Mr. Rayford E. King, Ret. Air Force, age 83, of Winder, GA passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2011. He was preceded in death by his son, Ray H. King. He is survived by his former wife, Helen Mehard, Hoschton, GA; son and daughter-in-law, Chuck and Sandi King, Hoschton, GA; daughters and son-in-law, Elizabeth Jane Baker, Rancho, CA and Samantha King Bennett and husband, Roy Bennett, Monroe, GA; grandchildren, Jonathan and Katie King, Hoschton, GA, Rickey Johnson, Atlanta, GA and April Johnson, Monroe, GA; sisters, Mary White, Pearl, MS, Joan White, Pearl, MS, Oleta Mason, Pearl, MS, Juanita Cole, Pearl, MS and Edie Wilkerson, Pearl, MS; step mother, Lorraine King, Pearl, MS; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and close companion, Sue Burel, Auburn, GA. Mr. King was born May 7, 1928. He was a 1946 graduate of Mendville High School and received his Associate’s Degree from DeKalb Community College. He was a retired veteran of the U. S. Air Force having served in the Korean War and Vietnam. He was also retired from Scientific Atlanta as a buyer. He was a member of Older Wiser Senior Club and the Winder Lion’s Club. He was a member of the Nazareth United Methodist Church in Winder, GA where he served on the Board of Trustees. He was an avid bowler. Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 2, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Hugh Shirley and Rev. Tom Ham officiating. Interment will follow at 12:30 p.m. at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, GA with military honors. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. To express condolences, please sign our online guest book at www.flaniganfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133.