HURSTON "WAYNE" KING,
DECEMBER 7, 1979 - AUGUST 10, 2000
Tragically killed in auto
accident with two of his friends. Allison, age 18 and Kenneth, age
19. Wayne was age 20.
He was a wonderful young man.
Never heard him speak badly about anyone. He always was a kind young
man and always willing to help when he could. Just two weeks before
his death, he had put in new carpet in his granny's camaro. He had
redone his lower rider Chevrolet pickup with money that he earned working,
received from birthdays and holidays. He was a fine artist. He
designed the interior (door panels etc) of his truck himself. His
favorite colors was purple and yellow. His truck was the bright
yellow with deep dark purple interior with a touch of yellow.
remember when Wayne was a young man in school, he would loan friends money
that he had and they would pay him back with interest. He had a nick
for business. He had planned on attending art school out West which
would have taught him the field of designing automobiles. He had
plans on after college of starting his own business, designing
including race cars.
On Valentine's Day, he would always
give the girl he was dating, a yellow rose and a stuffed animal.
Christmas, was always a good piece of jewelry. He had
really good taste when it came to gift giving for his
The family still has not gotten over his death.
It was such a shock. It seems that purple has become the family's
colors now. I know I love purple because it reminds me of
Wayne. It is something that we can see and be reminded of a
wonderful young man that left us to soon.
The accident was NOT
alcohol or drug related. The police seems to think that either a car came
over the hill and blinded them with the bright lights or a deer ran in
front and caused him to over-correct and the truck went into a spin and
hit a tree. But, we do know that it was not alcohol or drug
related. Just a freak accident that took him and the others from
Kenneth was also the cousin to a uncle of
Wayne's. This made it double sad for his uncle's family.
Allison also had a little girl that has no mother now. The same week
that Wayne's accident happened, there was another young girl, age 17 that
was killed in a bad accident. All were at the same funeral home
during the same time. I have never seen as many young people as I
did those few days. It was so sad. So many caring young folks
that was so upset over losing their friends.
I would like to say
this to maybe stop another accident from happening that happened to the
young 17 year old. Please if anyone reading this ever has to move a
mattress using an open bed truck, please tie it down good. A
mattress blew off the back end of a truck. She tried to miss it and
was hit head on with a gasoline truck. Please be save and make sure
any thing that is moved, is tied down and don't take a chance of something
like this happening to anyone else.
Since Wayne's accident,
Harley's dad, Preston Sale was tradically killed in a tree accident.
Preston was a tree surgeon and the accident happened in his own
yard. Seven months later his baby girl was born. He wanted a
little girl, his other two children were boys. Harley is Wayne's