Obituary – Forest H. King, Jr.

Nov 5th, 2020 | By | Category: News, Obituaries

Forrest H. King Jr. of Nashville, Tennessee, passed away on October 20, 2020 at the age of 87.

He was born on August 21, 1933 to the late Jane and Forrest H. King Sr. Mr. King is survived by his Children: Ashley B. King, Forrest H. (Chip) King (Kim), John Kenneth (Ken) King (Kelly) and G. Kevin King (Jody); grandchildren: Victor King, Zoja King, John King, Jr., David King, Michael King, Amanda King Lyddane (Steve), Elizabeth Barnes, and Anthony King (Halle), ; Great-Grandchildren: Hayden Lyddane and Tucker Lyddane.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Emily B. King, whom he married on February 24, 1958 as well as his parents, brother, Andrew B. King and sister, Ann King Grant.

Forrest was a graduate of VPI/Virginia Tech with degrees in Mechanical and Civil Engineering. He was a lifetime member of the Hokie and German Clubs. He was employed by International Harvester, Walton Construction, The Globe Company, owned Southland Contractors and founder of King Pipeline & Utility Co., Inc.

Forrest would be described as a tough demanding man that loved to win, as well as loyal, good hearted and a great listener. He loved to travel with Emily all over the USA, with their favorite destination being New Orleans, bird hunting in Mexico for quail and dove, South Dakota for pheasant and grouse or South America (Argentina and Uruguay) for Perdiz.

Forrest was a member of the Brenthaven Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Mr. King is described best by his children: “He was the greatest man we have ever known, and it was an honor to have him as a father.”

Celebration of Life Service was held on Friday, October 30, 2020 at Mount Olivet Funeral Home with a gathering of family and friends one hour prior. Private committal services followed for the family. Pallbearers: Victor King, John King, Jr., David King, Michael King, Anthony King, Steve Lyddane, Honorary pallbearers, Ed Thornton, Jim Blake, Jim Denney and John Weber

In lieu of flowers and customary remembrances, donations may be made to Feed America First, 1715 S. Rutherford Blvd., Suite K #257, Murfreesboro, TN 37130 or online at www.feedamericafirst.com/forresthking. The Scoop offers our warmest condolences to the King Family.

 

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