Obituary for Walter Eugene King

There will be a Celebration of Life service for Walter Eugene King on Monday, February 28th at Boles Funeral Home in Pinehurst, NC.  The visitation will begin at 12PM, followed by the Celebration of Life service at 1 PM. The interment at Pinelawn Memorial Park will be followed by a reception/repast at Boles Funeral Home in Pinehurst.

Walter was born in Bailey’s Bay, Hamilton Parish, Bermuda on October 17, 1946 to the late Archibald Cranfield King and Miriam Ellen Elizabeth Wilson King.  He peacefully transitioned on February 20, 2022 at 10:17 PM at his home in Pinehurst, NC surrounded by his loving family.

Walter will be forever remembered by all Bermudians as a “Golf Trailblazer” as he became the first Bermudian to win the fully-integrated Bermuda Open Golf Championship at Belmont Manor Hotel & Golf Club in January 1970.  On October 29, 1970, Walter again made history by becoming the first Golf Professional at the newly completed Port Royal Golf Course.  With the help of Dai Reese and Gary Player, Walter became a member of the British PGA.  He was also a founding member of the Bermuda PGA.

In 1976, Walter ran for and won a seat in Bermuda’s Parliament.  He became an elected Member of Parliament for the Progressive Labor Party.  As a Member of Parliament, Walter had the opportunity to meet Queen Elizabeth II of England.  He served one term in the House of Assembly, which ended in 1980. 

Walter traveled the world extensively as a Professional Golfer and Businessman.  He founded and owned Future’s Pinehurst Transportation.

Walter leaves to cherish his memories: Wife: Phyllis Simmons-King; Children: Kacy King, Charryse Bean, Miriam King-Gill, and Isaiah King; Brothers: David King Sr. and Richard King; Sisters: Myrnelle King and Rosemarie Hollis; 3 Grandchildren, and a host of Nieces, Nephews, In-laws, Cousins, and friends.

Visitation Monday, February 28, 2022 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm at Boles Funeral Home, Pinehurst. Funeral service will follow at 12:00pm. Burial will take place at Pinelawn Memorial Park.

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