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Harold Lewis King

Roanoke Valley, Virginia

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Judy and Family...I am so sorry for your loss. Some of my best childhood memories were made in the King house. I remember taking my girls to see Santa and the Easter Bunny because Mr.King was the best! He always treated me so good, and loved his family with a passion. I know he will be missed. Take care of each other, and may God Bless you!

Judy and family, I am truly sorry for your loss.

Thirty one years ago I had my first born. When he was nine months old I went to work part time at Evans Drug store near Crossroads Mall. Mr. King delivered mail in the surrounding area and was a regular, as were several of his coworker buddies. They would meet for morning and afternoon breaks to get their famous 5 cent cup of coffee. And every day for lunch too. I canned my very first tomatoes from tomatoes he gave me from his garden. My second child wouldn't sit on any other Santa's lap...

Mrs King, Judy and family, I always enjoyed talking gardening,fishing, and his time in the service with Mr King. He always had a good story to share. Judy, he was so proud of his family and mentioned you often. My prayers are with you all.

The family may not know me but Harold, Bill and I used to be buddies as I loved to bring my grandsons over ( I live just agross from Bill's house) Bill and Harold were impressed with my lawn mower, snow blade and other tools that they felt were not for women. They laughed at the fact that in Franklin County, it was normal to help on the farm regardless of sex of the driver :-).
I did not know until recently that Harold was ill but do want you to know that you are in our prayers and while...

I worked with Mr. King at Crossroads during Christmas for several years, He was so wonderful with the kids. I remember him being the only Santa who signed for the kids who were hearing impaired. He will always be the real Santa to me. I even have a pic with him and my dog Sue Lee. We snuck her into the mall one night and he was so generous with everyone who came by. Heaven is now blessed with the presence of Santa Clause.

Dear King Family,
Mr. King was one of the sweetest neighbors! Hard working, passion for his garden, early riser, ingenious, cheerful spirit, generous, always a story to share (my children enjoyed listening to them especially)...
We will miss him greatly.

Judy and Rodney: My sincerest sympathies on Mr. King's passing on to his very new and lovely home in Heaven. Hearing from Judy about her Dad I can only say that the warmth, love and invariable affection he gave his children made him a very unique parent. I'm certain he will make many in Heaven joyful by his care and gentle ways. Wish I had met him, but the personification of a daughter as the "Best Dad in the World" said it all. May the peace and serenity of the Lord carry you...


Harold's Obituaries

A much-loved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, son and brother, Harold Lewis King, 89, passed away peacefully at 1am, January 27, 2013 in Troutville, VA with family present. He was born April 15, 1923, in Tillery, North Carolina. He joined the US Navy in 1942 - 1946 and received...

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