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County commissioner dies in Sullivan County

By Megan Gorey
Published On: Oct 01 2012 10:40:48 AM CDT
Updated On: Oct 02 2012 11:13:49 AM CDT
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SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. -

A man who spent more than a decade serving Sullivan County died over the weekend.

James “Buddy” King, 76, of Bristol, Tennessee died on Saturday after a battle with lung cancer.

"Buddy had an all-around willingness to do whatever it takes to get committees filled or to do whatever needed to be done," said Sullivan County Mayor Steve Godsey.

King worked at Mason Dixon Freight Lines, Sullivan County Sheriff's Office, and was Sullivan County Commissioner for 12 years. He was a member of Masonic Lodge #444. He was Chairman of the Board for Observation Knob Park and Chairman of Jacob's Creek Job Corp Community Resource.

The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Monday, October 1, 2012 at Oakley-Cook Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at Oakley-Cook Funeral Home with Pastor Jeff Blaylock officiating. The committal and internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Claude Smith, Mark Vance, Dick Shoemaker, Judge Klyne Lauderback, Ray Phillips, and Eddie Williams. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Virginia Avenue Baptist Church or Virginia Avenue XYZ's, 1401 Virginia Avenue, Bristol, TN, 37620, 423-764-8052.