SPC Ryan Charles King, age 22, of Temple, GA, passed away Friday, May 1, 2009, while serving his country in the U S Army, Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. He was born on Veteran’s Day, November 11, 1986, in Marietta, GA. He attended Faith Lutheran Church in Marietta for many years. He played baseball in Canton, Powder Springs, and Dallas over the years, and truly loved being a Georgia boy and a family man. SPC King was a graduate of East Paulding High School Class of 2005. A few months after graduation he enlisted in the Army, something he had wanted to do since he was a child. He went to basic training at Fort Sill in Oklahoma, followed by AIT at Fort Huachuca in Arizona. After he completed his training, he was stationed in Korea for a year, where he met his wife. As a member of the Special Troops Battallion, 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry, they both left for deployment to Eastern Afghanistan in July 2008 and both were scheduled to return to Fort Hood in Texas in June 2009. SPC King was respected and loved by many and will be missed, but never forgotten.
Survivors include his wife, SGT Rachel Nicole Smith King; father, Charles Stanley King of Temple, GA; mother, Candice R. King & partner, Sandra Moore of Decatur, GA; younger brothers, Tyler King of Temple, GA and Dante Moore of Decatur, GA; grandparents, Dorothea King of Temple, GA and Tommy & Nancy Roberts of Dallas, GA; as well as many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May12, 2009, at 11:00 am, from Clark Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Georgia National Cemetery, Canton, GA, at 2:00 pm, with full military honors. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm.
Clark Funeral Home in Hiram, GA, is in charge of arrangements. Home
Tuesday May 12, 2009, 11:00 am at Clark Funeral Home
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__________________ If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen. ― Samuel Adams