November 15, 1929 ~ February 9, 2010

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

James Howard King, 80, of Solomon Rd., Leicester, went to be with the Lord, and the love of his life, Pauline, on Tuesday, February 9, 2010, at Memorial Campus, Mission Hospitals. A native of Buncombe Co., Mr. King was the son of the late Connie Crawford and James Monroe King. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Russ King, who died in 2006. Mr. King had retired from Terminex. He was a member of Corinth Baptist Church. He is survived by his children, Linda King Riddle and husband Greg, of Swannanoa, Terry Sluder, of Weaverville, Jerry King and wife Judi, of Leicester, Diane King, of Florida, and Greg King and wife Cristie, of Mills River; step-children, Sylvia Gowing and husband Pete, of Leicester, J.T. Barber and wife Gloria, of Fletcher, and Frankie Woody and husband Joe, of Leicester; sister, Janice Barnes; 11 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren. A funeral service for Mr. King will be at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday at the Groce Funeral Home chapel on Patton Ave. with the Rev. Stan Willett officiating. Interment will follow at Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Greg Riddle, Joseph Austin, Chris Hyatt, Jeremy King, Ron Gowing, and Donald Burnette. His family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

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  1. Jessica & Family,

    I am so sorry to here about your loss. May you find comfort in knowing that your grandfather is with his heavenly father. If there is anything I can do please let me know.

    Your in my thoughts and prayers,

  2. Jean & Jessica,
    Our thoughts and prayers are now, and have been with your family during this time. I went to school with James and his brothers and sisters and even named my daughter, Janice, after his sister Janice 63 years ago. In Lovig Memory,
    Kathleen Hendricks & Casey Nash


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