Virgil Ezell King, age 83, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 30, 2021.
He was born on October 12, 1937 in Macon, GA to the late Virgil E. King Sr. and Lilly Mae Patterson King. Along with his parents, Virgil is preceded in death by his son, Michael Ezell King and his sister, Opal King.
Virgil is survived by his wife of 60 years, Jean Archer King; daughter, Melanie Wilde and her husband Tim. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Brooks Wilde (his wife Lauren), Brandon Wilde, Callie Wilde and numerous nieces and nephews.
Virgil honorably served his country in the Navy during the Korean War. He later started his own construction company, VE King Construction which he proudly ran for 34 years. He and Jean are long time members of Cornerstone United Methodist in Newnan, GA. Anyone who knows “Pops”, knows that he adored his wife, daughter and three grandchildren more than anything else in this world. He will be gravely missed!
The memorial service celebrating Virgil’s life is Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 2:00 PM in the chapel of McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson Street, in Newnan with Rev. Dr. Scott Pickering officiating. The family will greet friends from 12:00 PM until service at the funeral home on Saturday.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made in Virgil’s name to Tunnel to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, NY or online at www.tunnel2towers.org/donate. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.mckoon.com.
McKoon Funeral Home & Crematory 770-253-4580