Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints. Ps. 116: 15
Robert King, Jr., died at Durham Regional Hospital on Sunday, February 22. He was born in Richmond, Va., on August 24, 1915, to the Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Robert King. A graduate of Davidson College, he spent sixty years as a stockbroker.
Retiring as a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy, Mr. King served in the Pacific Theater in World War II.
He was a past president of the Lions Club in Durham. He was also active for 68 years in the Gideons International, serving as local, state, and international officer. He was an elder at Blacknall Memorial Presbyterian Church.
Mr. King was preceded in death by his loving wife of 55 years, Helen Ayers King. His second wife of twelve years, Catherine M. King, lives in Charlotte.
He is survived by his son, Robert King III Yvonne of Bloomfield Hills, MI; Ellen King Wiser Clark of Lillington, NC; and Mary King Milks Buddy of Greensboro, NC. In addition, he has three grandchildren: Brook Galvin John, Rebekah Collette John, and Andrew Wiser Dru.
A celebration of his life will be on Thursday at 2:00 at Blacknall Memorial Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Allan Poole and Rev. Ed Henegar officiating. Interment will be in Maplewood Cemetery. The family will receive friends a hour before the funeral at the church.
He requested that in lieu of flowers, memorials might be made to the Gideons International, P.O. Box 2155, Durham, NC 27702, or to Blacknall Memorial Presbyterian Church.