James W. King, Sr. was born in Angola on Monday, Jan. 18, 1937 to Norman and Helen King. He departed this life on Wednesday, March 31.
He was a truck driver and feed mill worker at MoPac Trucking Lines, where he operated a log truck.
He enjoyed hunting, gardening, watching wrestling, the National Association of Stock Car Racing, LLC, (NASCAR) and was an avid handyman. His greatest pastimes were going to the carnival to get oyster sandwiches and walks in the woods.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister and two brothers; his first wife of 27 years, Margaret King; sons, James W. King, Jr. and Roger Lee King; a great-granddaughter; his second wife of 30 years, Mary A. Dunn-King, who sadly, passed the day before his passing, on Tuesday, March 30, 2021.
James is survived by Emilie Reynolds of Dover and Claudine (Tommy) Moore of Bridgeville; eight stepchildren: Edward (Pam) Adams of Seaford, Fred Adams of Federalsburg, Doris (Brian) Mull of Australia, Wayne Adams, Mimi (Fell) Lahman of Laurel, Clarence Dunn, Jr. of Virginia, Steve (Marion) Dunn of Mardela Springs and Mary Jane (Jerry) McDorman of Bridgeville; seven grandchildren, 19 step grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 30 step great-grandchildren and four step great-great-grandchildren. He also leaves to mourn his loss, his nurse, Jessica Garcia and his Certified Nursing Assistant, Mimi White, of Vitas Hospice. Memorial service will be held on Thursday, April 8 at 1 p.m. It will be a private service. To offer words of comfort and sign the guestbook visit http://www.benniesmithfuneralhome.com. Professional service entrusted by Bennie Smith of Seaford.