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George Irvin King

November 29, 1933 ~ July 9, 2018 (age 84)

George Irvin King

Tarboro, NC — It is with great sadness that the family of George I. King, announces his passing after a brief illness, on Monday July 9, 2018 at the age of 84 following a brief illness.

He leaves his wife of 64 years, Carrol Ann King (Roberts), his son, Richard King and his wife Pam King, his daughter, Debra Ann Pfeifer and husband Steven Pfeifer, seven grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, one great-great grandson and many close friends.

Born and raised in Olympia, Washington, the son of a Rancher, Willard Irvin King and Evelyn Mae King (Trowbridge).

After graduating from Fir Tree High School in 1952, He went on to follow his passion of being in the outdoors starting his career of more than 50 years in construction as a Land Surveyor in the Northwest. He went on to work for two of the largest EPC firms in the world, Bechtel and Jacobs as a senior construction manager building mega-projects across the globe.

He met his wife, Carrol Roberts in August of 1953 and they were married in 1954 Chehalis Washington. He was an avid outdoorsman, hunting, fishing, boating, golfing and water skiing, but he loved even more spending time with his family. George was also a lifetime member of various community groups including the Eagles, Elks and Moose Lodge.   

A memorial service will be held at 11:00am on Friday, July 20, at Carlisle Funeral Home in Tarboro, NC.

Arrangements are by Carlisle Funeral Home, Inc., of Tarboro. Online condolences may be directed to the family by visiting

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