BGC’s Chief Financial Officer Tim King died March 3 after a brief illness.
Born in 1961, King joined BGC at the age of 16, working as a part-time warehouseman, sacker and stocker while attending Robert E. Lee High School. He continued to work for BGC as a student 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.
He served on the board of directors for BGC and was affiliated with the Texas Society of CPAs, the Texas Retailers Association, the Food Marketing Institute and the AICPA.
King was a member of Colonial Hills Baptist Church in Tyler, and he was involved in Big Brothers-Big Sisters, the Salvation Army, the Children’s Advocacy Center and Tyler Economic Development Council, among other organizations.
Rick Rayford, BGC’s president and chief executive officer, 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.”
King is survived by his wife of 23 years, Lisa, and his sons, Tucker and Tanner.