January 23, 1930 ~ August 31, 2015

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

Gordon James King, 85, of Leicester, died Monday, August 31, 2015, at the John F. Keever Solace Center. A native of Buncombe Co., he was a son of the late Coy and Netter Ledbetter King. He was also preceded in death by sisters Vever Gregg, Gladys Nash, and Vernie Owens, and by brothers Curtis, Millard, Bill, and Lewis King. Mr. King retired from the North Carolina DOT in 1995, and was also a retired farmer. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Belvie Brown King; daughter, Jean King; sons, Neal King and wife Donna, and Max King and wife Linda; grandchildren, Cindy Meadows (Shane), Lisa Heatherly (Jeremy), James Freeman, Mike Freeman (Christy), Nicole Wright (Alan), Candace Moore (Michael), Reagan, Abbie, Karlee, Faith, and Destiny; 9 great-grandchildren; and sisters Venie Roberts and Viola Tweed. Funeral services for Mr. King will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday in the Patton Ave. chapel of Groce Funeral Home, with the Rev. Ervin Nash and the Rev. Ed Jennings officiating. Interment will follow at Jones Valley Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Jones Valley Cemetery Fund, c/o Sandra King, 141 Sandy Mush Rd., Leicester, NC 28748, or to CarePartners Hospice, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.

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  1. So sorry for your loss! He was a wonderful man who made a lasting impression on my life. I had a lot of respect for him! I will be praying for comfort for the family & friends.

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  2. I am so sorry for your loss; such a precious man that will be missed in so many ways!! You all will be in my prayers in this difficult times!

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  3. I am so sorry for the loss of one of my very favorite camping buddies. Wish I could be there with you during this time. Hope to visit with all of you in the very near future. Prayers to all from Bucky and me.

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  4. Love and Prayers. May God Bless and Comfort you during the loss of your Great Loved one. Many memories to share. We send our Love as we are unable to be with you because of sickness but our Prayers definitely. We Love your Dear Family. Trust God he will see you through.

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  5. What a sweet man heaven has gained! Every time I went to visit Lisa. It seemed like I would only show up if Gordon was busting wood & had the driveway block. He would just look at me & grin everytime. I always liked going & sittin with him & Belvie & just talking about old times. Gordon will truly be miss by all that knew him! So sorry about Gordon passing! Love & prayers!

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  6. Max and Linda – We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers will be with you during this sad time. May God give you and your family the peace that passes all understanding. With love, Pat & John Staigo (Deb\’s sister and brother-in-law).

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  7. Max and Family. Wanted you to know how sorry we were to hear about your Gordon. He was a good man. I always liked talking to him about farming, etc. May our Lord be with you all until you see him again soon. God bless.

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  8. Dear King Family, Bobby and I are so sorry for your loss. You all always made us feel so welcome in your home and he kept us laughing. Our prayers are with your family.

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