Charles Robert King Sr., of Christiansburg, passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor A. King; children, Charles King Jr., Joe and Angi King, Donald and Alicia King, and Brenda Baker; stepchildren, Ralph and Kathy Johnston, John and Evonna Johnston; two special grandsons, Jackson Johnston and Jacob King; nine grandchildren; one great- grandchild; two stepgrandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren; as well as brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Charlie and his father had a local trucking company and a local Gulf service station in Christiansburg and enjoyed many years serving the community with these businesses. Charlie served as an active member of the Christiansburg Life Saving Crew for over 20 years, having obtained his life membership with the crew in 1973. Two of those 20 years he served as Captain.
The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, in the Horne Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Gary McCoy and Mr. Grover Nixon officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Cemetery. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the funeral service commencing.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Charlie's name to Christiansburg Volunteer Rescue Squad, 10 East Main Street, Christiansburg, VA 24073, to the Riner Volunteer Rescue Squad, P. O. Box 858, Riner, VA 24149, or to the Montgomery County Humane Society, 1183 Flanagan Drive, Christiansburg, VA 24073. Online condolences may be left by visiting www.hornefuneralservice.com