Jourden Ray King
Jourden Ray King
  • December 8, 1929 - October 30, 2017
  • Corinth, Mississippi

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Services to celebrate the life of Jourden Ray King, 87, will be held Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at McPeters Funeral Home with burial to follow in the Salem Christian Church Cemetery.
Visitation will be Wednesday night from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at McPeters Funeral Home.
Mr. Ray King passed peacefully surrounded by his family on October 30, 2017 at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. He was born in Corinth on December 8, 1929 to the late A.J. and Telia Voyles King. He was a 1948 graduate of Corinth High School and a member of the Hamasa Shriners of Corinth, Corinth Masonic Lodge, and a member of Northside Church of Christ. He was a former truck driver and Corinth Police Officer. He owned a Sinclair service station, was employed by Wurlitzer and was a salesman for Southwestern Petroleum Co. Roofing Product Division. Mr. King then owned and operated Ray King Building Maintenance while at the same time he owned and operated the Corinth Flea Market.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Betty Jo King and his brothers, Hubbard and Nelson King.
He is survived by his daughters, Sherry Clark of Corinth and Denby Stutz (Jim) of Byhalia; grandchildren, Amy Clark, Amanda Redding (Tracy Bullard) of Corinth, Matthew McArthur (Lauren) of Bartlett; great-grandchildren, Victoria Nash, Anna Meeks (Junior), Callie Nash, Anthony Redding; great-great-grandchildren, Wesley Nash, Anna Grace Meeks, Delilah Ray Meeks, Natalie Meeks, special friend, Vernon Cornelius and a host of other family and friends.
Lennis Nowell and Brad Dillingham will officiate.
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Arrangements under the direction of McPeters Funeral Directors, Corinth, MS.