Carol Grace King

March 31, 1939 ‒ March 24, 2020

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Carol Grace King, 80, of Mount Vernon passed away on Tuesday morning, March 24, 2020 at Knox Community Hospital.  She was born on March 31, 1939 in Columbus to the late Walter and Freida (Wendel) Grace.

Carol was a faithful member of the Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church in Condit.  Her hobbies included cooking, crocheting, photography, painting, singing, storytelling and the greatest enjoyment was spending time with her family.

Carol is survived by her husband of over 62 years, Billy King; children, Ty (Chrissy) King of Mount Vernon, Tod (Julie) King of Newark, Troy (Melissa) King of Marysville and Travis King of Naples, FL; grandchildren, Amanda King Norman, Taryn King, Taelyn King, Lila King and Hudson King; and brother, Fred (Judy) Grace of Utica.

Because of the current public health situation, a private funeral service will be held for the family.  The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Carol Grace King and will stream the service on our Facebook page at Noon on Friday, March 27, 2020.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 250 East Broad St, #1750, Columbus, OH 43215.

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  • Deepest sympathy to the King family. Carol was a beautiful and special lady. I hold lots of fond memories of times talking with her. Her love for Bill and her family no one could ever deny! She will sadly be missed! Here is an extra BIG HUG for you Carol… I know how much you loved getting them!! To the King family prayers and love sent to all of you!!

  • Condolences to the entire King family on your loss. Please except our deepest sympathies,thoughts and prayers from Ted and Tina Goodman

  • Love and sympathy to Bill and the King family. Carol was more like a sister to us than a friend. We would share anything we had and we were always there to lend a helping hand. And of course we always had plenty of advice to give to each other. We will never forget Carol’s loving generous heart, the love she gave to her family and to everyone she met. and the love she had for her Savior, Jesus Christ.

    • Thank you! Granny sure loved you guys. You have always been there and so caring. We couldn’t ask for better neighbors, friends and extended family! We all love you very much!

  • Deb and I are deeply saddened with your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. We have many fond memories living up Camp Road with great neighbors. Please convey our condolences to Billy and the four T’s.

  • Deepest Sympathy to Bill and his family. I am Carol’s 3rd cousin. My mother was Bonnie Boggs. I love the stories Carol would tell me about them growing up. Carol was a very loving and caring person and her smile will be missed.

  • I will never forget the hugs and kisses from Carol every time I’d come visit and never did I turn down her amazing homemade jam. I love bill and the rest of the family as my own and have always admired bill and carol. Much love

    • Awwww that’s so sweet! Who didn’t love some jam, hugs and kisses?! Thanks for sharing! Much love right back! From our family to yours!

  • She made the best bisquets I ever tried. Niko still remembers all the hugs and attention he got from her when we were there last summer.
    May she rest in peace. She is a real angel now 🖤

    • Yes her cooking and baking was so good! She loved you guys so much! Niko really lit up her world. Thanks so much for sharing!

  • She made the best biscuits I ever tried. Niko still remembers all the hugs and attention he got from her when we were there last summer.
    May she rest in peace. She is a real angel now 🖤

  • Heartfelt sympathy and prayers for Bill and all the King family. Mom & Dad (Martha & the late Carl Perkins) had many good times together with Carol & Bill as Camp Road neighbors. Carol was a lovely person and will be missed.

  • My heart breaks for you all. I spent just a little time with her and grandpa but loved them quickly. She was such a great lady and had so much love for her family she was very proud of you all. I heard a lot about all of you in our short time together. Prayers and love to you all.

    • Thanks Natalie! They instantly loved you and appreciated all that you did for them! Thanks for your kind words!

  • My dear cousin Carol I will miss our talks and lunches when I visit Ohio . My Mother was Helen Grace Graham , your Dads sister.
    Growing up we had such fun with Fred And Bonnie running and hiding from a certain person.
    Thinking of you Bill, you were the love of her life you and the family are in my prayers. God Bless.

  • So thankful for all the love she gave to me and my family. We shared so many special memories with her and Bill. Anything important, or special in my life she was there for. Carol was never just the lady next door she was our Family. We loved when someone had a birthday because Carol would always make a special treat and call to sing happy birthday to us. She always reminded Adam and I that she tried to hook us up years before it happened. Bill and Family my deepest love, and sympathy for you. We love you

    • These memories are so precious! Thank you for sharing. You guys are certainly family and we all love you dearly!! The birthday song will be greatly missed but never forgotten!

  • I’m so sorry for your loss Mandy. Grandmas are very special. I’m sure you will miss her a bunch.

  • Bill, Ty, Tod, Troy and Travis,
    I’ll always remember the fun times I had with Carol and all the times our families were together. Love and hugs to you and your families. She will be waiting on us in heaven.

    • Amen! We will definitely meet her on the other side! We all love you Sonja and appreciate your love and support!

  • Carol was a dear, sweet woman. More than anyone I have ever met, she loved pretty things. She was so generous and sincere with expressing compliments, always commenting about a pretty dress or necklace, and saying how nice someone looked. Glad I was able to have a nice long conversation with Carol not too long ago. We really miss seeing Bill and Carol at church. Condolences to Bill and all the family, from the Chesneys.

    • This is such a sweet memory! Her and grandpa loved fellowshipping and have missed being able to be at church. I know grandma was so thankful for all the phone calls and support she she received from your family and the church family. We all love you and thank you!

  • To the entire King family:

    I am so very sorry to learn of Carol’s passing. She always made me smile! She was so sweet and kind to me. I tried to always make a point to see her when she was with us. Please accept my sincerest condolences as you go through this trying time.

    Shari Leis RN

  • Billy and the boys so sorry to hear of Carol’s passing. She was always so friendly and positive.
    She always looked after and protect all of you.
    She will be missed.
    My thoughts and prayers to all of you.
    Dennis Snyder

    • Thank you for your thoughts and kind words! She definitely had a positive attitude no matter the circumstances and She had friends everywhere!

  • Our Deepest Sympathy to Bill & all of the King family. Carol was one of the first persons to greet my wife & I when we first came to Hope Lutheran church. We will miss her very friendly nature and spontaneous smile. Mick & Terra Dilley

    • Awww that’s her!! She didn’t know a stranger and was always eager to great everyone with a smile! Thanks for your kind words!

  • My deepest sympathy to Bill and family. Carol always greeted me with a warm smile at church and, as Tracy said, was always so kind to compliment my necklace or blouse. Being the mom of so many boys, she seemed to know “the look” of a tired and disheveled mommy and her words meant so much. We will surely miss her but rejoice in knowing she rests in the arms of our Lord.

    • Amen Glenda! We’re overjoyed knowing she’s in peace and no pain anymore! She’s definitely resting with the Lord! Thank you for the memory and kind words!

  • Bill and family, very sorry to hear of Carol’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. Greg & Leslie

  • Dear Billy, Travis and beautiful King family…
    I am so very blessed and grateful to have known and LOVED Carol:) Without her I would not know how to make a pie crust today! I still use her original recipe and instructions which I wrote on a piece of scrap paper that reads: Carol King’s perfect pie crust recipe (2007) and the word perfect is underlined three times. She would love to see it today all splatter up! Whenever I baked a pie I always thought of her and will forever more! Although we lived several hours apart from each other, I’m happy that we had a few visits over the years. Occasionally we’d chat by phone and email sharing photos. She was always so proud of her sons and grandchildren and always spoke lovingly about her “handsome husband” Billy. I have fond memories which include having breakfast with Carol and Billy at Frisch’s Big Boy Restaurant and spending time together appreciating the lovely flowers and trees which had recently bloomed on their property:) We had a wonderful time searching for eggs in the barn and she introduced me to her many adorable bunnies, precious guinea pig, darling faithful dog and their majestic Clydesdale horses! I was fortunate enough to enjoy a down home dinner with Carol and Billy and savor her most delicious homemade jam:) And…how about the fabulous happy colors manicures she always rocked?! Carol will be missed here on earth, however, Heaven just got better:) Our family sends tremendous love and heartfelt condolences to all of you. May her amazing spirit, love and legacy live on in each of you.