First Posted: 8/21/2009
MOUNT AIRY Mr. George Wallace King, 86, of 1528 W. Pine St., Mount Airy, passed away Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009, at the Joan and Howard Woltz Hospice Home. He was born Aug. 14, 1923, in Surry County to the late Wilburn and Annie Thacker King. He was a member of Round Peak Masonic Lodge. He was employed at Mount Airy Furniture Company for 45 years. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army. He saw action in Germany, France and Belgium with the 78th division 903 Artillery Headquarter. He loved the outdoors, camping, hunting and fishing with his friends, Walter Leach, Jack Smith, Edd East, the late Herman Haynes, and Dr. Lloyd Grimes. On June 11, 1948, he was married to Martha Daphne Goins King of the home. He is survived by his wife; four daughters and two sons-in-law, Brenda and Phil George of High Point, Karen and Larry Frye of Stone Mountain, Ga., Jill King of King and Jan Powell of Morrisville; six granddaughters and three spouses, Jennifer and Rob Nowicki, Stephanie and Newell Edenfield, Natalie Frye, Emily and Jared Jessee, Courtney George and Brooke Johnson; a grandson, Hunter Johnson; two great-grandchildren, Addison Nowicki and Rede Jessee; a brother, J.C. King of Mount Airy; four sisters-in-law, Shirley Simmons, Nell King, Ann King and Ruby Midkiff King; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Mr. King was preceded in death by a sister, Hazel Kuykendall; and four brothers, Vance King, Jim King, Tom King and Harry W. King. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009, at Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery. Full Masonic Burial Rites will be conducted at the graveside by Round Peak Masonic Lodge #616 and full Military Rites will be conducted by Memorial Honor Guard Post 2019 Mount Airy and Post 9436 Pilot Mountain. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Moody Funeral Home of Mount Airy. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Oxford Orphanage, 600 College St., Oxford, NC 27565; Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care, 401 Technology Lane, Suite 200, Mount Airy, NC 27030; or to Antioch Baptist Church, 137 Antioch Ave., Mount Airy, NC 27030. Online condolences may be made at moodyfuneralservices.com.