THE DAYTONA BEACH NEWS-JOURNAL
Daytona Beach, Florida
Monday, February 09, 2009
Gene Paul King, age 85, of Ormond Beach, passed from this world into Jesus' arms on February 5, 2009, at home with his loving wife and family present.
A Visitation for Mr. King will be held today, Monday, February 9, 2009, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Lohman Funeral Home Ormond Chapel. A Holy Mass will be offered on Tuesday, February 10, 2009, 12:00 p.m., at Basilica of St. Paul, Daytona Beach, FL with the Reverend Timothy Daly officiating. A Committal ceremony will follow at St. Mary's of Korona Cemetery, Korona, FL with an Honor Guard Ceremony.
Mr. King, a native of Scranton, Pennsylvania, was a graduate of the University of Scranton, PA, with continued studies at George Washington University, Washington, D.C. He retired to St. Augustine, FL in 1978 with his wife and family, after 31 years with the Federal Aviation Administration and Bureau of the Census as Statistical Publications Administrator and Editor.
He served in World War II in the Army Air Corp, and after his European Theater Experiences,
he was an Army Infantry Drill Instructor and an Army Hospital Post Office Manager.
Mr. King is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Helen Gross King, originally of Philadelphia, PA., and nine children of whom he was so proud; Steven King, (Linda), City
Attorney of Fallen, NV, Jennifer King Edelman, (Richard), Licensed Clinical Social Worker for
Hanover County, Ashland, VA, Jeffrey King, (Valerie), Delta Air lines Captain, Marietta, GA, Susan King Arieux, (Raymond), Retired Accountant, Ormond Beach, FL, Daniel King, (Deneen), General Manager of Hyatt Regency Hotel, Jacksonville, FL, Patricia King, Marketing Manager for Colony Insurance, Richmond, VA, Christopher King, (Kathleen), General Manager of Publix Supermarket, Elkton, FL, Veronica King Wiles, (Christian), Teacher the Steward School, Glenn Allen, VA, and Constance King, Occupational Therapist, Regional Director of Operations Innovative Senior Care, Ormond Beach, FL.
He is also survived by his sister, Ann J. King, Manhattan, NY and received great joy from his 24 grandchildren, three great grandchildren, many nephews and nieces and their families. Mr. King is preceded in death by his two brothers, Joseph and William King, and three sisters, Margaret King Spillane, Catherine King Neaher, and Marion King Igoe.