September 24, 1941 ~ November 24, 2012

Born in: Buncombe Co.,
Resided in: Leicester, NC

Fred Jesse King, Jr., 71, of Jones Road, Leicester, died Saturday, November 24, 2012, at his home. Junior was born September 24, 1941, in Buncombe County and was a son of the late Fred Jesse King, Sr., and the late Lissie Turner King. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Kathleen Worley. Mr. King was a long time employee of Three Mountaineers and Ethan Allen. He is survived by his wife, Mary Jones King; a step-son, Keith Cole; sisters, Gail Moore and her husband, Max, of Erwin, TN and Marie Ketner of Fairview; a brother, Wayne King and his wife, Sandra, of Leicester; a brother-in-law Clyde Worley of Leicester, three nieces and seven nephews. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Rev. Jimmy Page officiating. Burial will follow at Big Sandy United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made to the CarePartners Hospice Solace Center, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.

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  1. I am glad I met and knew Fred. I pray that God will comfort Mary and all of Fred’s family and friends and may Fred rest in peace.

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  2. So Sorry for the Loss of My Brother Inlaw Fred was a good man and we Know that we will meet him in a wonderful Place Called Heaven,,No more Pain or Suffering..God Bless My Sis Mary And all The Family, May God Wrap his arms around Her and Comfort Her..Wished all the Al Folks could be there But all of you are in Our Prayers..We Love you George,Marie,Carma,JoAnn:)

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  3. Mary,
    We just heard of Fred’s passing and we are so sorry for your loss. God will hold you and your family in his arms to comfort you in this time. If you need us please call let us know..
    Pam Wallen and Peggy Jones Guthrie

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  4. Mary, I am so sorry to see where Fred passed away.I am praying for you may God comfort you. If there,s anything I can do let me know.

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