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William "Rudy" Turner King

William " Rudy" Turner King, Jr., 61, resident of 2869 Cedar Springs Rd.husband of Wanda Giles King passed away Thursday March 27, 2008 at the Hospice House in Greenwood, SC.

Born in Abbeville Co. SC he was a son of William "Pete" Turner King, Sr. and the late Margaret Norris King.

Rudy was a retired conductor with the CSX Railroad with over 40 years of service. He was also a member of Victory Baptist Church. Rudy will be remembered as a devoted husband and and a loving supporter of his entire family.

Survivors include his wife Wanda Giles King of the home; his parents Pete and Ovaline King of Abbeville, SC; 2 sons William Douglas King and Christopher Wade King and his wife Julie all of Greenwood, SC; 2 step-sons Richard C. Stone, Jr. and his wife Alison of Abbeville, SC and Chad E. Stone and his wife Angie of Abbeville, SC; 1 sister Susie K. New and her husband Sanford of Abbeville, SC; 3 step-brothers Wayne, Ronnie and Tommy Gary all of Abbeville, SC.; 9 grandchildren.

Active pallbearers will be Al New, Ellis New, George Norris, Tim Norris, Billy Norris and Charlie Norris.
Honorary pallbearers will be Charles McGee, Reggie Griffin, Ronnie Culbreth, Lonnie "Popsicle" Freeman, Billy Morrison, Rev. Wayne Wiggins and Claud Bond.

Memorials in memory of Rudy may be made to Hospice of the Piedmont 408 W. Alexander Ave. Greenwood, SC 29646.


Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home
208 South Main Street
Abbeville, SC  29620
Sunday, March 30, 2008
2:00-4:00 PM


Chandler Chapel, Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home
208 South Main Street
Abbeville, SC  29620
Sunday, March 30, 2008
4:00 PM


Long Cane Cemetery
Due West Hwy
Abbeville ,  SC  29620

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HARBY GUY WILLIAMS Apr 4 2008 12:00 AM

Dear Wanda and family, We were so very sorry to hear of Rudy's passing. He was such a nice and caring man. May your memories and your faith bring you comfort in this time of sorrow. The world lost a good man but heaven got another wonderful angel. All of our love and prayers, Amy and Ed

Ed &Amy Andrews Mar 30 2008 12:00 AM

Wanda, Uncle Pete, Susie, I'm sorry I could not be with you to share in your loss. I was out of town on business and could not return in time. My heart, thoughts and prayers were and are with each of you. I always considered Rudy as my brother and dearly loved him with all my heart. We shared so many good times when growing up together. I will always cherish those moments. I'm so thankful I got to visit with him just 3 weeks ago. It is a comfort to know that he is in a better place where there is no sickness or suffering. May God Bless Each of You. Andy

Andy Norris Mar 30 2008 12:00 AM

so sorry to hear about rudy.we worked together at max. yd., we always enjoyed talking about hunting and fishing. so sorry for the families loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you. sincerely,ernie sumner

ernie sumner Mar 30 2008 12:00 AM

Wanda & Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow.

Johnny A Grant, Sr Mar 30 2008 12:00 AM

Wanda, As I get ready to go to church this morning, I can't help but think of Rudy and how he was in church faithfully every Sunday morning. But I also can't help but think of this, too: he and Daddy are having their own special service this Sunday morning: THEY ARE WORSHIPPING AT THE FEET OF JESUS TODAY AND EVERY DAY!!! We can take such comfort in that. Our family loves you and will be praying for you.

LeeAnne Noblin May Mar 30 2008 12:00 AM

We were sadden to hear of the passing of Rudy. I worked for Mr. King in the Guards and keep Rudy through him. Family our Prayers will be with you during this time of sorrow in your life. There is a poem that I received when my Daddy passed away in December 1999 that I would like for you to have. The name of the poem is "My First Christmas In Heaven" I see the countless Christmas Trees around the world below with tiny lights, like heaven's stars, reflecting on the snow. The sight is so spectacular; please wipe away that tear, for I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year. I hear the many songs that people hold so dear, but the sounds of music can't compare with the Christmas choir up here. I have no words to tell you, the joy their voices bring. For it's far beyond description to hear the angels sing. I know how much you miss me, I see the pain inside your heart but I am not so far away, we really aren't apart. So be happy for me dear ones. You know I hold you dear, and be happy I am having Christmas with Jesus Christ this year. I send you each a special gift from my heavenly home above I send you each a memory of my undying love. After all "Love" is the gift, more precious than pure gold. It was always most important in the stories Jesus told. Please love and keep each other, as my Father said to do, for I can't count the blessings or love He has for you. So have a Merry Christmas and wipe away the tear, Remember, I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year. Text by Delores Elam I know it is not Christmas, but it will be here soon. May God Bless and keep each of you in His care always.

Tony & Jane McAlister Mar 29 2008 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with you Wanda and your family during this difficult time. Rudy's smile and humor will be missed.

Ann Jefferies Davis Mar 29 2008 12:00 AM

Wanda and family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Debbie (Erwin)Silk and Scott Silk

Debbie (Erwin) Silk Mar 29 2008 12:00 AM

Wanda and Family, My deepest condolences for your loss. I know from experience that God, your family, and friends will give you comfort and peace.

Sybil (Woodall) Mullikin Mar 29 2008 12:00 AM

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