May 7, 1926 ~ October 16, 2012

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

William C. "Bill" King, 86, of Liberty Road, Candler, died Tuesday, October 16, 2012, at Pisgah Manor. Mr. King was born May 7, 1926 in Buncombe Co., and was a son of the late Ernest and Cora King. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Betty C. King; brothers Jerry, Bud, Jim, and Ernest "June" King; and grandson Brent King. Mr. King was a lifelong resident of Enka-Candler. He retired from Enka/BASF in 1988 after 35 years and 8 months. In his retirement, he enjoyed taking tickets at Enka High School athletic events for DAP Security. He was baptized at Oak Hill United Methodist Church on April 15, 1962. Bill was a Veteran of WWII. He served in Co. B 532nd-EVSR, overseeing construction, logistics, and engineering. He was honorably discharged November 17, 1948, at the rank of Staff Sergeant. Surviving are his children Bruce King and wife Rhonda of Old Fort, Brenda Mears and husband Jackie of Asheville, Barry King and wife Amy of Candler, and Blake King and wife Rebecca of Raleigh; grandchildren Mark Jarvis, Melana Jarvis, Tyla King, Cody King, Austin King, and Meghan King; great-grandchildren Zak, Levi, Caleb, and Jordan; brothers Bob and Fred; and sisters Barbara, Betty, and Virginia. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Rev. Joe Tarpley and the Rev. Enoch Ball, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Oak Hill United Methodist Church, 277 Oak Hill Rd., Candler, NC 28715.

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  1. My sincerest sympathy & prayers are being offered during these difficult days to your entire family. Just remember, the last breath on this earth means the first breath in our heavenly home with our Loving Savior. My Love and Prayers to all. God Bless & Comfort you with His Loving Arms. Dianne King Lunsford & Family

  2. Bobby, I am sorry for the loss of your brother. May you and your family find your comfort in the Lord. May you feel his embrace as only he can give.
    In Christ, Gail Brookshire

  3. Bob,

    You have my deepest sympathies for the loss of your brother. You know you and your family are in my prayers. May the Lord grant you his grace and peace.
    God Bless. Ken.

  4. Brenda,Bruce,Barry,Blake and all the family; we are so sorry for the loss of your Dad he was such a joy to so many people and we know he will be truly missed by all.Love and prayers go out to you.

  5. Dear Cody and entire King family, We are sorry to learn of the loss of your Papaw. Our family will have you all in thoughts and prayers. We hope that you will find Peace in such a difficult part of life…Witt, Lauren, Rick & Charemon Pinkerton

  6. Brenda, Keith and I are so sorry to hear about your Daddy. Please know that you and your family are in our hearts and prayers.

  7. Dear Brenda, Blake, and all,
    Our Sympathy goes out to you all
    at this time. Bill was one of our
    favorite people and we know you
    will miss him. Our prayers are
    with you at this time.
    The Cato family

  8. Dear Bruce,Rhonda,and Tyla:
    You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless and keep you in His arms during these sad times. Much love to all of you,

  9. Dear, Bruce, Ronda& Tyla. you are in our thoughts and prayers! god bless you! Just know he is in a better place! we love you and are here for you! Steve & Billie Lance & Tiffany

  10. I am saddened to hear the news of your father’s passing Bruce. You know I cherish you, Rhonda and Tyla. Please accept my sincere sympathy. You and your family are in my prayers.

  11. to the King family,
    so sorry to hear about your loss. Just know that he in a better place, even though you will miss his pressence. worked with bill quite a few years. Sure will miss him. you will be in my thoughts and prayers, . Charles Christy

  12. Dear Brenda, Jackie and the family of ‘Bubbie’.
    We are sorry to learn of your loss and know your heart is broken.
    Our sincere thoughts and sympathy are with all of you during this sad time. I am sure he is in heaven with your Mother, and all is well.
    Myra Ramsey and Randy Lance


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