April 5, 1927 ~ August 19, 2000

Born in: Buncombe County,
Resided in: Lecester, NC

Don Young King, 73, of 3 Desaree Drive, Leicester, died Saturday, August 19, 2000. A native of Buncombe County, he was a son of the late Ed C. and Gertrude Aldridge King. He was a farmer and served in the Navy during WWII. He also worked at American Enka for 10 years and Southern Dairy for 10 years. He was preceded in death by a brother, Wayne A. King. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Louise Radcliffe King; two daughters, Donna Karan Ragan of Leicester and Carolyn K. Israel of Weaverville; two sisters, Helen Milligan of Texas and Blanche Brown of Clyde; four grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Funeral services will be 11:00 am Monday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Revs. Bill Gillespie and Charlie Freeman officiating. Burial will be at Payne’s Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery. His family will receive friends from 4:00 - 6:00 pm Sunday at the funeral home.

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  1. Carolyn and family I am very sorry about your Father and you and your family have my sympathy, I will be thinking of you during your grief. Love you Glenda Cannon

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