OBITUARY

Daisy Ruth King

April 22, 1935January 10, 2021
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Daisy Ruth King, 85, passed away peacefully in her home on Sunday January 10, 2021. Daisy taught elementary school in Gaston County for over 35 years. She was passionate about teaching. She developed many life-long relationships with her students, even recently receiving a Christmas card from a student she taught in the 1960s. Daisy was a voracious reader and she also liked to crochet. She was an excellent cook and she enjoyed watching the Food Network. She was a Girl Scout leader. Daisy was also passionate about helping others. She supported many charities. She will be dearly missed by many. Daisy is the daughter of the late Gwendolyn (Joy) and Wyrick Marshall King. Her sisters Eunice (King) White and June Ann King and brothers, John Thomas King and Joseph King precede her in death.

Surviving Daisy are her nieces Cynthia Ann King, Gwen Lovelace, Elizabeth Teahan, Linda Kiser, Lisa Shearer, Kay Edwards and Susie Hotchkiss. Daisy help raise her great nieces, Kristin Marr and Anndrea Hall, they were like granddaughters to her. Their children, her great-great nieces and nephews, Levi, Colby, Dalton, Reese and Joy, are also grieving her loss. A Celebration of Life Service is scheduled for 2:00 PM on Thursday January 14th, 2020 at Carothers Funeral Home, 2205 Williamsburg Drive. The family will receive friends before the service beginning a 12:30 PM. A private family burial will follow. Pastor Sally Queen, of Myers Memorial United Methodist Church, will officiate and offer words of encouragement and hope to those that gather to remember Daisy’s life. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in Daisy’s name to the charity of your choice. Fond memories of Daisy and condolences for the family may be left at www.carothersfuneralhomegastonia.com.

The staff of Carothers Funeral Home at Gaston Memorial Park is honored to serve the King family.

Services

  • Receiving of Friends

    Thursday, January 14, 2021

  • Celebration of Life Service

    Thursday, January 14, 2021

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Becky Garner

January 14, 2021

Ruth was such a positive influence on so many of us growing up in our Faith family. Not only did Ruth willingly lead by example in many teaching areas, she provided support and offered encouragement to me personally and to so many others through the years. That’s not to say that she couldn’t also offer constructive criticism when needed .... but she accompanied such comments with a smile and most often a suggestion of how to find a different approach.

In later years at Faith, it was an interesting role reversal when I became Ruth’s Sunday School teacher. Talk about nervous -I was - but she, as usual, very positive about our reversed roles at this time in our lives.

Her Faith, her prayers and cards of caring, her love of family and friends, her treasure trove of stories from her years of teaching children all added to the experience of being friends with Ruth. I love her and respect her so much. We are all blessed to have known and been loved by our sweet friend, Ruth King.

I’m very sorry not to be there in person but I’m wrapping all of Ruth’s family - whom she loved so much - in virtual hugs. I will remember you in my prayers.

P.S. loved the photo display, especially the one photo of Ruth and June in rockers outside the Cokesbury store at Lake Junaluska. Goodness how they both loved being there!

Annette Cole

January 12, 2021

I just want to say in words .I am very sorry to the family for your loss .Its been years since I’ve seen her but every time I would see her she always had a beautiful smile .And I always had nice words to say .And her conversations were so interesting I could talk to her all day . I remember her as aunt Ruthie. Rest in peace sweet lady🙏🏻

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