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James King

Sunday, February 16, 2020 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home

Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 11:00 am

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home


 James Herbert King, 84, of Hagerstown, MD, passed away, Friday, January 24, 2020, at the Meritus Medical Center.

Born Sunday, September 29, 1935, he was the son of the late Stanley G. King and Jeanita Ellis.

James was born and raised in Barbados. He moved his family to the US Virgin Islands to pursue the construction business, where he started his own company, James King Construction. 

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Omah Lorraine King; seven children, Bridgette King, Allison Ramsey (George), McKenzie H. King (Selina), Anthony King, Alicia "Diane" High (Lester), Linda King, Wendy King; sister, Carmen King; brother, Albert King; grandchildren, Andrea, Raenell, Noah, Ryan, McKenzie Jr., Tony, Christopher, Lorenzo, Deoneé, Brittney, Lester, and JJ; and great-granddaughter, McKenzie and many cousins, nieces, nephews and wonderful friends.
He was preceded in death by his siblings Delcina Harris, Harcout King, Margareta Ellis, Clyde King, and Samuel King. 

James King will always be remembered for the love of his family and his giving spirit. He never met a stranger that he didn't make a connection with. His later years were spent volunteering at the American Red Cross. This inspired him to start a nonprofit to help the homeless find affordable housing and offer other resources to improve their quality of life. He had a love for cricket, gospel music, Zumba and Yoga classes at the YMCA. He also enjoyed keeping up with local and national politics.

We celebrate a life well lived! We love you and will miss you! You are forever in our hearts!!!

Services will be held Sunday, February 16, 2020, at 11:00 am, at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North Hagerstown, MD, with the Pastor Jay Recto officiating.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home, one hour prior to the service.

Interment will be at Beaver Creek Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD.

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