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The Brookshire Grocery Co. announced that its CFO, Tim King, died last week at age 49 after a brief illness.

The company noted that “King joined BGC, a privately held grocery chain based in Tyler, Texas, at the age of 16, working as a part-time warehouseman while attending Robert E. Lee High School. He continued to work for BGC as a part-time sacker and stocker until he completed a BBA degree from the University of Texas in Austin in 1984.

“King worked at Squyres, Johnson, Squyres Accounting Firm for five years and earned his CPA licensure in 1989.

“In 1990 he joined BGC corporate as a financial accountant. King went on to serve as corporate tax manager, director financial accounting, vice president/controller, senior VP/CFO controller, executive VP/CFO/controller, and most recently executive vice president and chief financial officer.”

In a prepared statement, Rick Rayford, BGC’s president/CEO, said, “Tim was a wise, brilliant and excellent business partner. More importantly, his honesty and integrity were impeccable, his Christian beliefs were uplifting, his love for his family was inspiring, his leadership skills were exceptional, and his love of life was a constant encouragement to all. He was truly a servant leader who was loved by all who had the unique opportunity to work with him.”

He is survived by Lisa, his wife of 23 years, and two sons.
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