Fred H. King

June 19, 1926 - October 31, 2013
Fred H. King

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Fred H. King, 87, of Hendersonville died Thursday, October 31, 2013.

He was a son of the late Will and Carrie King and husband of the late Frances Pool King, his wife of 59 years

Mr. King served in the Army during World War II and graduated from Western Carolina University. He was a high school teacher and coach at Andrews High School, Marion Junior High School, Old Fort High School, Cherryville High School and East Henderson High School, retiring in 1984. Mr. King had resided in Henderson County for 40 years.

He is survived by his children, Douglas King and wife, Susan; Donna King; David King and wife, Linda; and Dennis King; grandchildren, Jared King and wife, Shawna; Kristin Kirby and husband, Todd; Tonya Turner; and Greg Gilbert; and great-grandchildren, Joshua King, Joseph King, Samantha King, Dustin Callahan and wife, Danika, and Laci Turner and husband, Chris.

The family will receive friends from 2 ñ 4 PM Sunday, November 3 at Shuler Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 11 AM Monday, November 4 at the West Marion United Methodist Church (632 Stroud Street, Marion, NC). The Reverend Philip Steppe will officiate. Burial with Military Honors will follow the service in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Childrenís Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


Monday, November 4, 2013
12:00 AM

West Marion United Methodist Church - Directions
632 Stroud Street
Marion, NC 28752

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  • November 01, 2013
    Jim and Anita Wages says:
    Coach King will always be remembered as one of our favorite teachers.He had a personality that was always the same. Our sympathy to his family. Rest in Peace Coach.

  • November 01, 2013
    Eddie Anderson says:
    Donna, I am very sorry to hear of the passing of your dad! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!! Warm Regards, Eddie

  • November 02, 2013
    Carolyn Andrews says:
    My condolences to the family of Coach King. He touched and inspired many young adults while a teacher and coach at Marion Jr. High.

  • November 02, 2013
    Dave Hogan says:
    I fondly remember coach King from Andrews. My present day love of the game of baseball can largely be traced back to listening to coach King talk about the game when I was one of his students. Dave Hogab Johnson City, Tn

  • November 02, 2013
    Jerry Fish Lonon says:
    I was Captain of Coach Kings first Marion Jr High team. He was a fine man and taught me alot about life and athletics. He made the world a better place and men like him are treasures on Earth!