Walter King Jr.

Mr. Walter King Jr., 74, of Bentonia died May 26, 2018 at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson.

Funeral services are Saturday, June 2 at 11 a.m. at Temple Love M.B. Church in Benton with Rev. Larry Bledsoe officiating. Burial will follow at Bull’s Cemetery in Benton.

Mr. King was born Nov. 24, 1943 to Walter King Sr. and Arcain Washington King. He was a retired transportation director for the Yazoo City and Yazoo County school districts, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy and the Army Reserves. He was a member of Cedar Grove M.B. Church.

Survivors include his wife, Lorene Knight King; children, Donna Hearns (Eddie), Edwin B. King, Norvel B. King (Tracy), Jeffrey Anderson (Cortney), Joshua Anderson and Sergio Thomas (Kisha); 15 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; seven sisters, Mildred Littleton, Hattie Grant, Mattie Rucker, Lillie Calwell, Marcella Washington, Mary Smith and Cynthia Myers; four brothers, Joe Willie Grant, Willie Lee Grant, Carl King and Leroy King; nine sisters-in-law and three brothers-in-law.

Serving as pallbearers are Edwin B. King, Norvel B. King, Donna King-Hearns, Eddie R. Hearns, Joshua K. Anderson, Jeffrey L. Anderson and Sergio Thomas.