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Wayne & Diane King (#47708534)
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Bio Photo Diane and I grew up in the Jefferson County community of Pleasure Ridge Park (PRP), Kentucky and met while attending PRP High School. We married in 1968 (married 47 years!), have two children and four grandchildren. We currently reside in Shelbyville, Shelby Co., KY where we are Bible believing members of Shelbyville First Baptist Church.

My wife and I are both retired educators. Diane was a church preschool/kindergarten director for 17 years and prior to that was a daycare director. Though the years have been busy ones for her, she has always managed to find the time to be a good wife, mother and grandmother.

After graduating from PRP in 1965, I attended Lees Junior College in Jackson, KY for one year and then transferred to Kentucky Southern College (KSC) in Louisville, KY, graduating in 1969. At both schools I was a scholarship member of the basketball team. Consequently, I can truly say that I was definitely blessed to have my college education paid for while being provided with the opportunity to play a game that I loved. KSC was a tough school academically, however, despite playing both basketball and baseball I somehow managed to maintain a 3.2 GPA in the classroom.

The high school and college basketball coaches that I had for eight years, Bill Waddell (PRP), Gary Schaffer (PRP), Edgar Raleigh (Lees) and Gippy Graham (KSC), had a profound effect upon my educational career. I will always be thankful to each of them. It was Coach Schaffer that gave me some much needed basketball encouragement during my younger years. Later, Coach Graham was like a second father to me during my last three years in college.

Most of my graduate study was done at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, KY, the school from which I earned my Masters Degree (MS) and later my Rank I, both in education. I also attended graduate classes at Western Kentucky University and Georgetown College.

Following graduation from college I was privileged to serve 40 years as a teacher and administrator in the public schools, 36 of those years in the Anderson County School System in Lawrenceburg, KY. During that 40 year period I was blessed with the opportunity to work with many wonderful fellow educators and literally thousands of students.

My career in education started at Butler High School in Louisville, KY as a special education teacher. I was also an assistant basketball coach for three years at Butler working with head coach, Lonnie Willoughby. Lonnie was not only my basketball coaching mentor but was also a good friend.

At age 25, Diane and I moved to Charleston, SC where I was an assistant basketball coach at Charleston Southern University. It took only one year to realize that I did not care for being on the road most of the time, scouting and recruiting, while also coaching the freshman team and assisting with the varsity. That experience, although beneficial, made me realize that I was an incurable "homebody".

At age 26, I accepted the head coaching position for boys basketball at Anderson Co. High School (ACHS), where I taught Health & Physical Education. Unexpectedly, we won the both the district and regional tournaments, going to the KY State Tournament that first year. At age 27, I became an assistant principal at ACHS while still coaching a team ranked in the top 20. At age 28, I gave up my coaching position and accepted the position of head principal at that same school.

After four years as principal of ACHS I switched to the same position at Anderson Middle School, a position that I held for 12 years. I then moved to the Board of Education as Director of Pupil Personnel (DPP) for 14 years, working for Ronald "Sonny" Fentress, one of the all-time great school superintendents in the state of Kentucky and I might add, another good friend. During that time I coached girls basketball at both the high school and middle school.

After retiring in 2005 at age 58, I worked part-time in the Anderson School System as a substitute teacher, primarily at the high school and the alternative school. I also continued helping ACHS's highly successful head coach, Tony Kays, with the girls basketball team. One year, I even filled in as DPP for the Woodford County School System in Versailles, KY.

My wife, Diane, finally retired from her church preschool position in 2010. We are now both 69 and retired. One of our hobbies is our family history/genealogy. Consequently, most of the memorials we have created and/or maintain on "Find a Grave" are family.

We are always glad to get corrections and/or additional information in regard to members of both our families who came before us.
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Old Joseph
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Old Veteran
RE: King family
Thanks so much will have to look for the right picture
Added by Old Veteran on Jul 01, 2016 11:16 AM
Crystal Crouse
Ureth Murray Find A Grave Memorial# 139670901
Dear Wayne and Diane:

I notice that you left a note on this memorial stating find a grave's mission of actual burial sites. I totally agree!

I believe that I am related to this family as well after doing some research and I would love to compare notes if you would be interested.

I have a copy of Thomas Murray Sr's will in which he mentions a daughter Ureth King however I have seen Ureth's DOD often used as 1802 and the will I have is 1805 but does not mention Ureth as being deceased.

Anyways, drop me a line if you'd like to connect!
Added by Crystal Crouse on Jun 30, 2016 9:11 AM
Old Veteran
King family
Do you have any information on 57570499 Kizzie King or Jasper King They are my 2 great grandparents and I am in search of my great grandmother Sarah 165669161 I have hit a lot dead ends with her Any info on the family would be greatly appreciated

thank you
Ben Merrill
Added by Old Veteran on Jun 27, 2016 8:42 AM
Maxine Winchester/Stevens
Marilda (Spradlin) Winchester photo
Hello Wayne & Diane, I stumbled upon the picture of Marilda(Spradlin) Winchester on find a grave and was wanting to ask permission to use her photo that you put on her memorial. I also wanted to ask if you are related? We have a family reunion coming up the second week in June. I have been working on putting some charts together and would love to include this photo or any other photos I run across. Thank you & God bless.

Maxine (Stevens) Winchester
Added by Maxine Winchester/Stevens on May 30, 2016 8:07 AM
Margaret Sink
RE: Marcus & Susan Boyles
Hey Wayne,
I just dropped the copies of our newsletter in the mail to you. They should arrive sometime next week, after the Easter holiday.
Palm Tree UMC is about 105 miles south west of Linwood, just south of Shelby, NC. According to Google maps it looks like a pretty big church with a big cemetery. I have a cousin that lives down that way, I'm going to give her a call and see if she knows anything about the church. She used to direct weddings, so I bet she's been there.
Have a blessed Easter!
Added by Margaret Sink on Mar 25, 2016 8:36 AM
Margaret Sink
RE: Rev. Marcus Wrightman Boyles
Hi Wayne!
I'm really excited to hear that you and your brother will be attending our Homecoming! As time draws nearer, I will provide you with our plans and directions, the church is really easy to find off of I-85. I wrote an article about Rev. Marcus Boyles for our little church newsletter.
Saturday before last, my granddaughter and I visited the Boyles' grave and I was able to decipher what the inscriptions are on either side of the monument.
On Rev. Boyles side it reads, "A minister of the M.E. Church South for over eighteen years. He that goeth forth and weepeth bearing precious seed shall doubth come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him."
On his wife's side it reads, "Her children arise up and blessed. She is waiting for us in the glorious Eden Land and which lies beyond the sunset of Life."
It was sorta hard to make out, especially with a four year old helping.
We're looking forward to seeing you in August!
Added by Margaret Sink on Mar 21, 2016 5:37 PM
Margaret Sink
RE: Rev. Marcus Wrightman Boyles
Hi Wayne and Diane,
I gave you the wrong date for out Homecoming. It will be on Sunday, August 14th.
Thanks again for all the information.
Margaret Sink
Linwood United Methodist Church
Added by Margaret Sink on Mar 13, 2016 8:02 PM
Margaret Sink
RE: Rev. Marcus Wrightman Boyles
Hi Wayne,
Our Homecoming will be on August 25, 2016. It would really be great if your brother (and you) could attend. Linwood is only about 45 minutes north on I-85 from Concord (Exit 88).
I actually visited Rev. Boyles' grave site today. Couldn't believe I found it as quickly as I did... I basically walked right up to it. Like most of the markers as old as that one, it could use a little bit of cleaning, but it's in relatively good shape considering it is 125 years old. Some of the markers around his have been broken and repaired (not so well). There's an inscription on each side that I was unable to read. I hope tol take some paper and crayon and try to make a rubbing of it.
In this month's church newsletter, I have written an article about Rev. Boyles based on information you provided. I'd like to use the photograph with that story, if that's okay with you.
Thanks again for sharing your information.
Margaret Sink
Added by Margaret Sink on Mar 11, 2016 9:50 PM
Judy M
Daniel Columbus West
I noticed that you maintain this memorial and other "West" memorials. Are you related to them? I have been working on my husband's family tree and he is distantly related to them. Any help you could give me linking all of them together would be awesome! Thank you
Added by Judy M on Mar 06, 2016 5:21 PM
Old Joseph
Lawrence Family Cemetery, Jefferson County, Kentucky
On Thanksgiving morning I walked across Shelbyville Road from my sister-in-law's home in Hurstborne to the Lawrence Family Cemetery. I used the FG GPS coordinates and map but had some difficulty in locating the cemetery. I finally spoke to a jogger who told me exactly where the cemetery was located. Please know that at the cemetery my iPhone GPS app gave me coordinates of Lat 38.255212, Long -85.586758, not Lat 38.25153, Long -85.58470 as shown in the FG phone app for the Lawrence Family Cemetery. I do not know the reason for the GPS discrepancy. I checked the description for the Lawrence Family Cemetery later on my PC and found it to be accurate.

Added by Old Joseph on Nov 28, 2015 7:08 AM
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