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William Eugene Kingsley, Jr.

William Eugene Kingsley, Jr.
  • May 8, 1932 - May 16, 2017
  • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
  • Memorials may be made to:
  • East Cooper/Mt. Pleasant Kiwanis
    2220 Atlantic Avenue
    Sullivan's Island, SC 29482-9798
  • Memorials may be made to:
  • Amanda Bates Scholarship at Wando High School.

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“So sorry for your loss. I enjoyed my years of knowing him at W.E. Kingsley, Co.Sarah Greer Johnson ”
1 of 15 | Posted by: Sarah Johnson - Lexington, KY

“When we moved into Dunes West in 1996, the most warm and welcoming person I met was the consummate and gracious Bill Kingsley. I enjoyed his and...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“May God bless you beyond measure during this time. May you feel the arms of His angels around you and give you peace. With heartfelt condolences,...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Mrs. Edwin M. (Pat) Kingsley - GA

“Mrs Barbara Knew ngsley,I most likely was the reason Bill said "I'll never hire a single gal again!!" However he did hire me and I admired him very...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Karen "Cole" Koeberlein - KY

“Barbara:I am so sorry to hear about your loss of Bill. I loved him dearly. He was always so good to me when I worked at W E Kingsley. I will...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Debbie Waller - Nicholasville, KY

“Barbara, Sorry to see the notice of your husband's passing. I remember that you were devoted to each other even while in school at UK. Had lost...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Mary Jo Dixon Litton - KY

“Hannah and I are thinking of you and your family. We are very saddened by your loss. ”
7 of 15 | Posted by: Irene Reed - Charleston, SC

“Dear Barbara, Peggy, Charlie & Family, I am so saddened to read in the Lexington paper that Bill Jr. has died. I have such wonderful memories of...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Patsy Leet Smith - Lexington

“Barbara, Michelle and Bill III - thinking of you at this time and praying for strength in the days ahead - Love you guys - wish we could make the...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Emily Gibson - Bradfordsville, KY

“thinking of Bill, the Kingsley and Pricd families with warm memories ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: tom underwood - lexington, KY

“God is our refuge and strength in times of loss and sorrow of one so dear, always ready to help and walk beside us when we find difficulty in walking...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Joy Leyh - Irving, TX


12 of 15 | Posted by: Joy Leyh. 330 Las Colinas Blvd East # 1218 - TX

“Barbara,My heartfelt sympathy for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family. ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: Sharon Toole - Carrollton, TX

“Barbara & Family,I was so sorry to hear about Bill. A great friend, business associated and mentor. He will be missed.I hope it helps to know your...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: David Hudson - Versailles, KY

“Dear BARBARA, so very sorry to hear of your great loss. I know how very special he was to you. I think of you often and so appreciate all you did for...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Rita SOPER - VERSAILILES, KY


William Eugene Kingsley, Jr., 85, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, husband of Barbara Kirkland Kingsley died Tuesday, May 16, 2017. His funeral service will be held Sunday, May 21, 2017 in the First Baptist Church of Mt. Pleasant, 681 McCants Drive at 1:30 pm. Interment will follow in Mt. Pleasant Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR, INC. MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL.

He was born May 8, 1932 in Louisville, Kentucky, son of the late William Eugene and Maude Lewis Kingsley. He served in the United States Air Force and is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. Bill, his father, and Charles Price, his brother in law worked together for over 40 years in the W.E. Kingsley Company (insurance). He retired from the business world and moved with his wife to Mt. Pleasant, SC to be close to his grandchildren. Bill was a member and deacon of First Baptist Church of Mt. Pleasant. He was an active member of East Cooper/Mt. Pleasant Kiwanis Club having begun his affiliation with Kiwanis in 1967 as an original member of the Burley Kiwanis Club of Lexington, Kentucky. He loved his church, his family, golf, tennis and his Kentucky Wildcats.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Barbara K. Kingsley of Mt. Pleasant, SC; daughter, Michelle K. Steinbrecher (Scott) of Mount Pleasant, SC; son, William E. Kingsley, III (Renee) of Dallas, TX; sister, Peggy Price (Charles) of Lexington, KY; granddaughter, Katelyn Elizabeth Drummond of Mt. Pleasant, SC; grandson, Matthew Radcliffe Drummond of Mt. Pleasant, SC; and two nieces, Marilyn Price Smedley (Ron), Margaret Price Swim (Gary) and their families of Lexington, Ky.

Memorials may be made to East Cooper/Mt. Pleasant Kiwanis 2220 Atlantic Avenue, Sullivan's Island, SC 29482-9798 for funding the Amanda Bates Scholarship at Wando High School.