Billy Don King grew up in north Georgia then joined the U.S. Army in 1961. Took basic training at Fort Gordon Ga. Served in Germany during the Berlin Crisis and was with the 7th Army Div./39th Field artillery unit until his honerable discharge in 1963. He was awarded 4 ribbons. He worked in the grocery business in Centre, AL and fathered 2 children- Barry Don King (1966) and Gwendolyn King (1969) and was married to Linda Joyce Watkins. He lived in Canton, GA for some time in the 1980's and early 90's then moved to Rome, GA.