Born Feb. 28, 1932, he was the son of the late Mrs. Luvenia and Mr. Leonard King. He transitioned to eternal rest on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014.
Edward graduated from Booker T. Washington High School and attended Clark College in Atlanta. He retired from Atlanta Public Schools and also served in the United States Air Force.
In addition to his parents, Edward was also preceded in death by his brother, Richard King, and sister, Kathryn Wimby.
He leaves to mourn his loving wife of 22 years, Alma Jean Anderson King of Cornelia; five sons, Edward L. King Jr., Ronald King, Fredrick (Valerie) King and Perry King, all of Atlanta, Michael (Barbara) Wright of Cobb County; sister, Barbara Williams; five grandchildren; two goddaughters, Dr. Sabrina Dukes McCombs and Stacie Trimiar; a host of nieces, nephews, other friends and relatives.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. today, Aug. 6, at the funeral home.
An online guest register is available and may be viewed at mcgaheegriffinandstewart.com.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, is in charge of arrangements.