Ronald "Tootsie" King

Funeral services for Ronald "Tootsie" King of Vaiden were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 27, 2018, in the Oliver Funeral Home Chapel, with burial following in the Michie Cemetery near Vaiden.  Rev. Doug Warren officiated the services.  Visitation was Friday, from 9 a.m. until service time, at the funeral home.  Pallbearers were Daniel King, Walter Earl King, Scott Gibson, Mark Threet, Kenny King, and Bryan King.

Mr. King, 85, died at his residence on Wednesday, April 25.  He was born in Vaiden on July 21, 1932, to Ronald and Rachael Alice Carter King.  He worked as an electrical instructor at Holmes Community College and was a veteran of the U. S. Army.  He was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church near Vaiden.  Mr. King was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Mary Luther; and his brother, Curtis King.

Mr. King is survived by his wife, Bonnie Gordon King of Vaiden; two sons, Don King (Ann) of Pearl and Ricky King (Norene) of Mendenhall; two stepsons, Garry Gordon of Winona and Jerry Gordon (Brenda) of Winona; two sisters, Ernestine Holt of Pearl and Ann Blaylock of Terry; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Michie Cemetery, c/o Brenda King, 9240 CR 31, Vaiden, MS  39176.

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