In Loving Memory
Canton- A man who will forever be remembered as a devoted husband, a good father, a wonderful papaw and a man who truly cared about others, Charles Hubert King, of Worley Cove Road, passed away Saturday, December 16, 2017 only nine days after being blessed with his 83rd birthday.
Mr. King was born December 7, 1934 in Buncombe County to the late Ernest L. King and the late Margie King and was raised with a large and loving family. Hubert was a 1952 graduate of Leicester High School and many of the friendships that he made throughout his younger years have remained an important part of his life. Mr. King’s first employment began at 17 years of age when he went to work with The Company Store in Canton and later he became employed with Champion Paper and Fibre Company / Champion International where he retired with 45 years of dedicated service. Hubert had made his home in the North Hominy Community of Canton where he was well known and will always be remembered for his friendly and kind way. He was very active in all community events and was always busy helping family, friends and neighbors with any special project that might need a helping hand. Hubert was an avid bowler and he also enjoyed traveling. He and his beloved wife, Peggy were able to have the opportunity to visit all 50 states and 3 foreign countries. Happy and wonderful memories for Mr. King were being present at many of the church activities held at Ridgeway Baptist Church in Candler. For the past several years the Manna FoodBank project has been an important part of Hubert’s life. He volunteered endless hours helping with this important food project which is dedicated to helping feed and provide nourishment with hope and diginity to people in the community. Hubert was also a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, helping to construct several habitat houses for families in the area.
Charles Hubert King was a man who should be an example for each of us to follow. He followed the golden rule of always doing unto others as we would have them do unto us. He loved his family and cared about all mankind. He was truly a good man.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Willis King of 48 years, who passed away in 2003; brothers, Jack and Clyde King; sisters, Evelyn Chapman and Doris King; a nephew, Clifton King and also a niece, Carol Chapman Paxton.
Left to cherish his memory are his son, Charles Leslie King and Sheila of Candler and his daughter, Gail Housley and Terry of Canton; grandchildren, Zach Holder and Meggie of Florence, Montana and Jennifer Barfield and Jason of Canton and a special great-granddaughter, Lexi; sisters, Reva King (Leo) King of Waynesville and Eva Worley ( Doug) of Old Fort; brothers, William King (Earlene) of Kings Mountain, Wayne King of Leicester and Hurley King (Melinda) of Leicester; sisters –in-law, Martha King of Canton and Christine King of Leicester; 19 nieces and nephews and numerous great-nieces and nephews and a multitude of friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Monday, December 18, 2017 at Ridgeway Baptist Church in Candler. Pastor Jackie Collins and Pastor Doug Worley will be officiating. Entombment will be in The Horizon Mausoleum at Crawford / Ray Memorial Gardens in Clyde. The family will be receiving friends at the church one hour prior to the funeral service.
In remembrance of Mr. King his family would like to offer everyone the opportunity to bring a non-perishable food item to the church to share with people in need during this season of giving.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the North Hominy Community Center, c/o Sandy Thomas, 47 Fieldcrest Drive, Canton, NC 28716.
Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the King family