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Harold “Hal” E. King, Jr.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, September 16, 2017, at 3:00 PM in La Chapelle de Martin & Castille in Lafayette, Louisiana, for Harold “Hal” E. King, Jr., Age 61, who went to Heaven on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Interment was held in Mendenhall City Cemetery in Mendenhall, Mississippi.
Hal was born in Hazlehurst, Mississippi where he was an honor graduate of Copiah Academy and lettered in baseball and football. He attended Co-Lin Jr. College and graduated from Mississippi State University with a land surveying degree. He was employed by Chevron in New Orleans for 10 years and resided in Slidell, Louisiana. After moving to Lafayette, Hal was employed by Fenstermaker and Associates, C& C Technologies and Oceaneering.
Hal was precise and punctual in every endeavor from his work ethic to individual goals. He coached his son’s baseball teams, was an avid runner and Red Sox Fan. He loved surveying the land, his family, work, friends, and his pets. Hal had a wonderful sense of humor and a kind, loving heart.
Hal was preceded in death by his father, Harold E. King, Sr.; his maternal grandparents, Harold A. and Nell Slay; and his paternal grandparents, Earl and Willana King.
He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Lucy; his son, Matthew Stephen King; his mother, Patricia Slay King; his sister, Carol King Rhodes and husband, Dusty; and his father-in-law, sisters-in-law, numerous nieces and nephews with a host of family and friends.
Reverend Susan Ferguson, Pastor of Asbury United Methodist Church of Lafayette, conducted the funeral services.
Pallbearers were Matthew Stephen King, Adam Rhodes, Jonathan Grantham, Rod Meagher, Oscar Cuesta, Jim Smith, Steve Connell, and Paul Favaron.
Visitation was held at Martin & Castille’s DOWNTOWN location.
Memorial contributions can be made in Harold “Hal” E. King’s name to St. Jude Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl, Memphis, TN 38105 or an animal foundation of your choice.
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Martin & Castille-DOWNTOWN-330 St. Landry St., Lafayette, LA 70506, 337-234-2311