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Bobby King

Bobby Gene King, 76, of Crossville, Tennessee, died on Wednesday, June 19.
He was born in Haleyville, Alabama, the son of the late Eugene and Mary Lyle King.
Mr. King was a high school science and chemistry teacher,  special education teacher and worked with the Boy Scouts of America. He was a district executive for the West Tennessee Area Council, where he built a scouting program in the Shiloh District. He was later employed by Memphis Museums as the first site manager at Coon Creek Science Center in McNairy County. He volunteered as a Cub Scout den leader, Boy Scout leader, Methodist Youth Fellowship leader and Little League coach.
He is survived by his wife, Donna Wilson King of Crossville, Tennessee; sister Freda Crumpton, and brother John Lyle King, both of Haleyville, Alabama; six nieces; two nephews; seven great-nephews and six great-nieces.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a niece.
A Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, June 29, at 11 a.m., at First United Methodist Church in Haleyville, Alabama.
Visitation will be held on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. prior to the service at the church. Family graveside services will be held prior to the Celebration of Life service. Officiants are Rev. David Lay and Rev. Will Wells.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that those who wish to honor Bobby’s memory consider a donation to Gideons, International.  Memorials may be sent to: Savannah Gideon Camp, P.O. Box 1062, Savannah, Tenn. 38372.