Harry Lee King

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June 22, 1950 ~ September 1, 2018

Resided in: Arden, North Carolina

Harry Lee King, 68, of Arden, passed away at his residence on Saturday, September 1, 2018. A native of Buncombe County, he was a son of the late Alda Todd King. He is survived by three daughters, Crystal King McMahan (Brandon), Cindy McMahon (Kevin) and April Payne (Ed); one son, Gary King (Betty); four grandchildren, Destinie (Weston), Addison, Colton and Amelia; his significant other, Mildred Ray; two sisters, Terry Silvers and Judy Thomas and one brother, Mike King. Harry was a true sports lover and was known as “Coach King” all throughout South Buncombe Youth Sports, as he coached football, baseball and basketball for many years. A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 PM on Sunday, September 9, 2018 in the Chapel of Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian. His family will receive friends at the funeral home immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, his family asks that memorial donations be made in his name to South Buncombe Youth Sports or to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (www.nationalmssociety.org).

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  1. So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all!!! May God give you comfort & peace in this time of sorrow.
    Jim & Claudette

  2. Harry your energy and smile were infecting. From a child to an adult you never missed the opportunity to hug me and show your unyielding love. You always lended a helping hand and valued young ones learning and developing a relationship with God. You mean so much to my family and our community and we will surely miss you here but I know you are in a better place spreading your cheer all throughout heaven.

  3. I will always remember the good times as a kid on holidays. Sad that these times have changed. Praying for all of you. Miss you.

  4. Family, we will all miss Harry. He was the one we turned to when a question came up that we didn’t have the answer to! May God be with you in this your time of sorrow…’?’?’?.

  5. Harry was always a good friend and person. Always willing to help a friend or ANYONE theater needed it. Prayers of comfort and peace in the coming days….

  6. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. Harry and I were both raised in the same West Asheville neighborhood justed two blocks away from each other as kids. We are the same age. We both attended the same schools together and after graduation, as young adults, we both worked at Magnavox Arden in the early 1970’s. Harry Lee will be sorely missed by all who knew his loving soul. May our Heavenly Father welcome Harry Lee into HIs eternal kingdom.

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