October 9, 2006
Mr. Hugh H. King, age 70, of Eagleville, Tennessee died Monday, October 9, 2006 at his home after several months illness. Mr. King was a native of Wake Forest, North Carolina and was a son of the late Berry Eldred and Ruth Arnold King. He served in the United States Air Force, and in 1990, retired as a carrier from the United States Postal Service, Antioch, Tennessee Post Office branch.
After retirement, Mr. King worked with WLIJ Radio in Shelbyville, TN. For the past 45 years, he was active in the music industry as a writer, recording artist and national radio promotions representative. From 1970 until 1975, Mr. King was employed with Acuff - Rose Publishing Company and recorded under the Hickory Records label. Among the many songs he penned during his life was "Loving on Back Street", a #1 song recorded by Mel Street in 1972. He was a member of Doric Masonic Lodge # 732 F & AM in Nashville for over 40 years and was a member of the York Rite.
Mr. King is survived by daughter, Cassandra Walker of Red Boiling Springs, TN; son, Hugh Anthony King, Key Largo, FL; sister, Linda Baker, Raleigh, NC; two grandchildren, Ashley Poss and Cody Howard; fiancee and caregiver, Sherry Owen, Eagleville, TN.
Visitation will begin at 4:00 p.m. Thursday, October 12, 2006 at Lawrence Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, October 13, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. from the chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home with Ted Harris officiating. Burial will follow in Simpson Cemetery in Bedford County.
LAWRENCE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES, Chapel Hill, Tennessee in charge of arrangements.
Marshall County Tribune Friday, October 13, 2006