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06/29/18 - NNHS Newsletter - Don King

Donald Vincent King, Sr.
(d. 26 June 2018)

Newport News High School Class of 1962

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
   I was quite saddened to learn of the passing of yet another Typhoon.
Don King, Best Dancer and President of the Key Club in the Class of 1962, passed away in Williamsburg on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. He was the widower of   Jeanne Wiggins King (probably Woodrow Wilson HS - '64).


  From Richard Dawes (NNHS / HHS - '62) of VA - 06/27/18, 10:09 PM AND 06/28/10, 10:01 PM - "Another Loss":

Carol,

I received this yesterday from
Fran Heath Scott, class of 62; cannot find an obit on him.
 
  Dear Friends,

Sadly, I just received a text that Donald King passed away in Williamsburg this afternoon. This is the only information that I have at this time. As soon as I receive information on arrangements, I shall send them out to you. This is definitely not the type of email I want to write.

Fran
 

Carol,

Don King obit is out. Here is the link.

https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pilotonline/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=189419292

God Bless
Richard

   Oh, no! I'm so sorry to learn this, Dickie - and Fran - but thank you so much for letting me know.


From the Daily Press - 06/29/18:   

                     Donald V. King, Sr.

   

WILLIAMSBURG - On Tuesday, June 26, 2018, Donald V. King, Sr. went home to be with his Father in Heaven.

Don was married to his loving wife Jeanne W. King for more than 43 years before she passed away in 2014. A native of Newport News, he lived in Chesapeake for 30 years before relocating to Williamsburg for the last 18 years of his life.

He had a passion for sports, particularly baseball, playing little league through American Legion.

He attended Newport News High School where he was a stand-out baseball player and even won best dancer of his senior class. Don attended Randolph-Macon College, Elon College and Old Dominion University.

 

Don King
 
 


He was a successful banker and real-estate agent on both Southside and the Peninsula.

In his later years he very much enjoyed hearing about his grandchildren and their many sports. He was also the biggest Washington Nationals fan there was and watched all 162 games each season.

Don was preceded in death by his parents, Charles C. and Jeannette W. King.

Left to cherish his memory are his children, Donald Brice King, Laura King Manno and Donald V. King, Jr.; four granddaughters, Ashley King, Sydney King, Alexis King, Kylie King, and a grandson, Lorenzo Manno.

The family would like to recognize MCV Medical Center, the pharmacists at Walgreen's Pharmacy (Richmond Rd., Williamsburg) and the primary care doctors and specialists of Sentara and Riverside for his care.

They would also like to thank friends and family for their love and support. A visitation will be held Monday, July 2, at Peninsula Funeral Home, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. with a funeral service to take place at the funeral home on Tuesday, July 3 at 11 a.m. Interment will be at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made. Some of Don's favorite charities include his son's non-profit Hand-Up Financial Group, Inc. (a charity that focuses on providing increased access to higher education), George Washington's Mount Vernon, and the College of William & Mary.

Arrangements are in the care of Peninsula Funeral Home. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

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Published in the Daily Press on June 29, 2018.   

 


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~ Charles King, Buckeye, Arizona


June 29, 2018
 

Rest in Peace. I will miss our text messaging and telephone conversations about your Nationals and my Yankees.

~ Billy Boone, Chesapeake, Virginia
 

June 29, 2018
 

Don and I became friends when we perpetually received each other's mail and packages. Our addresses were just one digit apart. I was amazed at his good disposition despite numerous health challenges and the lack of firm diagnoses for his condition. I know one thing for sure--he missed his wife more than anyone will ever know. And, I never knew any more dedicated coin collector than Don. Now what does one do with all those coins? I will miss our many extended conversations at his doorstep as we got the mail back into the right hands.

~ Carol Schuster, Williamsburg, Virginia
 
Don, you were loved and respected by so many. You were the best friend a person could ever want or have. I will miss our phone calls and the fun we used to have talking about the crazy things we would always do or the craziest scenarios we could encounter. Thank you for taking me and my family under your wing.
I will miss you, my dearest friend. Felix

- Felix Venezuela, Virginia
 

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   Our deepest sympathies are extended to Don's family, friends, and classmates at this difficult time.


   This information is also posted here:

http://www.nnhs65.com/memoriam-all.html

     http://www.nnhs65.com/memoriam62.html


  Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol

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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
910-584-8802


Nearer, My God, to Thee

Words by Sarah Flower Adams (22 Feb 1805 - 14 Aug 1848), based loosely on Genesis 28:1119,[1], 1841
Music (Bethany) by
Lowell Mason (08 Jan 1792 11 Aug 1872), 1856


Nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!
E'en though it be a cross that raiseth me,
still all my song shall be,
nearer, my God, to thee;
nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!

Though like the wanderer, the sun gone down,
darkness be over me, my rest a stone;
yet in my dreams I'd be
nearer, my God, to thee;
nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!

There let the way appear, steps unto heaven;
all that thou sendest me, in mercy given;
angels to beckon me
nearer, my God, to thee;
nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!

Then, with my waking thoughts bright with thy praise,
out of my stony griefs Bethel I'll raise;
so by my woes to be
nearer, my God, to thee;
nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!

Or if, on joyful wing cleaving the sky,
sun, moon, and stars forgot, upward I fly,
still all my song shall be,
nearer, my God, to thee;
nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!


"Nearer, My God, to Thee" midi courtesy of - well, I cannot seem to locate that information at this time...

"Nearer, My God, to Thee" lyrics courtesy of http://www.hymnsite.com/lyrics/umh528.sht - 02/24/14

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com 03/15/05

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/04   

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