William Edward (Bill) King, age 93, was born on January 31, 1921 in Damascus, Maryland. He died on August 11 ,2014 at Lorien Assisted Living in Mt Airy, Maryland.|
He is survived by his two beloved sisters, Frances Josephson of New Carrolton, Maryland and Lorraine Tabler of Damascus, Maryland as well as his six sons: Ronald Edward King, Robert Charles King, Richard William King, William E. King, Jr, David Wesley King, and John Charles King and his six daughter-in -laws. Bill was blessed with 9 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
He was married to Catherine Marie (Leda) King for 50 years who proceeded him in death in 1995.
He served in the Navy during World War II. He then joined Riggs National Bank where he worked for 40 years. He served as Vice President of the Georgetown branch ending his career serving as district manager of several branches.
He joined the Georgetown Lions Club and served in many capacities including secretary, treasurer, and president. He truly enjoyed his membership with the Lions Club and could be seen many weekends selling Christmas trees in the Safeway parking lot.
He retired to care for his wife Catherine. His devotion to her was overwhelming. Upon her passing he found new hobbies such as baking his famous carrot cakes and rum cakes. He was always knocking on someone's door making a delivery.
In 2008 he moved to Lorien Assisted Living in Mt. Airy where he spent his remaining years. He enjoyed his time sitting on the porch and singing to the nurses. He truly loved his new home. The family will always remember the great care and warmness of the entire Lorien staff that made his time there so special.
The family will receive guests at Molesworth-Williams Funeral Home, 26401 Ridge Road, Damascus, Maryland 20872 on Monday, August 18 from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm. Services will be held at Molesworth- Williams on Tuesday, August 19 at 10:30 am.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Wounded Warriors Project.
Published Online in The Frederick News-Post on Aug. 16, 2014
Published in Print in The Frederick News-Post on Aug. 16, 2014