Hubert King

Friday, December 7, 1934 - Saturday, December 16, 2017

In Loving Memory

Photo of Hubert King  - 1934-2017

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


Condolences from family and friends


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Gail, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Ray remembers working with your dad at the mill. I will always remember him waving at me when he walked. I hope your precious memories of your dad will help ease your pain.
Jamie Davis
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.
Pisgah High School Class of 1975
Sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. You all will be in our thoughts and Prayers. Much love.
Dennis & Deborah Reed
We are truly sorry for your loss. Please know we are praying for comfort and peace to help during these dark days.
Debbie and Daniel Buchanan
I was so sorry to hear this. He was such a good man. The last wonderful thing he did for me was when my house burned down. He was right there being a support. He saved one of my photo albums when the fire fighters wouldn’t even try. He was sweet enough to give me some of his wife’s shoes when he saw I only had flip flops. It was October and he said I would be cold. He was an angel on earth and I will miss seeing him. My prayers are with you and I know you will miss him♥️
Renee Craige
My heartfelt condolences to your dear family.
Lisa Devlin Patten
Mr. King was an asset to the community and will be greatly missed. He made Worley Cove the beautiful place it is in more than one way. He was a friend. We are praying for you all during your loss.
Donnie Henson
I wish to express my deepest and sincerest condolences to the family. Words alone cannot ease the pain when grieving the loss of a love one. The Bible provides comfort during these difficult times. Revelation 21:3-4 states, "And he(GOD) will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away". May God give you comfort in your loving memories and in His promise that soon we will never experience losing our love ones we will be able to see them again once they are resurrected John 5:28-29. May these scriptures bring comfort and calmness of heart to you during the difficult days
The Rivers Family