Arnold Douglas King

arnold king

January 29, 1944 ~ September 15, 2001

Resided in: Leicester, NC

Arnold Douglas King, 57, of 537 Old Newfound Road, Leicester, died Saturday, September 15, 2001, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Mr. King was born in Buncombe County and was a preceded in death by his parents, Wilkie Charles and Artie McElreath King and by a sister, Frankie King Prestwood. He was a 1963 graduate of Erwin High School and was a former coach of basketball and football with the Erwin Youth League. He was an avid golfer and was frozen food manager at Ingle’s supermarket at Innsbrook Mall.

He is survived by one son, Tracy D. King and his wife Lisa of Leicester; one sister, Hilda Gatch of Weaverville; two brothers, Herbert King and Wilburn R. King of Leicester; and nieces and nephews, Gary and Teresa Prestwood, Douglas and Tommy King, Kathryn Blackwell, Shane and Nicholas Meadows, and Shelley and Mark Henderson.

A memorial service will be at 12:00 noon Tuesday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. J. Derrill Smith officiating.

His family will receive friends immediately following the service and request that in lieu of flowers memorials be made to the New York City Disaster Relief Fund in Care of the American Red Cross, 100 Edgewood Road, Asheville, NC 28804.

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  1. My deepest sympathy to your family.
    I was a classmate of Arnold and I remember him from the class of 1963.

  2. my thoughts and prayers are with you all. I am a friend of his brother Herb King. I am truly sorry .

  3. We’ll never forget seeing you drive your lawnmower to the Country Food Store for gas. You will be sadly missed,Mr.King.

  4. My Deepest Sympathy …..I’m sorry I did’nt get to meet him but Tracy tells me he was a heck of a man and father.

  5. Tracy-

    Again let me offer my condolences. May God bless you and your family in your time of need.


  6. I met Arnold 20 years ago, it seems yesterday.I will always remember his generous spirit. If he was your friend he would do anything for you, give you anything with no hesitation.

  7. Tracy and Lisa, my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family in this time of sadness. He will never be truly gone if you keep your memories of him in your heart!

  8. To Tracy, Lisa and your family~My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  9. For many years I saw Mr. King as I shopped at Ingles and he always had a smile and a hello. He helped make the Innsbruck Ingles feel like a neighborhood store, not a faceless supermarket. I’ll miss seeing him there.

  10. Gary, and Family.
    We will sure miss Arnold as
    a friend for over 20 yrs.
    Our prayers and thoughts go
    out to you in this time of

    Ted and Family

  11. I did not know mr king but I know his son Tracy. If tracy is anything like his dad then the world lost one great guy. My prayers and thoughts are with you all at this time.

  12. Lisa&Tracy! We love you with all our hearts and will be here for you through joys and sorrows ‘MOM’ ‘POP’

  13. Tracy, I know you will miss your pop, and I will miss my brother,if you need me for anything at all, please call me. Uncle Wilburn

  14. Tracy & Lisa…

    It is so hard to find the words that express just how sorry I am. I wish that I had had a chance to meet your ‘Pop’, Tracy. Please know that you are all in my heart and in my prayers.

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