Arthur W King

August 2, 1936November 18, 2013

Arthur Wayne King, 77 of Tallahassee, Florida, went to be with Jesus Christ on November18, 2013, surrounded by family and friends. He is preceded in death by Arthur Holland King and Mayme Smith, of Clewiston, Florida, and siblings James, Owen, and Elizabeth Wynn. Mr. King graduated from FSU with a degree in accounting after service to our country in the U.S. Army in Landstuhl, Germany. He married his college sweetheart, Betty Ruth Williams, May 31, 1958 and they were married for 55 years. Mr. King worked for the State of Florida for 35 years, as an accountant. He is survived by three daughters, Libby McCullough (Alan McCullough) of McDonough, Georgia, Heather Baxter (Hubert Baxter), of Tallahassee, and Rene Hook (Brett Hook) of Monticello, Florida, and his sister Mary Jean Hughes of Smyrna, Georgia and her family. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Shawn and Connor McCullough, and Douglas and Dianna Baxter. Wayne King was a long time, active member of First Baptist Church, Tallahassee, Florida, where he taught Sunday School, sang in the Sanctuary Choir, the Adult Ensemble, and the Joy Choir. Mr. King also participated in numerous community musical ensembles through Barbershop singing and in a production of Camelot. Mr. King was an active member of the Tallahassee Civitan Club, serving as Treasurer. The family will have a memorial service at Culley and Sons Meadowood,700 Timberlane Road, Tallahassee, FL 32312. Visitation will commence at 1:00 p.m. preceding the memorial service at 2:00 p.m. Those wishing to make contributions may do so to First Baptist Church,108 West College Avenue, Tallahassee, Florida 32301, or Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308.


  • Visitation Thursday, November 21, 2013
  • Memorial Service Thursday, November 21, 2013

Arthur W King

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Barbara Huskey

November 30, 2013

I worked with Wayne for many years and he was always one of my favorite people. He was very quiet but with a witty sense of humor; he didn't have a lot to say - but when he did, it meant something - . I still chuckle over the many times I'd call with a question and he'd think on it for so long, I thought he'd hung up. The world has indeed lost a extraordinary person.

November 27, 2013

So sorry for the loss of your Dad, Rene. I know how much he meant to you. Many blessings to you and all the families.
Charlene & Robbie Williams (Monticello, FL.)

Rene Hook

November 26, 2013

My dad was very unique, some say that I am a lot like him. He didn't say much but when he did it was very funny or very serious. I'm glad I got to spend time taking care of him in his later years. I love you dad.

Mike Wolfe

November 21, 2013

I worked with Wayne for many years. He was a good buddy. We missed him when he retired, and now he has retired once more. I can't help from smiling when I think of him.

November 21, 2013

Dear Betty:
I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to visit with your dear husband in Center Point when I was in Tallahassee recently. He was my good friend, fellow church member and Civitan member. We shared many good times. Eleanor and I extend our sympathy to you and your family in the loss of Wayne. Clarence Smith, Deland ,FL.

Deirdre Buckles-Alford

November 20, 2013

Libby, I was very sorry to hear the news about your dad. I will continue to keep you and your family in my prayers.