James Lee King, 81, of Elkin, NC and formerly of Fremont, OH, passed away Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at Joan and Howard Woltz Hospice Home in Dobson, NC. He was born October 14, 1936 in Fremont, OH to Howard and Bessie (Dewiel) King.
Jim served in the US Navy from February 10, 1956 to February 26, 1960 received the Good Conduct Medal. He married Faye Byers on August 19, 1961 and she survives.
Jim worked as a welder and millwright at Carbo Forge until he retired. He was a member of the V.F.W., former National Threshers Association, North Carolina Blacksmiths Association and North Carolina Bee Keykeepers Association. He restored steam engines and was a highly skilled blacksmith. He enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family and grandchildren.
Jim is survived by his wife, Faye King, Elkin, NC; sons, James (Tina) King, Wilkesboro, NC, Jay King, Fremont, OH; daughters, Lori (Barbara Fox-King) King, Milan, OH and LeeAnn (Shane) Walker, Jonesville, NC; grandchildren, Taylor King, Brandon King, Thomas King, Amia Walker, Gauge Walker, Travis Wall and Hayden Fox.
In addition to his parents, Mr. King was preceded in death by sisters, Bessie King, Luella “Judy” Szymanowski and Margaret Bland; and a brother, Charles King.
Visitation: Monday from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E. State St, Fremont, OH.
Celebration of Life: Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 11:00 am at the funeral home with Rev. Timothy Edwards officiating.
Burial: Oakwood Cemetery with military honors conducted by the American Legion and V.W.F.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Joan and Howard Woltz Hospice Home, 945 Zephyr Road, Dobson, NC 27017.
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Mitch and Harley Antesky
Jim and family, I never got to know your father but I know he raised a great son and so much more. Our thoughts are with the entire family.
Sympathy & prayers
Carol Byers Smith
Aunt Faye and family,
I’m so sorry to hear of Uncle Jim’s passing. My prayers are with all of you.
Carol Sue (Byers) Smith
joyce and ken schneider
JIM Our deepest sympathies and prayers go out to you and your family during this time of deep loss. We will keep you in our thoughts.
Joyce and Ken Schneider
Todd B Parish
so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. enjoyed our years together at Carbo. He was always a great story teller. Thoughts and prayers to his family.
Norma (Dennis) Johnson
To The Family of James King, I only knew Mr. King through the beautiful stories that his daughter Lori shared. My niece Barb also told me what a kind man Jim was. From all of the pictures that were shared, I can see Jim was a hard working man, with incredible kind eyes. A man who first adored his wife, and then, one by one as their children were born. The family grew more as the kids married and gave Jim grandkids. I can tell Jim is someone I would have loved to meet. I will be praying for your family as you try to find a new normal for your lives. May you find comfort knowing that Jim’s life continues through the memories and stories each one of you share about Jim. Much LOve
Sorry to hear of your dads passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Mary Jo Foos
Hi Jim and Tina! Just happened to be looking for a friend’s obit and saw your dad’s obit here.
So sorry for your loss.
Thinking of you!
Mary Jo and PJ Foos