Ocean City Today

William “Lee” Leroy King, Sr

Aug 03, 2017
William “Lee” Leroy King, Sr


printed 08/04/2017




William “Lee” Leroy King, Sr., age 84 of Selbyville, Delaware, formerly of Pikesville, Maryland, passed away suddenly on Sunday, July 23, 2017.

He was born in Baltimore on March 21, 1933, son of the late James Henry King and Nina Mae (McFarland) King.

Lee graduated from Franklin Senior High School in Reisterstown, Maryland and then proudly served his country as a corpsman in the United States Navy during the Korean War.

Lee continued his service to his community serving as a firefighter with the Baltimore County Fire Department, retiring with the rank of lieutenant from the Pikesville Station #2 in the early 1980’s after 25 years of service.

He loved music and played the trumpet in several bands and also served as an umpire with the Pikesville Little League in his younger years. Lee was a member of the Baltimore County Fire Officers and Fire Fighters Retiree Association and was a member of the American Legion Post, where he most recently served as the chaplain for the American Legion Post #24 in Dagsboro, Delaware.

Lee was a longtime member of the Milford Mill United Methodist Church in Pikesville, Maryland and was currently attending Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church in Ocean View, Delaware.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Jean Basler and a brother, Wayne King.

He is survived by three sons, Steven L. King and his wife, Karen, of Hollywood, Maryland, James Timothy King and his wife, Susan, of Berlin, Maryland, and William Leroy King, Jr. of Ocean City, Maryland; seven grandchildren, Christopher J. King and his wife, Evelyn, Erin E. King, Patricia King, Hannah King, Alex King, Jared King and Sierra Scherer; and five great-grandchildren, Gabriella King, Jordyn King, Jayden Scherer, Kaitlyn Scherer and Ethan Scherer.

A visitation was held on Sunday, July 30, 2017 at the Frankford Chapel of Melson Funeral Services in Frankford, Delaware. A service with military honors was held on Monday, July 31, 2017 in the chapel of the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Millsboro, Delaware.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.melsonfuneralservices.com.

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