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Ben L Smith High School
Class Of 1968

King, Jr., David Rodney (Rodney King's father)

March 22, 1926 - March 25, 2021

David Rodney King, Jr., 95, passed away at his home in Matthews, NC on Thursday March 25, 2021.

David was born on March 22, 1926, a son to the late David Rodney King, Sr. and Katie Coulter King. He was married to Carolyn Savage King who preceded him in death on August 21, 2011 after celebrating 63 years of marriage. He worked as a supervisor for Duke Power for 37 years before his retirement and was a member of Lutheran Church Of Our Father in Greensboro.

Surviving are daughter, Susan Robertson and husband Rob of Pleasant Garden, NC: sons, David R. King III and wife Terry of Crestview, FL, Walter E. King and wife Nancy of Matthews, NC, Barry H. King and wife Kathy of Winston-Salem, NC; brother, James C. King of Charlotte, NC; sister, Kathryn Gault of Hereford, TX; five grandchildren, six great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will held 2:00 PM Tuesday at Westminster Gardens Cemetery with Rev Gene Dean officiating. There will be no formal visitation.

Advantage Funeral & Cremation Service-Greensboro is serving the family. Online condolences may be offered at

Advantage Funeral & Cremation Service

1900 Vanstory Street, Greensboro, NC 27403

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Published by Greensboro News & Record on Mar. 29, 2021.
Graveside service
Westminster Gardens Cemetery

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Photographs from our 50th reunion have been posted in the "50th Reunion" page located on the left side of this page.





Welcome to the Ben L Smith High Class Of 1968 web site. We began our life's journey after high school over forty years ago.  This site can be used to continue communicating with classmates you have stayed in contact with over the years - and, it's a great way to find long lost friends who have just slipped through the cracks of time and have been impossible to locate.  Please participate by completing your profile and ENJOY THE SITE!

Please tell other classmates about this site and encourage them to complete their profiles. 


The Bossy Ladies and Bud met at PJ Chang's on Saturday, November 11, 2017







The Bossy Ladies Society met at P.F. Chang's on Saturday, October 27, 2012.  A great time was had by all!  For an inside view of the event, click on the "Bossy Ladies 10/27/12" link on the upper left.








The second annual Decade Party was held at Thirsty's 2 on Saturday, November 27, 2010.  There were about 100 Smith alumni in attendance representing classes 1964-1970 plus others from Grimsley, Page, Northwest Guilford and Ragsdale.   We enjoyed  Original "Boar & Castle Burgers", Buttered Steak and French Fries!  






Glenwood and Friends Gathering

A number of our classmates, and other Smith alumni attended the Glenwood and Friends Gathering at Thirsty's 2 on July 24.  If you lived in Glenwood, Hunter Hills, Southmont, Hillsdale Park, Rolling Roads or Ardmore between 1950-1970, you probably knew someone who attended.  To view pictures, go to 




 Our first ever class family picnic was held on Sunday, June 27 at High Point City Lake.  We had several generations represented from some of our classmates. In spite of a very hot day, we had a great time!!!  Thank you Phyllis and Rita for making this day a reality.  Cecelia Cook Gannon and husband, David - cutos for your hard work getting us fed! Pictures can be viewed in the link to the left "BLS Family Picnic."







Join our classmates on the "Message Forum."  There's lots of chatter and a few facts.  Be sure to roll up your pants legs and watch where you step! 












Jimmy Sheppard  4/12
Ken Johnson  4/13
Bruce Putnam  4/13
Roger Coltrane  4/24
Harold Gordy  4/26
David King  5/9