Robert "Bob" King
April 27, 1947 – January 4, 2019
It is with great sadness that the family of Robert King of Canton, Georgia, announces his passing on Friday, January 4, 2019, at the age of 71 years. Bob was born on April 27, 1947 at Maxwell AFB, Alabama. He was the son of the late Lt. Col. George M. King and Elizabeth S. King.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Kathy; son Travis King and wife Annie of Woodstock, Georgia; daughter Kristy King and partner Karen Sotomayor of Los Angeles, California; by his brother Geary King of Chicago, Illinois; and by his beloved granddaughter, Campbell Mae King.
A graduate of Emporia State University in Kansas, Bob served in the U.S. Air Force and Georgia National Guard for 21 years. During that time, he was awarded the Air Force Commendation, the Air Force Achievement, and the Air Force Outstanding Unit, in addition to many others. A Pathologist’s Assistant in Anatomical Pathology, he also retired from Wellstar Health Care System after 25 years and was a member of Birmingham United Methodist Church in Milton, Georgia.
The family will greet friends at Woodstock Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 9, 2019, from 6 pm until 8 pm. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 10, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Birmingham United Methodist Church, 15770 Birmingham Hwy, Milton, GA 30004, with the Reverend Dr. Brent Ward officiating. His remains will be escorted directly from there by the Patriot Guard Riders to the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, Georgia, where interment with an honor guard will follow.
Memorial donations can be made to Birmingham United Methodist Church or to the Patriot Guard Riders of Georgia.
- Visitation Wednesday, January 9, 2019
- Memorial Service Thursday, January 10, 2019
Robert "Bob" King
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January 11, 2019
Dear Kathy and family, please know I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.
January 9, 2019
I met Bob the first time at an Patriot Guard riders mission and he was very friendly gentleman to met and another military veteran, me being an U.S. Army veteran and him being an U S Air Force veteran . We were there for the same reason to Honor and fallen veterans. Over the years we have became more closer as to being friends and the branch service didn't matter. I will keep Bob in my memories and will be my Honor to stand for him as we had stand before.
Bob , you have been relieved from duty, R.I.P. my brother and friend.
Fly High .
January 8, 2019
I met Uncle Bob before he was ‘Uncle’ Bob. He was my mom’s boss at the pathology lab when we lived in Marietta. Mom would take us to the lab on ‘bring your kids to work’ day and he was always lots of fun. Much to our surprise, and happiness, he fell in love with Aunt Kathy, and the rest is history. Kurt and I, as well as Mom, Dad, Roger, Anne and Cole, wish you clear skies on your journey home.