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Henry E. King III  

Henry E. King III

November 29, 1956-May 21, 2016

Henry E. King III, age 59, of North East, MD and former longtime resident of both New Castle and Bear, DE, passed away peacefully at home, with his loving family at his side.

A native Delawarean, Henry was born in Wilmington on November 29, 1956, and was a son of Henry E. and Carolyn (Woerner) King. He was a member of the graduating class of 1974 from William Penn High School and received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware in 1978. After completing high school, Henry went to work for the family business – Aqua Flow, and over the years helped to grow the company to 11 locations in 4 states.

An avid football fan, he was a passionate and lifelong supporter of the Washington Redskins. Henry was an active member of several professional associations. He will be remembered for his kind and compassionate nature and as a true gentleman with a heart of gold. Above all else, Henry was a devoted family man who adored his daughters.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his loving wife of 13 years, Crystal (Edmonds) King; daughters, Courtney McEntee (Christopher), Katie McCracken (William), Stephanie Stone (C.J.) and Shannon Boyden (John); siblings, Deborah King and Edward King (Loretta); grandchildren, Jordan Stone, Bryson Weber, Sage Stone, Logan Boyden, Gabriel McEntee and Brelee Stone; 6 nieces; and many dear friends.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 2 pm until 4 pm and again from 6 pm until 8 pm on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:00 am on Friday morning, May 27, 2016, at Our Lady of Fatima R.C. Church, 801 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Henry’s memory may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to John Hopkins Children’s Center, Department of Child Life, Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center Building, Room 7217, 1800 Orleans Street, Baltimore, Md. 21287.

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  1. Francis Burns, May 23, 2016

    I would like to extend my deep and heartfelt condolences to Henry’s lovely wife, children and family. I have know Henry since first grade at Our Lady of Fatima many years ago. We also attended William Penn together and U of Delaware. I remember visiting him at his house in Llangollen when we were kids. Henry was so much fun, we laughed and laughed in High School. I saw him a few times over the years . I left Delaware a long time ago but when I did visit he went out of his way to meet up. I found out this morning and did not know he was ill do I was devastated . He was a good person,
    generous and humble. I am proud to have been
    his friend. Francis Burns, Woodlands, Texas

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  2. Kevin P. Duffy, May 23, 2016

    My condolences go out to the entire King family during this very difficult time. It is said, we never forget the neighborhood kids who we grew up with, and although we hadn’t seen each other for some time, I will always have very fond memories of the times Henry and I had together, growing up in Llangollen. Rest in Peace my friend, and I WILL see you again!

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  3. Charles woerner, May 24, 2016

    Prayers for his family

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    • Charles woerner, May 24, 2016

      My condolences to his family

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  4. Donald Baron, May 24, 2016

    I have known Henry King, Jr. for many years doing business with Aqua-Flow, and I am extremely sorry for his untimely passing. He was a good and gentle man, and with his passing creates a loss for everyone who knew him. May you rest in peace, Henry.

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  5. Bo Andersson, May 24, 2016

    Our deepest sympathies to the King family.
    Bo Andersson

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  6. Neil Gerardi, May 24, 2016

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the King Family during this difficult time. God bless you all.

    The Gerardi Family

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  7. Jan Snedeker, May 24, 2016

    Mr. & Mrs. King, Ed and Debra,

    My heart breaks for you at this time. Though I had not seen Henry in a few years it seems like yesterday we were playing football on Thanksgiving or basketball in the Hewlett’s driveway. May you fined peace in the fact that Henry touched all of us in ways that you may not know.

    You are all in my prayers
    Jan

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  8. Bryan Exley, May 24, 2016

    Heartfelt sympathies to all. He will be missed.

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  9. Jim Mathis, May 24, 2016

    I am incredibly saddened to hear of Henry’s passing. Henry and his family were a long time customer of mine and I have always considered Henry, Mr. King, Ed and so many of the staff at Aqua Flow as friends.
    For years after I left the Northeast I would see Henry at trade shows and he always made a point to say hello and of course he had to call me by a nickname he had given me decades ago. I will miss that tease. Henry will be missed by not only his family but by an industry that he loved and served so well. Henry’s family and all the staff at Aqua Flow are in our thought s and prayers.

    Jim

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  10. Dean Stickler, May 24, 2016

    I heard of Henry”s passings from Kevin Duffy and Mark Carey, we were all close friends growing up in Llangollen we had a lot of good times together playing football and just hanging out. I will always remember the last time I saw Henry at his place with family and friends with a big bushel of crabs and beer. Henry will be Missed by Everyone who Knew and Loved Him. Dean Strickler, Sylmar, CA

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  11. Debbie Schur, May 24, 2016

    When I think of Henry I think of that big gentle smile. I had the pleasure of knowing Henry for many years as a business acquaintance and as a friend. I can think of many good times at trade shows with Henry and the King family. While I know the immediate family will grieve his loss, so will the industry family who respected and cherished his friendship.
    RIP, my friend.

    Debbie

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  12. Shannon heady, May 24, 2016

    Henry was my buddy and my dad’s best friend for many years. He will be remembered for his quick wit and charm. Our family grew to love henry like a brother over the years. Our lives will be changed forever by his absence. Our love goes out to crystal..courtney…katie…edward…and his parents. Thanks henry for all those fun times. We will truly miss you my friend.

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  13. Gary Betts, May 24, 2016

    I remember Henry from high school. He was a super nice guy, and I was picked on by lots of people, with whom Henry could have joined. As one who was subject to a teen life of horrible bullying, I have always been grateful for Henry being so nice to me.

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  14. Jeremy Boocks, May 24, 2016

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    God bless.

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  15. Charles Graham, May 24, 2016

    May the Lord comfort you in this sad time.My prayers are with you.

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  16. Mr. & Mrs. Danny Hall, May 24, 2016

    Crystal may I send my deepest sympathy for you and all the family at this time of loss. May God wrap His loving arms around you at this most difficult time. Debbie and I are praying for you, and all the family. Henry was indeed a wonderful and loving gentleman that will be missed greatly. We love you and wish you only the best that God can provide from this day forward. So very sorry for your great loss. In Christ with a loving heart Danny and Debbie Hall.

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  17. David Kirk, May 24, 2016

    A true friend will be missed

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  18. Pat Zello, May 25, 2016

    Henry, thanks for all you did for me and my family, you will be missed by all. You are a true friend of mine and you will be missed- I will never forget al the kind things you did for me.

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  19. Phares Fry Well Drilling, May 25, 2016

    From everybody at the shop. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family. Henry will be truly missed.

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  20. Jerry A. Rice, May 25, 2016

    I have known Henry and Ed for about five years since Aquaflow became a major vendor for Eichelbergers Well Drilling. Everyone here agrees that Henry will be sadly missed. He exhibited unusual honesty and integrity in our business relationship. Our prayers are with all of the King family. Henry was one of a kind and always had a smile on his face. I feel very fortunate to have known Henry, both as a businessman and a friend..

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  21. William G Day (Gil), May 25, 2016

    Condolences from Gil Day and William G Day Co. We have done business for many years with Henry, Jr. and are so sorry for your loss.

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  22. Della & Tom RObertson, May 25, 2016

    HUGS AND LOVE TO ALL OF YOU. WE ARE SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS.

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  23. Tom Chaffin, May 25, 2016

    I’ve had the pleasure of knowing the King family for a number of years as business partners and friends. Henry was like a brother to me and I will truly miss him. May God’s Love and Grace comfort your family during this difficult time. Tom Chaffin

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  24. Matt & Peg Irwin, May 25, 2016

    We send our deepest condolences to the King family. We grew up together in Llangollen and it was a great time. Everyone knew Henry and he was admired by all.
    Always remember the good times our memories make us smile.

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  25. Bill Mills, May 25, 2016

    Henry was a kind gentle man. He had a great sense of humor and will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.My heart goes out to his family.

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  26. Joe Testa, May 26, 2016

    I was shocked when I heard the news. I knew Henry professionally as we are both Goulds distributors. We attended many council meetings together. I will remember him as always being a gentleman and never without a smile. The industry has lost a devoted leader and friend. Please accept my heartfelt condolences for your loss.

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  27. Gary Beckman, May 26, 2016

    Condolences From The Baron Group Members to the King Family.

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  28. Gary Beckman, May 26, 2016

    Condolences from The Baron Group Members to the King Family. Thank you for your kindness and leadership displayed with a smile.

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  29. Jamie Bradley, May 26, 2016

    I am so sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful man.

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  30. Rick Proud, May 26, 2016

    My deepest condolences to the entire King family and godbless Rick Proud

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  31. Robin and Todd Radel, May 27, 2016

    We know there are no words to say to make this any easier, but accept our love and condolences, and know that if any mere words could ease your pain, we would say them all.

    May God bless and hold Henry in the palm of His hand.

    Robin and Todd Radel

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  32. Scott Kissinger, May 27, 2016

    I remember meeting Henry when Pumps first moved into our area. What a nice, decent, fun loving, pleasant man. I could never thank Henry enough for all the things he helped me with over the years.

    God Bless you Henry…….you will be missed !

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  33. Wayne wingate, May 27, 2016

    Ed. I was just told about Henry I am so sorry for your loss. I am sorry i didn’t make it Louie just told me. My thoughts and prayers to your whole family.

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  34. Brian King, May 30, 2016

    Uncle Ticky and Aunt Carolyn I am so sorry for your loss. May God’s Love and Grace comfort you and the entire King family at this very difficult time

    Love

    Brian King

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  35. David Alfes, May 31, 2016

    I remember Henry from when we where growing up in llangollen Estates many year ago and lost contact when we went to High School and College,,I did not know we went to U.of D. at the same time . I have some very fond memories of him been a sweet kind person and would not hurt a fly. I am so sorry for you lost and it seems the good one leave early. I truelly believe Henry will be missed because I am sure he was a very special person in his family lives. Rest in peace….

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  36. Karen (Reynolds) Lister, June 13, 2016

    My condolences go out to Henry’s family. I have just found out about Henry’s passing and although I have not seen him since high school I remember him as a very kind person with a wonderful personality. I am so saddened to hear of his passing.

    With deepest sympathy.

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