OLD FORT

Mr. Bruce Allen King, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, passed away on Saturday, July 13, 2019, at his residence with his loved ones by his side.

Born in Port Townsend, Washington on January 9, 1948, he was the son of the late William and Betty Conner King. In addition to his parents, Bruce was preceded in death by one son, Brent King; and one sister, Brenda King Mears. A veteran of the United States Army, Bruce proudly served in the Delta Company 1/505 3rd Brigade 82nd Airborne. Prior to his health declining, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and watching NASCAR. Most of all, Bruce enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was a member of Oak Hill Baptist Church in Candler, North Carolina.

Left to cherish his precious memory are his loving wife of 33 years, Rhonda Cody King of the home; one daughter, Tyla King Willis (Cameron) of Marion; two brothers, Barry King (Amy) of Candler and Blake King (Beckie) of Raleigh; and his beloved brother-in-law, Jackie Mears. Bruce is also survived by his three grandsons, Triton Willis, Zak King and Levi King; beloved aunt, Gail Turner; one sister-in-law, Teresa Walker (Lance); and two brothers-in-law, Don Cody, Jr. and Darrin Cody.

A service to celebrate the life of Bruce will be held on Thursday, July 18, 2019, at 12:00 p.m., in the Chapel of Beam Funeral Service, with Chaplain Cy Miller and Pastor David Edwards officiating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., prior to the service. Interment will be held at 2:00 p.m., at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Black Mountain, following the service.

Military honors will be provided by the United States Army and the Yancey County Chapter 57 DAV.

Flowers are acceptable and appreciated. Those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mr. King's memory are asked to consider, Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, P.O. Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043, www.hocf.org.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff of Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, Luanne Walker and Chaplain Cy Miller for the extraordinary care they provided Bruce and his family while he was under their care.

Beam Funeral Service & Crematory is assisting the King family. For further information and/or to sign the online guestbook, please visit our website, www.beamfuneralservice.com, or call (828) 559-8111.

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