Dr. Charles Claude King, Jr.

June 13, 2018

Dr. Charles Claude King, Jr. BLYTHEWOOD - Dr. Charles Claude King, Jr., 86, of Blythewood passed away June 13, 2018. Born in Bainbridge, GA, he was the son of the late Charles Claude King, Sr. and Thelma Marie Daniel King. Dr. King attended high school in Bainbridge and Griffin, GA., received his doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Georgia, and his masters degree in public health from the University of Minnesota. He served proudly for 26 years in the US Air Force and retired as a Lt. Col. After his military service, he retired after 18 years with the Clemson University Livestock Poultry Health division in Columbia, serving as the Director of the SC Meat-Poultry Inspection division. Dr. King was active in animal and environmental protection, humanitarian welfare and American Indian charities. While serving in the military, Dr. King received the Air Force commendation medal, organizational excellence award, Vietnam service medal and the humanitarian service medal. Dr. King is survived by his wife Helen Jeannie Murchison King; son, Charles Roary King; daughter, Suzanne Marie King; and sisters Eleanor Lyle and Carol Boone. He was preceded in death by his sister Kathryn Baker. Services will be held at a later date. Please sign the online guest book at

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