King retires from Dollar Farm Products

Published 8:31 am Tuesday, November 13, 2012

READY TO RETIRE: Jimmy King, center, is recognized and congratulated on his retirement from Dollar Farm Products by Robert Cohen, president, left, and Tommy Dollar, owner CEO, on the far right.

Special to The Post-Searchlight

After 37 years of dedication to Dollar Farm Products in Bainbridge, Jimmy King has decided to retire.

He started his career at Dollar Farm Products in 1960, driving a fertilizer spreader truck. He continued working with DFP each summer through August 1963, at which time he joined the National Guard.

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After his service in the Guard, he married and moved his family to Alabama for 13 years before coming back to Bainbridge.

He farmed for three years before returning to work for DFP in January 1976 as a full-time employee. He also aided in building DFP’s liquid fertilizer plant and was in charge of running it. He was promoted to supervisor of maintenance and oversaw daily activities on the yard. He is viewed by the company as having been an extreme asset to the company and he will be greatly missed by his DFP family.

Jimmy is married to Jeanelle Yates King and they have three children, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He will have plenty of things to keep him busy during his retirement. He enjoys farming his pecan orchard, fishing, hunting and fellowshipping with his friends and family. Jimmy and Jeanelle plan to do some traveling after the current pecan season ends.

Dollar Farm Products thanks Jimmy for his long-term dedication and wishes him all the best in retirement.