After graduation from Auction School in 1945, Stanley King began his career as an auctioneer. Late in 1948 he received his Real Estate Brokers License and Stanley and Darlene King formed the Stanley King Land Auction Company. Lots of hard work from early in the morning “till late at night followed. When Stanley King Land Auction Company said they would conduct an auction for you, you were assured of a thorough job and high dollar for your property. He was instrumental in the formation of the Virginia Auctioneers Association and in 1960 became the president of the organization. In January, 1987, Stanley was elected to the VAA Hall of Fame at the annual convention held in Harrisonburg.
Stanleys love and caring for Wythe County led him to serve the area in many ways. In 1953 he became a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank of Speedwell, and subsequently saw that organization grow into Premier Bankshares. Stanley’s love of the Wythe County and his service to the people continue today. Stanley King Land Auction Company, recognized as a leader in the field, serves Wythe County and all of the Southwest Virginia with the same high quality servcie he has long been respected for.