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Alfred Julius King, Jr.

June 25, 1919 November 22, 2010
Alfred Julius King,  Jr.
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Obituary for Alfred Julius King, Jr.

Alfred Julius King, Jr. died on Tuesday, November 22, 2010 at 11:00 p.m. He was born June 25, 1919 to Alfred Julius King, Sr. and LaParthenia LaBarritau King, then of DeWitt, AR. He spent his childhood in the cities of De Witt, El Myra, and Little Rock, AR. He professed his faith in Christianity while a child.
He graduated from Dunbar High School in May of 1941. At the age of twenty-one, he was drafted into the United States Army. He served his country in the United States Army from May 24, 1941 until August 4, 1944, when was honorably discharged. His military qualification was rifleman. His army specialty was Draftsman. The army characterized his character as excellent upon discharge.
He married Ophelia S. Tatum of Stephens, AR on September 2, 1949, to whom he remained married until his death.
He was a 1949 graduate of A.M.&N College (now UAPB) where he was a founding member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. In 1952 he graduated from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville with a master's degree in education, marking him as one of the first African Americans to be admitted to the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.
He worked as a teacher and school administrator for forty years in the Prescott, Barnes, Pine Bluff, Townsend Park and Dollarway school districts. After retirement, he was a greeter at Wal-mart stores in Pine Bluff for nine years.
He will be sorely missed by students, friends and family whose lives he touched.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Ophelia T. King; two children, George A. King (Barbara), of Memphis, TN and Hope L. King-Walker (Woodson) of Little Rock, AR; seven grandchildren, Bethany and Brandon King of Memphis, TN; Yedea Walker, Ajamu Walker (Nucomme), Fwatula Walker-Wright (Don), Ajani Walker and Chike Walker; three great grandchildren: Quentin Walker, Inaja Walker and Olivia Walker and a host of nieces, nephews, sisters-in-laws, brothers-in-law and cousins.
Memorial services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 26, 2010 at Mosaic Church of Central Little Rock, 6420 Colonel Glenn Road. Interment will be 1:00 p.m. Monday, Nov 29, 2010 at AR State Veterans Cemetery, North Little Rock. Arrangements entrusted to Larry G. Acklin Funeral Home, 8821 Colonel Glenn, Little Rock. 565-1800 www.larrygacklinfuneralhomes.com

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