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Billy Charles King was son of David Brad and Nannie Blanche (Emert) King. He was a loving father to three children, and grandfather to three.
This is the earliest picture we have of Carole's Dad.  It's been damaged over the years, but still shows his nice smile and mischievous eyes.Here's a picture of Billy with one of his beloved hound dogs.  He loved to hunt and growing up in the hills of Tennessee, there was plenty of opportunity for that.  We think he was about 16 or 17 whenBilly on a class trip to Florida in 1955.This is Billy's senior picture, when he graduated from high school in 1954.Billy with his two daughters, Debby and Carole.  Carole looks pretty young in this shot, so it was probably taken early in 1958.Billy may have moved north, but his heart always stayed in the south.  Here's a wonderful shot from one of his many visits home, where he can be found sitting in the front yard of his parents' home.LeHe was the greatest Dad anyone could ask for.  Stern, but loving.  He would do anything for anyone.Billy with daughters Debby and Carole outside their westside Cleveland home.  (October 1959)Riding the train at Goldrush Junction!  Actually, the train was on the main road, advertising Goldrush Junction, but we always tried to stop and take a photo or two while we were visiting there.  HereHere's a nice picture of Billy when he was 27 years old.  (May 1963)Summers always found us in Tennessee and this year was no different.  This time, however, instead of riding Papaw's mules, it was off to a cousin's house to ride their ponies.Here's Carole and her DadAnd then it was Debby's turn to ride the ponies.  (July 1963)Billy and daughters Debby and Carole on Easter Sunday.A special treat -- Billy's mother and brother James came to visit him in Ohio!Billy fishing with his daughters, in the creek in front of his in-laws' house in Tennessee.Billy with all three of his children and -- no -- they don't normally dress like that!  Granny King had offered to make some raspberry pies, if someone would go and pick the raspberries.  It was JulyBilly on hand to celebrate his parents' 50th wedding anniversary, with (standing from left to right) siblings Charlotte, Eva, Rue, Dee, Janice, Arthur; and (sitting from left to right) Mom, brother JaBilly celebrating daughter Carole's graduation from high school.  This is a nice shot of the whole family:  Amma, Kevin, Carole, Billy and Debby. (June 1975)Here's Billy holding his first grandson, Jeremy, while Jerry and Raina join them!

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