LtCol Ben W. King, age 87, USMC, died May 9, 2023 in Hilton Head, SC after a long battle with heart failure.\n\nMr. Ben King was preceded in death by his wife, Lucy, and his daughter, Selina. He is survived by his son, Ben Jr. He also had four loving grandchildren: Crystal, Shauna, Emily and Benjamin.\n\nMr. King is a veteran of the Vietnam War. For his service, he earned a Rifle Marksman Badge, Pistol Sharpshooter Badge, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal (w/ 1 star), Presidential Unit Citation, Meritorious Unit Commendation (w/ 1 star), Navy Unit Commendation, Vietnam Service Medal (w/ 1 star), Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation Gallantry Cross Color (w/ palm). He served honorably in the Marines, achieving the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.\n\nMr. King's experience in the Marines played a very important role in his life. He frequently pointed out that the Marines taught him the value of discipline, teamwork and investing in a cause larger than himself. He supported numerous veterans' groups and multiple causes throughout his life.\n\nA visitation will be held on Monday, May 15, 2023 at 9:30 am. at Anderson Funeral Home, followed by a graveside service at 11:00 a.m. at Beaufort National Cemetery with full military honors.\n\nAnderson Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.