonderful man whose faith in God and love of God was unwavering. He loved going to church at First Baptist. When I stopped by to see him Christmas he told me that he missed going to church so much. I know that he was met with open arms by our Savior and told him "Well done". May God comfort our family in our loss. Edgar Norris

Edgar Norris Mar 19 2010 12:00 AM

Pete and I served in the National Guard together. He was a fine man and a good friend. He will be missed. Capt. Fred Alewine SC National Guard, retired

Fred Alewine Mar 19 2010 12:00 AM

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