Carl Stanley King
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Carl Stanley King, of Raleigh, died on June 13, 2013. Carl was born on February 9, 1934 in Salisbury, N.C. to the late Clayborne Stanford King and Vivian Kester King.
Mr. King had a distinguished life most of which he spent in the United States Army retiring in 1983 as a Lieutenant Colonel. He received a Bachelor's degree in 1955 from Lenoir Rhyne College (now University), a Master's of Divinity Degree from the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in 1958 and a Master's of Arts in Sociology from Long Island University in 1972. He did his doctoral studies at Arizona State University, Temple, AZ and other studies at George Washington University in Washington, DC.
In 1958, he was ordained by the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of NC and served as Pastor of Mt Zion and New Bethel Lutheran Churches in Richfield, NC and as organizer and the first Pastor of St Thomas Lutheran Church, Charlotte, NC. He entered the Army Reserves in 1962 and was ordered to active duty in 1963 as a Chaplain. During his military career he attended the US Army Chaplain Basic School in 1963 and the US Army Chaplain Advanced Course at Fort Hamilton, NY, in 1972. In addition, he graduated from the US Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, KS, in 1975. He served at Army Bases in Arkansas, Virginia, Alaska, South Carolina, Arizona and New Mexico. He had two Tours of duty in Korea and a combat Tour in Vietnam. He was decorated by the military receiving two Bronze Stars, an Air Medal for Combat Operations, two Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal and the Korean Defense Service Medal. The Republic of Vietnam decorated him three times including an Honor Medal, First Class, for bravery.
Following his military career, he was employed with The Arizona Department of Corrections and moved to Raleigh where he became an Investigator for the Equal Employment Security Commission, retiring in 1995 for health reasons.
Mr. King is survived by, his wife of 58 years, Harriette Collins King; his daughter Elizabeth C. King; his brother William J. King (Cynthia); brothers-in-law, Hume S. Collins (Janette) and Michael L. Collins (Sondra); 5 nieces, 3 nephews, 5 great nieces and 1 great, great nephew. He was predeceased by his daughter, Patricia L. King.
A memorial service to celebrate Mr. King's life will be held Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 2:00 pm at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 1701 E. Millbrook Rd., Raleigh NC 27609. Inurnment will be at Salisbury National Cemetery on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 1:00 pm with full military honors.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675
Condolences may be sent to the family at www. BrownWynne.com
Published in The News & Observer on June 18, 2013