Talquin Electric Worker Laid to Rest

By: Blaine Tolison Email
By: Blaine Tolison Email

The life of one of Fay's victims is remembered--a Talquin Electric worker who was killed by a live power line during the storm. Curtis King, an experienced lineman for Talquin, was killed last Friday. Hundreds of family, friends, and co-workers were on hand as he was laid to rest Tuesday afternoon. King's service was held at the Thomas Memorial Baptist Church in Quincy.

Many of his co-workers at Talquin electric were there. King's daughter Kendall sang for her father and friends told stories of what a great man Curtis King was. And they say that is how they will always remember him.

Grant Hignight, the Pastor with the church said, "They know it's going to be different everyday. It's not going to be the same, so it's a difficult journey, but they know God's going to see them through the journey."

King worked for Talquin Electric for seven years. And during the service, King's partner at work even talked about what a joy it was to be on the power truck with him everyday. And for both family and friends, they say it's their good memories and good faith that will help
them get through this.


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  • by Zach Coons Location: Cairo, GA on Oct 16, 2008 at 05:28 AM
    I went to school with Kendall from Kindergarten until 5th grade. I can remember going to her birthday party and her daddy playing "pin the tail on the donkey" and everyone laughing around with him. We didn't see each other until about a year ago at the horse show, and to me, you can recognize Mr. Curtis from anywhere! Sad to hear of this. Rest in peace, and may God be with the family.
  • by Cheryl Location: Florida on Aug 27, 2008 at 02:23 PM
    WCTV, we want the video from the day of the funeral please. Already seen this one.
  • by SHERYL Location: QUINCY, FLA on Aug 27, 2008 at 12:36 PM
    MY PRAYERS & THOUGHTS GO OUT TO THE KING FAMILY, HE WAS SUCH A GREAT GUY AND WILL BE MISSED BY MANY. PLEASE PUT THE VIEDO OUT MAY GOD BE WITH YOU
  • by Misty Location: Tallahassee on Aug 27, 2008 at 11:37 AM
    Rest in Peace.
  • by mike Location: tallahassee on Aug 27, 2008 at 09:44 AM
    my heart goes out to the family...i dont know this man but we all should remember him, putting his life on the line for all of us to have power..
  • by Anonymous on Aug 27, 2008 at 09:12 AM
    When do we get to see the video? A lot of people were not able to pay their respects. We would appreciate the video on here.
  • by ct Location: tally on Aug 27, 2008 at 08:35 AM
    To all the people who complain about losing their power and not getting it back fast enough, learn something from this. These guys risk their lives every day helping you and this could be your son or husband. Have patience with problems caused by mother nature and allow these men to go out when it is SAFE and restore your power.
  • by anon Location: tally on Aug 27, 2008 at 08:09 AM
    Another Talquin employee, I would like you to please include the video if possible.
  • by So Sorry on Aug 27, 2008 at 07:44 AM
    To the family of Curtis King: May you be comforted knowing that he is in a better place and at peace. My prayers go out to all of you.
  • by tisha washington Location: tallahassee on Aug 27, 2008 at 07:10 AM
    I DON'T KNOW THE KING FAMILY AT ALL,BUT I DO KNOW THAT MR.KING PUT HIS LIFE OUT ON LINE FOR EVERYONE BEFORE AND DURING THE STORM BECAUSE THAT WAS HIS DUTY. AND MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE KING FAMILY ALWAYS KEEP GOD FIRST, HE'LL PULL YOU THROUGH IT ALL.
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