ALBANY -- Hal Foster King of Leesburg, GA went to his Maker on February 28, 2013 at Willson Hospice House in Albany, Georgia.
Hal was born in 1922 in Cusseta, Georgia, and attended Georgia Tech and later Auburn University to become a Mechanical Engineer. In 1942, in World War II, he volunteered for the Army Air Corps and flew missions in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater in the 75th Fighter Squadron, as a Flying Tiger and in an aerial acrobatic demonstration team.
Hal returned and moved his family to Albany in 1952, where he spent many years serving Dougherty County in education--as shop teacher at Albany High School, and McIntosh Junior High, and principal of Magnolia Elementary and McIntosh Junior High.
Hal and his wife Jeane were founding members of Sherwood Baptist Church, served faithfully for over 60 years there, and he was the last surviving male member of that group and a Life Deacon at Sherwood.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jeane Fisher King, and two sisters, Virginia King Robertson and Helen King Thompson.
He is survived by his three doting daughters, Kathy King James (Bob), Kaye King Walden (Larry), and Karen King Kirkland (Ben), six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, many loving nieces and nephews, and his close sister-in-law, Camille Aston, and her daughter Cynthia Chick.
Hal leaves them a legacy of wonderful memories of going fishing, family reunions, summer trips to the beach, weekends on "the farm," wood projects in his shop, home-grown vegetables, and strolls among his camellias. He made many lives richer for his presence and will be missed for a long time.
His wishes were to be cremated, and a memorial service will be held Saturday, March 2, 2013. The family will receive friends at one o'clock at Sherwood Baptist Church, followed by a memorial service at two o'clock.
In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations to the Christian youth project, Fish Camp, P.O. Box 1787 Albany, GA 31702.
Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors