January 26, 1941 ~ July 4, 2021

Born in: Haywood Co., NC
Resided in: Canton, NC

Robert Lewis King, 80, of Canton, passed away Sunday, July 4, 2021 at Maggie Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation.

A native of Haywood County born on January 26, 1941, he was the son of the late Earl G. King and Mease Hall King. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his grandparents, Will L. and Lura Stines King, and Lewis Pleass and Ida Scruggs Hall. He was a 1962 graduate of Canton High School.

Surviving are his devoted, loving wife of 52 years, Linda Sluder King; three sisters, Pat Smith (Raymond), Willie King and Betty Miller, all of Canton; one brother, Calvin King (Peggy) of Canton; several nieces and nephews; and sister-in-law, Kay Phillips (David).

Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 7 at Harmony Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Canton. Officiating will be Reverends Jeff King and David Scruggs. Interment will be at Mountain View Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery, 769 Alexander Rd., Alexander. Pallbearers will be Andy Conard, Jeremy Smith, Ed Hall, Alan King, Darrell Smith, Morris Mehaffey and Calvin Parham. Honorary pallbearers will be Doug Smith and David Smith.

Visitation will be on Tuesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue.

Flowers are appreciated, or donations may be made to Mountain View Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Becky Ponder, 15 Harbeck Dr., Weaverville, NC 28787.


Visitation: July 6, 2021 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


Funeral Service: July 7, 2021 2:00 pm

Harmony Groce Missionary Baptist Church
125 N. Hominy Rd.
Canton, NC 28716

Burial: July 7, 2021 3:00 pm

Mountain View Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery
Alexander Road
Alexander, NC 28701

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  1. My thoughts and prayers are with the family for the loss of Robert. Keeping you in my prayers. Gloria Netherland

    • Thank you for remembering me in my loss. I think of you & Conley often. If you still live at the same address as when we worked together, I would like to come & visit. If you would like to email me, my sister-in-laws email address is miller43bk@aol.com.

  2. My thoughts and prayers go out to Robert’s family. There are no words that can take the pain away. The pain Robert had he has no more. I know there will be a empty spot for in Heart for while or ever how long it takes. Just remember he will be watching over all of you and he would not want you to ask questions why did it have to happen to me. ❤

    • Thank you for remembering me in my loss. I would like to talk to you on the phone sometime, but don’t have your phone number. This is my sister-in-laws email address, if you would like to email me: miller43bk@aol.com. I think we have some things in common. Linda Sluder King


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