Joe Nelson King
Joe Nelson King
  • November 20, 1932 - December 17, 2017
  • Medon, Tennessee

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Jackson- Joe Nelson King, age 85, passed away December 17, 2017 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. He was born in Hardeman County, TN, son of the late Johnnie N. King and Delia Glidwell King and was educated in Madison and Hardeman County schools.

He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Jesse Young King; brothers, J.D. King and Joe King; sister, Opal King; and son-in-law Jack Barnett. He is survived by his daughters, Janet Barnett and Beverly Vincent (Husband, David); Granddaughters, Andrea Vincent and Jessica Barnett; Grandchildren, Halei and Xander (Little Man); sisters, Doris Jackson and Willie Ruth Sipes; and brother, Eugene King.

Mr. King was a long time employee of the State of Tennessee Highway Department for over 40 years, and also worked with Western Electric early in life. He was a veteran during the Korean War, and proudly served his country, the USA. Mr. King was a member of First Baptist Bemis, where he and his family worshipped. He was in the Roy Jones Sunday school class.

Pallbearers will be David Vincent, Don Jackson, Justin Gualet, and Larry Landers. Honorary pallbearers will be Andrea Vincent and Jessica Barnett. Visitation will be Wednesday, December 20, 2017, from 5pm-7pm, at Smith & Sons Funeral Home South Chapel. Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 21, 2017, at 1pm, at Ebenezer Cemetery with Pastor Bill Sims and Brother John Norvell officiating.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial can be made to the Comforters of First Baptist Church Bemis.