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OBITUARY

Robert Glenn "Bob" King

December 9, 1930July 12, 2019

Robert Glenn “Bob” King, 88, of Randleman, left his earthly life for his heavenly home after an extended illness on Friday, July 12, 2019. He passed at home, surrounded by his family.

Bob was the son of the late O.J. King and Maude Wall King and was also preceded in death by his beloved wife of 54 years, Juanita Allred King; sisters, Margaret Merrill and her husband, Chuck Merrill, Marjorie Routh and her husband, Sylvan Routh; sister-in-law, Doris King; and niece, Donna Routh Williams.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, daughter, Kathy Rollins and son-in-law Joey Rollins of Randleman; granddaughters Jenny Munro and husband, Mike, Taylor Hayes and husband, Patrick of Greensboro; great granddaughter, Georgia Katherine Hayes and great grandson, Griffin James Munro; brother, Oscar King of Liberty; “adopted” daughter, best buddy and caregiver, Martha Hall; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Bob was born and raised in Grays Chapel and a proud graduate of Grays Chapel School, Class of 1948, of which he was president. He served his beloved country in the United States Marine Corps, 1951-1954 in Amphibious Reconnaissance, spending most of his time served on a submarine in the Mediterranean Sea. He went on to work at Amp Inc. for 25 years.

Bob was a faithful member of Worthville United Methodist Church. He was an avid gardener and wood worker, always growing vegetables to share with family and friends. Many of his hand crafted pieces he shared with others and used a lot to add more beauty to his yard and home and as gifts to his family. He loved the wildlife around his home. In his last months of life, he eagerly watched for his neighbor, Chad Crozier’s homing pigeons to fly each morning. This brought him much joy. Bob himself loved flying, obtaining a student’s flying license. But his greatest joys were his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. “Papaw Bob” never missed a birthday party, school event, ballgame, cheerleading competition, “Trick or Treat”, Thanksgiving, Christmas or Easter celebration. He also loved NASCAR and attended many races during the 70s and 80s. And he and daughter, Kathy, loved to boast that they traveled across the state many times, attending every Randleman Tigers football game through all 3 of their state championship seasons. He was an honest, descent, soft spoken man who truly lived the Golden Rule.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at Worthville United Methodist Church prior to the service, from 12:00 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. A celebration of life will be held at Worthville United Methodist Church on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 1:30 p.m., conducted by Rev. Abraham Kim. Burial, with military honors provided by the Randolph County Honor Guard will follow the service at Randolph Memorial Park.

The family wishes to extend their love and gratitude to Kindred At Home and Hospice of the Piedmont for their wonderful love and care during Bob’s long illness and struggles to get well. They would also like to thank caregivers, Toni Whitley and Tammy Montgomery and Bob’s wonderful church family.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made in Bob’s memory to Worthville United Methodist Church, 1212 Worthville Road, Randleman, NC 27317.

Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at www.LoflinFH.com.

Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty is honored to serve Bob’s family.

  • FAMILY

  • O.J. King, Father (deceased)
  • Maude Wall King, Mother (deceased)
  • Juanita Allred King, Wife (deceased)
  • Margaret Merrill, Sister (deceased)
  • Chuck Merrill, Brother-in-law (deceased)
  • Marjorie Routh, Sister (deceased)
  • Sylvan Routh, Brother-in-law (deceased)
  • Doris King, Sister-in-law (deceased)
  • Donna Routh Williams, Niece (deceased)
  • Kathy Rollins, Daughter
  • Joey Rollins, Son-in-law
  • Jenny Munro, Granddaughter
  • Mike Munro, Grandson-in-law
  • Taylor Hayes, Granddaughter
  • Patrick Hayes, Grandson-in-law
  • Georgia Katherine Hayes, Great Granddaughter
  • Griffin James Munro, Great Grandson
  • Oscar King, Brother
  • Bob also leaves behind his “adopted” daughter, best buddy and caregiver, Martha Hall; and many nieces, nephews, and friends to cherish his memory.
  • DONATIONS

  • Worthville United Methodist Church

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, July 16, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Memories

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John Gunter

July 21, 2019

Kathy, Joey, and girls I was so sorry to hear about Bob. He was the nicest man I know. Bob was one of the most talented men I know and he loved to make things for his family. When he use to come to my shop he loved to tell me about his girls and what was going on with them. I know this is a great loss for all of you, but I will be praying for all of you. Sorry I was unable to come to funeral ,but I was out of town. I also miss your mom as I know you do, but they are rejoicing together in heaven now. John Gunter

Ellen Luck

July 15, 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with all the family at this time. Bob was such a nice man. Always saw him with a smile on his face. Love to all the family. Ellen Carter Luck

Anne McFadyen

July 15, 2019

Kathy and Joey, our prayers are with you and the girls as you say your goodbyes to Uncle Bob. He will be missed but he and Aunt Juanita are together again.

Gail Emerson

July 15, 2019

Mr. King was a very special man. I have known him for years and never heard him complain. I never heard him say anything bad about anyone. He will be missed. God has truly gained another angel. Praying for the family.

Judy McMillan Duncan

July 15, 2019

Oscar, Larry and Anne, my prayers are with you and your families.

Judy McMillan Duncan

Wendy Hagerty

July 15, 2019

So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. I have lots of special memories of spending time at your house with him. Prayers to you and your family.

Millie Simmons

July 15, 2019

Cathy - I am so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. I will always remember him as one of the kindest men I've ever known. I send prayers, blessings and love to you. - Millie Simmons

Martha Hall

July 13, 2019

It was an honor to help take care of Bob along with Cathy, Jenny, Taylor..He never complained through his failing condition.Wednesday night he reached up his arms and said I wanta go see Jesus!!

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Biography

Robert Glenn “Bob” King, 88, of Randleman, left his earthly life for his heavenly home after an extended illness on Friday, July 12, 2019. He passed at home, surrounded by his family.

Bob was the son of the late O.J. King and Maude Wall King and was also preceded in death by his beloved wife of 54 years, Juanita Allred King; sisters, Margaret Merrill and her husband, Chuck Merrill, Marjorie Routh and her husband, Sylvan Routh; sister-in-law, Doris King; and niece, Donna Routh Williams.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, daughter, Kathy Rollins and son-in-law Joey Rollins of Randleman; granddaughters Jenny Munro and husband, Mike, Taylor Hayes and husband, Patrick of Greensboro; great granddaughter, Georgia Katherine Hayes and great grandson, Griffin James Munro; brother, Oscar King of Liberty; “adopted” daughter, best buddy and caregiver, Martha Hall; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Bob was born and raised in Grays Chapel and a proud graduate of Grays Chapel School, Class of 1948, of which he was president. He served his beloved country in the United States Marine Corps, 1951-1954 in Amphibious Reconnaissance, spending most of his time served on a submarine in the Mediterranean Sea. He went on to work at Amp Inc. for 25 years.

Bob was a faithful member of Worthville United Methodist Church. He was an avid gardener and wood worker, always growing vegetables to share with family and friends. Many of his hand crafted pieces he shared with others and used a lot to add more beauty to his yard and home and as gifts to his family. He loved the wildlife around his home. In his last months of life, he eagerly watched for his neighbor, Chad Crozier’s homing pigeons to fly each morning. This brought him much joy. Bob himself loved flying, obtaining a student’s flying license. But his greatest joys were his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. “Papaw Bob” never missed a birthday party, school event, ballgame, cheerleading competition, “Trick or Treat”, Thanksgiving, Christmas or Easter celebration. He also loved NASCAR and attended many races during the 70s and 80s. And he and daughter, Kathy, loved to boast that they traveled across the state many times, attending every Randleman Tigers football game through all 3 of their state championship seasons. He was an honest, descent, soft spoken man who truly lived the Golden Rule.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at Worthville United Methodist Church prior to the service, from 12:00 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. A celebration of life will be held at Worthville United Methodist Church on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 1:30 p.m., conducted by Rev. Abraham Kim. Burial, with military honors provided by the Randolph County Honor Guard will follow the service at Randolph Memorial Park.

The family wishes to extend their love and gratitude to Kindred At Home and Hospice of the Piedmont for their wonderful love and care during Bob’s long illness and struggles to get well. They would also like to thank caregivers, Toni Whitley and Tammy Montgomery and Bob’s wonderful church family.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made in Bob’s memory to Worthville United Methodist Church, 1212 Worthville Road, Randleman, NC 27317.

Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at www.LoflinFH.com.

Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty is honored to serve Bob’s family.