The funeral service will be conducted 2:00 P.M., Saturday, August 15, 2015 at Quebec Baptist Church, 3931 Georgia Highway 26 West, Ellaville, Georgia. The Reverend Clinton Aldridge, pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow in the Hopewell Cemetery, Hopewell Road, Ellaville, Georgia.
Ben King, Sr. was born June 13, 1963 in Ellaville, Schley County, Georgia to the late James “Flat” King and Katherine Minter King. He was educated in the public school system of Ellaville, Schley County, Georgia. He was a 1982 graduate of Tri-County High School. He acquired his Christian training at Quebec Baptist Church.
During his early childhood, he joined the band of Christian believers at Quebec Baptist Church. After his completion of high school, Ben was employed with Tyson Food, Inc of Vienna, Georgia for several years and then at River West Farms as a foreman for 16 years. Later in life, he was employed with Blue Bird of Fort Valley, Georgia.
On June 8, 2002, Ben was joined in holy matrimony to the former Mary Martin. Ben was blessed to be the father of six children.
Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Mary Martin King, Vienna, Georgia; children, Eric T. Martin, Vienna, Georgia, Cory Martin, Cordele, Georgia, Eric L. Martin, Vienna, Georgia, Ben King, Jr., Vienna, Georgia, Tiesha King Haynes (Winston), Vienna, Georgia and Jessica McLendon, Montezuma, Georgia; 12 grandchildren; siblings, David King, Ellaville, Georgia, Ronnie King (Vivian), Vienna, Georgia, Tony King, Jacksonville, Florida, Linda King, Viola King, Lisa King, Diane King, all of Americus, Georgia, and Gail King, Atlanta, Georgia; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Joseph Martin (Emma), Vienna, Georgia, Willie James Davis (Fran), Saint Petersburg, Florida, and Betty Davis, Lilly, Georgia; uncles and aunts, Albert Minter, Michael Minter, both of Atlanta, Georgia, Kate Solomon, Brooklyn, New York and Myrtice McClendon, Brooklyn, New York; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.