August 30, 1922 ~ June 30, 2003

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

MARION E. “BUD” KING Marion Edward “Bud” King, 80, of 81 Fairfax Avenue, Asheville, died Monday, June 30, 2003, at the Hospice Solace Center. Mr. King was born in Buncombe County and was a son of the late Ernest C. and Cora Miller King, Sr. He was also preceded in death by his wife Faye Miller King who died in 1986 and two brothers, Ernest King, Jr. and Jim King, both of Asheville. Mr. King was a veteran of the 3rd Infantry, US Army during WW II and was a former employee of M.B. Haynes Electric Co. He retired in 1985 from Pike Electric Co. and attended Grace Baptist Church. Surviving are one daughter, Pat Jones of Asheville; one son, Ronnie King of Leicester, three sisters, Barbara Luther, Betty Lister and Virginia Taylor, all of Asheville; four brothers, Bob, Fred and William King of Candler and Jerry King of Cleveland, GA; and two grandchildren, Christy Blankenship of Cary and Travis King of Leicester. A memorial service will be 5:00 PM Friday, July 11, 2003 in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with Charles Ballard officiating. Private burial will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. His family will receive friends at the funeral home immediately following the service. Memorials may be made to Mountain Area Hospice, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.

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  1. I loved and miss him,now he is with my mom and they are without pain.He tought me how to fish and hunt and that you have to work in order to have things.I miss the two.You never forget your Mom & Dad I miss them so much

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  2. I will always remember my Uncle Bud as the one that fished and hunted. I still remember fishing with him and my Dad. He always had the neatest old cars at his house. I will miss him. He is with my Aunt Fae now and I’m sure he is in good hands. Don

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  3. To the King family. My prayers are with you all at his time. May you know that God’s loving hands are around you now & forever more.

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  4. Pat, my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this time of sadness.
    God Bless!
    Love,
    Doris,Greg,Isaiah & Solomon

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  5. Uncle Bud was a good-hearted man who loved life & people. He never met a stranger! I’ll never forget his sense of humor. I regret not spending more time w/him. Love and Condolences to Pat & Ronnie,
    Sherry

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