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SSG Adam L. King

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY: SSG Adam L. King, age 28, formerly of Marion, passed away unexpectedly, Monday, December 17, 2012, at his residence in Poughkeepsie, New York where he had been working as the MEB Paralegal Specialist for West Point Military Academy and the Veterans Administration since October 2012. His primary duties were to assist wounded soldiers in receiving benefits.

Adam was born February 27, 1984, in Marion, Ohio to Eddie and Cheryl (Thomas) King who survive in Marion. Adam graduated from Ridgedale High School in 2002. He enlisted in the U.S.Army in 2005 and served two tours of duty in Iraq retiring from active duty in 12/10/12. Adam served as an infantryman for 4 years 1 month and then served as the NCOIC Paralegal Specialist of District 3 for 3 years and 6 months. While proudly serving his country, Adam received many medals and awards such as: (3) Army Commendation medals, (2) Army Achievement medals, Meritorious Unit Commendation medal, Army Good Conduct medal, and Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon. Adam was always concerned more for others than himself, making sure their needs were taken care of first. When you showed concern for him, he would always say "Don't worry, I'll be okay." God saw his pain and suffering and said that is enough my son, come home and rest in my arms.

Along with his parents, Adam is survived by the love of his life, his 5 year old daughter, Maileigh of Kansas, two brothers, Colin (Dana) and their children Olivia, Benjamin, and Judah of Westerville, Oh. and Aaron and his daughter Alycia (Elizabeth Hunt and her daughter Trinitie) of Prospect, Oh., and his former wife, Kira of Kansas. Adam was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents.

Adam will be dearly missed by his family, many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and co-workers. Adam was a huge OSU fan even though he was thousands of miles away and wasn't able to attend a football game for the last 7 seasons due to his military service.

To honor his wishes, please wear your OSU gear for his funeral. Services will be conducted by Colin King, Friday, December 28th, at 1:00 p.m. in the Boyd-Born Funeral Home. Caling hours will be Thursday, December 27th, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Burial will be in the Grand Prairie Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to his daughter Maileigh King Education Fund or to the Wounded Warrior Project in Adam's name.

Condolences to the family may be sent to:www.boydbornfuneralhome.com

Published in the Marion Star on Dec. 25, 2012
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