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Fred H. King, 87

Fred H. King, 87

Fred H. King, 87, of Hendersonville died Thursday, Oct. 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 – 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3 at Shuler Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, 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 Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

An online guest book and sympathy card are available at

Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.