Gordon (G.C.) Clinton King Jr.

September 25, 2019

CHARLOTTE - Gordon (G.C.) Clinton King, Jr., 85, died peacefully September 25, 2019 in Charlotte North, Carolina.

Gordon was born October 15, 1933 in Pulaski, Virginia.  He was the oldest of seven children born to Mildred and Gordon King. He grew up in New Bern, Virginia, graduate of Pulaski High School, National Business College and Virginia Tech. Gordon served proudly in the U.S. Army.

Gordon’s career included Armstrong Cork Co., Price Waterhouse & Co. and the Inter-American Development Bank.  He finished his career as an Executive with the Washington Post Company.

After retirement, Gordon and his wife, Barbara, moved to Bath County, Virginia and became active members of the community.   He was a member of the Bolar Ruritan Club, appointed member of the Bath County Industrial Development Authority and served on the Board of Directors for the Shenandoah Valley Partnerships.  Gordon belonged to the Millboro Masonic Lodge #28 and the Shrine Club of the Roanoke Valley.

Gordon served on the Board of Directors for the Post Newsweek Stations and Radford University Foundation. He served as Chair of Radford’s Finance Committee.  Gordon was elected to the Board of Directors for New River Community College and served as Chair of its’ Finance Committee.

Faith and Fincastle United Methodist Church were huge parts of Gordon’s life.  One of his greatest personal accomplishments was helping to bring financial stability to his FUMC family.

Gordon was a champion at helping others and providing expert financial advice.  He enjoyed assisting others whose needs meshed with his talents and knowledge.

Gordon, aka G.C, Pop, is survived by the love of his life for 66 years, Barbara (Chink) Graham King;  son, Michael and his wife Susan, daughter, Ute Tucker and her husband Ed, son, Norman and his wife, Carole and a daughter Terry Garris and her husband, James.

His proudest accomplishments were his seven grandchildren, Nicole, Shane, Graham, Grace, Jamie, Lindsey and Clint and his seven great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Monday evening, September 30, 2019 from 6:30-7:30 PM at Mullins Funeral Home

Graveside Ceremony will be Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 1:00 PM at Westview Cemetery in Radford Virginia.

Memorials may be sent to Fincastle United Methodist Church, 137 S. Church Street, Fincastle, Virginia 24090

Arrangements are in the care of Mullins Funeral Home, 120 W. Main Street, Radford, Virginia and Kenneth Poe Services in Charlotte.  Online condolences can be shared at www.kennethpoeservices.com.


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  • Scott Keenan

    I have so many wonderful memories of Mr. King. He loved his family, friends and extended family with all he had.
    I will carry memories of Brookside Drive and Lake Caroline with me, all my days. One particularly fond memory is
    Mr. King piling about 7 of us kids into a Mustang and driving to Carl's Frozen Custard. After work, there was always
    Fun. Rest In Peace, Pop.

  • Bob Blake

    Chink, GC was one of the smartest people have ever know in finance. I will miss him terribly as I know his family will. GC enriched a lot of lives on this earth during his time here. He gave back to this world many times over and his contributions to education and business will be remembered for a long time. Godspeed Gordon.