GREENSBORO - Billy "Bill" Rich King, 74, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at his home surrounded by his family. He was a native of Alamance County and the husband of 55 years to Mary Leonard King, who survives.
Bill retired after more than 30 years with Exxon Mobile as a fleet superintendent. He was a member of Sun Tree Methodist Church in Melbourne, Fla., where he was actively involved in Habitat for Humanity before moving to Greensboro to be near his family. Bill attended Oak Ridge Military Academy and Elon University before pursuing his career with Exxon Mobile. He enjoyed gardening and was an avid sportsman who loved the outdoors. Bill was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother.
Survivors include his wife, Mary L. King of the home; sons, Steven Craig King and wife, Susan, of San Bernardino, Calif., and Richard King and wife, Deanna, of McLeansville; daughter, Robyn K. Myrick of Greensboro; grandchildren, Matt King, Maegan King, Alex King, Sam and Jack Myrick; sister, Jean C. Garrison and husband, Vernon, of Burlington; 5 nieces and nephews and several great-nieces and nephews; special aunt, Evelyn King Smith of Burlington and a special uncle, Elbridge Boswell of Burlington, also his faithful companion "Cocoa." He was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar Lee King and Eva Page King; and brothers, Robert L. King and G. Ervin King.
A service to celebrate his life will be held Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at Lowe Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Norman Harris. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the funeral home and continuing with light refreshments at the home of his sister, Jean Garrison in Grand Oaks.
Memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro, 2500 Summit Ave., Greensboro, NC 27405.
You may sign the online register book at www.lowefuneralhome.com