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.