Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life; he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this.
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Mr. Benjamin King, affectionately called “Ben”, was born in Iredell County on November 13, 1930, and was the son of the late Baxter King and Gertrude Flippins King. He departed this life at his home on Monday, January 13, 2020, following an extended illness.
He was educated in the Iredell County Schools and served with the United States Army where he was honorably discharged. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Gracy Hill King; four brothers, Flake King, Charlie King, Marcelles King, and Carl King; four sisters, Rosie Mull, Dorothy King, Josephine Turner and Catherine King Moore.
He leaves to cherish the memory of his life, two sons, Virgil King and Marvin King, both of the home; three grandchildren, Denise Michelle Adams of Statesville, Marvin King, Jr. of Bennettsville, SC and Quadir Glaspy of Statesville; one great grandchild, Nakirah Adams of Statesville; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Funeral service will be held at Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 1:00 pm. Visitation will be from 12:30 until 1:00 pm.. Pastor Henry Steele will officiate and burial will follow in the Veterans Section of Belmont Cemetery. Visit the book of memories for Mr. Benjamin King at www.rutlegeandbigham.com. Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home is serving the King family.