Green King

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Green King, Jr., 81, of 27 S. Turkey Creek Rd., Leicester, died on Friday, January 15, 2010, at his home. Mr. King was born in Buncombe Co., and was a son of the late Green and Cordelia Sharpe King. He was preceded in death by a son, Ricky King, and sister, Rosalie. He worked as a truck driver for 37 years. He retired after 22 years of service with Carolina Freight Carriers. Mr. King enjoyed gardening, his pets, and working on old cars. He attended Leicester School, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Mr. King was a member of Beulah Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Gelene Jennings King; three daughters, Linda Lee and companion Joseph Vescovi, of Waynesville, Sharon King and Buck, of Florida, and Wanda Stines and husband Gilbert, of Arden; son, Larry King and wife Jean, of Marion; sisters, Virgie Sams and Wilma Franklin; brothers, Sanford, Clifford, Donald, and Robert King; 10 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday in the Patton Ave. chapel of Groce Funeral Home with CarePartners Hospice Chaplain Buddy Corbin, and the Rev. Chris Newcombe officiating. Interment will follow at Green Hills Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Warren Fieffer, Larry King, Gilbert Stines, Buck, Barry King, Daniel Martin, and Joseph Vescovi. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Flowers will be appreciated, or memorials may be made to CarePartners Hospice, P.O. Box 25338, Asheville NC 28813.

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  1. Gelene and Family;

    I want you to know how sorry I am about the passing of Junior. You both have meant so much to me over the years and especially this last year. You both were there for me during some very rough times. Daniel loved the both of you and we talked many times together on the phone. Gelene I am just a phone call away and I will do anything I can to be of help. Just know that Junior is in in a better place with your son Ricky, your sister Rita and with your brother Danny. I Love you and will keep you in my prayes as I know you have done the same for me. Love Vickie

  2. Our thoughts & prayers are with each of you, as well as our deepest sympathy. Jr. will truly be missed by family & long time friends.
    Bo & Ruby Grooms
    Charles & Jean Trantham

  3. We pray your hearts find comfort in this time of loss of your beloved family father. You are on our hearts and minds.

  4. My heart gos out too you all. I know that we well seee Jr again soon. Our parys are with each of you all. we love you all Gordon King and family

  5. To the Green King, Jr. Family:

    My deepest condolences for the lost of Green. I know this is a sad day for his family, and I understand how you must feel during these very trying time. Please know your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

    With deepest sympathies,
    Dr. Arlo Jennings

  6. I am so sorry for your loss.Each one of you are in my thoughts and prayers.If there is anything that i can do for you,PLEASE just let me know.

  7. my condolences goes out to the family of Mr. King. May the God of all comfort bring comfort to the family.
    (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)

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