Charles "Charlie" Jackson King


October 28, 1933 ~ June 12, 2024

Born in: Sandy Mush, North Carolina
Resided in: Asheville, North Carolina

Charles “Charlie” Jackson King, 90, passed away Wednesday, June 12, peacefully at his home in Asheville. He was born in Buncombe County on October 28, 1933 to the late Charlie E. King and Virgie Ball King.

Charlie was an Army veteran, and a graduate of Western Carolina University where he met and married his wife, Margaret Norton King. He worked in finance with Barclays American. Charlie and Margaret supported the Association of Retarded Citizens (ARC). He was a former member of Arden First Baptist Church and served as a deacon there for many years, but was a member of Boiling Springs Baptist Church at the time of his death. Charlie was an avid golfer, and he loved to set up the tee times and put the foursomes together for his golfing buddies.

In addition to his parents, Charlie was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret King; an infant sister; one brother, Edward Jesse “EJ” King Sr., and one sister, Shirley Gossett Roberts.

He is survived by his two daughters; Stephanie, of the home, and Sonya of Fletcher; one brother, Gerald (his wife Karon) as well as six nephews and four nieces that he loved.

Family and friends will gather to celebrate Charlie’s life at a visitation from 5:00 until 7:00 PM on Tuesday, June 18th at Groce Funeral Home’s Lake Julian location in Arden.

A Celebration Of Life to honor both Charlie and Margaret will be held starting at 10:00 AM on Saturday, June 29 at Ravenwood Estates off Old Concord Road (use 28 Sourwood Lane in Fletcher as your guide).

In lieu of flowers, please consider honoring his memory by making a donation to The ARC of Buncombe County, PO Box 1365, Asheville, NC 28802; or Four Seasons Hospice, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.


Visitation: June 18, 2024 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Room: Rhododendron / Dogwood Rooms

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704


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  1. Love you Sonya. I am wrapping you in my arms and sending you hugs and prayers. I’m here if and when you need me!

  2. Charlie and I attended school together. I enjoyed seeing him at our class reunions. My prayers are with the family.

  3. I just loved seeing Charlie and Margaret when they would bring Stephanie in for her dental appointments. They were such wonderful, kind folks. Although I had never met Sonya, I felt like I knew you as your Mom always talked about you. My thoughts and prayers go out to you both, Sonya and Stephanie.
    Kim Dawson

  4. Sonya,
    I am wrapping you up in my arms and heart right now. Losing our parents is so hard, especially when it’s so close together. Please reach out to me if there’s anything I can do for you. Love and prayers my friend

  5. I knew Charles. He came from a fine family. God bless the family. Gerald and I ran around together. God is faithful.

  6. Sonya and Stephanie, We are so sorry for your loss. Your dad and mom were very nice people. Charles helped me get a car one time , he was so helpful. May God bless all of the family. Praying for you. Love, Michael and Earlene Ball

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