|Wayne & Diane King (#47708534)|
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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 48 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 Christian 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 was truly blessed to have my college education paid for while being provided with the opportunity to play a game that I loved and at the same time receiving a good education.
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.
Coach Waddell gave me some much needed basketball encouragement and the opportunity to be on the team during my freshman year in high school. Coach Schaffer did likewise and showed unwavering faith in me during the three years that I played for him (grades 10-12). Coach Raleigh offered me a basketball scholarship to Lees JC and the chance to play college ball to which I will always be grateful. Coach Graham at KSC was like a second father to me during my last three years in college. A former state legislator and former Mayor of Frankfort, he is now 86. We are good friends and see each other several times a year.
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 in obtaining certification in counseling and as a Director of Pupil Personnel.
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 was definitely beneficial but it helped me realize that I was an incurable "homebody" and missed Kentucky.
At age 26, I returned to Kentucky, accepting the head coaching position for boys basketball at Anderson Co. High School (ACHS), where I taught Health & Physical Education. To everyone's surprise, we won the both the district and regional tournaments that first year, going to the KY State Tournament. At age 27, I became an assistant principal at ACHS while still coaching a team ranked in the top 15 during most of the season. At age 28, I gave up my head coaching position and accepted the position of head principal at ACHS.
After four years as a high school principal I switched to the principal's 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 started coaching again, assisting with the girls basketball program at both the middle school and the high school (FR & JV).
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 filled in (full time) as DPP for Anderson County twice and even once for the Woodford Co. School System in Versailles, KY.
Though officially "retired" I continued to coach basketball, helping ACHS's highly successful head coach, Tony Kays, with the girls HS basketball team. We were blessed to win 20+ games (34-2 one year!) eight years in a row and went to the state Tournament three times. When Tony gave up coaching in 2014, I did likewise.
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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|anthony wilson||gooch family|
looking for any info or photos of my 5th great grndpa rowland gooch? thanks and god bless
|Ron Rader||Managing Memorials|
If I have any memorials from Scott county, Tennessee and McCreary county, Kentucky that you would like to manage--let me know. I can transfer to you.
|Rita Wehunt-Black||Trinity Lutheran Church|
Wayne & Diane,
Greetings from North Carolina.
Yes, this is a picture of Trinity Lutheran Church, Vale, NC, 1882. The first services were held at Lutz School House ca 1813, and were in German. I am told that the church was first called Trinity in 1822 when the first church was built of logs. When Rev. Little was pastor, Trinity's 6th pastor, (1876-1882), the log church was torn down and the brick structure was built of bricks made by members of the congregation. The brick structure was remodeled, and added to in 1927,1943, and 1950.
I am sorry to say that no one remembers who the people in the picture are.
I looked at your memorial for Susannah Alice Wood (Boyles). What a wonderful memorial page. I must admit that I knew little about her, and found the information there wonderful. Would it be OK if I downloaded her picture for my personal files. It is such a wonderful picture.
Good to hear from a Wood relation,
|Not so Old Veteran||Thank You|
Just want to say thanks for all your research on the King family it has made my search for my family so much easier. The pictures and bios have been great.
|Shannon L Ester||RE: Clabe Stephens|
James Clabe Stephens was married to Elizabeth Glireath around 1882. Son of Lewis Stephens and Amanda Shepherd.
Some of their children from 1900 Census:
Nellie Apr 1885
Flaura Jan 1887
Vada Apr 1889
Victory Mar 1891
Gertrude Oct 1893 - Married William M Sumner
Lida May 1896
Carri Aug 1898
1910 Census - James C Stephens and Elizabeth
had 11 children 9 still living
Lydia 14 years
Carrie 12 years
Lorrie 10 years
Roosevelt 7 years
with the two census reports I have nine of the 11 children.
|Not so Old Veteran||RE: King family|
Thanks so much will have to look for the right picture
|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!
|Not so 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
|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
|Margaret Sink||RE: Marcus & Susan Boyles|
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!
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