Hugh Roy King, age 85, passed away on Saturday, July 3 at St. Thomas hospital, hours after his wife’s funeral.
Hugh is preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Mary Lois McPherson King, his parents, Hugh and Irene King, grandparents, Rence and Snow King, and John and Willie Peach. Hugh is survived by his two daughters, Mary Lois Irene Cobb, Ann Marie Montz (Jeremy), grandchildren Maxwell Roy Cobb, Thomas Jackson Cobb, David Michael Cobb, Hallie Grace Caldwell and Lyla Marie Caldwell, and siblings Tom King, Jackie King, and Shirley Holt.
Hugh attended Harpeth Valley Elementary School, Bellevue High School, and David Lipscomb College. He traveled to Canada and France to study French. He was a well respected teacher for over 40 years in the metro Nashville area, teaching primarily French and English at Maplewood, North, and Hillwood High Schools.
He attended Pasquo Church of Christ and led singing there as a young man. He later attended South Harpeth Church of Christ and taught adult classes and led singing there as well. He has served as an elder there for the last few years.
Hugh loved gardening, especially growing flowers, his favorite being roses. He was a student of life, and always was interested in learning more and expanding his mind. Even in the hospital he had a French book so that he could "brush up on his French."
He was a devoted husband, a selfless man not thinking of his own needs, but always putting his wife's needs in front of his own. He was a kind and loving father and grandfather.
A graveside service will be held Tuesday, July 6 at Harpeth Hills Memorial Park at 3:30 pm. John Cantrell of South Harpeth Church of Christ to officiate.