Fred King, 78, of Statesville, N.C., died Wednesday, January 17, 2024, at his home.

He was born in Statesville, N.C., on August 1, 1945, to the late Ray W. King and Kathleen Johnson King. He graduated from Scotts High School and was married to the late Frances Bagwell King, who preceded him in death in 2020. Fred was an avid golfer, loved Carolina beach music and his beloved Tar Heels.

Fred is survived by a son, Kenneth King (Kendra); a daughter, Kimberly Ehasz (Tye); a step-son, Daryl Brantley (Tiffany); a sister, Karen Graves (Stewart); four grandchildren, Tyler, Andrew, Camelia and Kaden; and three great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Monday, January 22, at 2 p.m. at Nicholson Funeral Home Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625.

Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the family.