Henry Earl King, Jr.
August 20, 1929 - April 1, 2022
Henry Earl King, Jr., age 92, of Bear, DE, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 1, 2022.
Born in Clarksburg, MD on August 20, 1929, he was a son of the late Henry E. and Edna M. (Norwood) King, Sr. Henry was the founder of Aquaflow Pump & Supply Co.
Henry met the love of his life, Carolyn, while they were both teenagers. They married in 1951 and raised Deborah, Henry, and Edward. The couple celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in June of 2021.
After moving to Delaware from Boyds, MD, Henry graduated from Goldey College in 1948 with an Associates degree in accounting. He then went to work at Delaware Plumbing Supply Co. In 1972, Henry opened Aquaflow Pump & Supply Co. Today, the company has 13 branches in 4 states that have been in operation for 50 years, including the flagship shop in Bear and Delaware Plumbing Supply.
In addition to his parents, Henry was preceded in death by his son, Henry Earl King III; and siblings, Edna Schwartzbeck, James King, and Larry King. He is survived by his loving wife, Carolyn (Woerner) King; children, Deborah and Edward (Loretta); sisters, Earla Jane Nicholson of Maryland and Lorna (Nicholson) Leonard of West Virginia; 8 granddaughters; 11 great-grandchildren; and dozens of beloved nieces and nephews.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 pm until 8 pm on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 1:30 pm on Thursday, April 7, 2022, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton R.C. Church, 345 Bear-Christiana Road, Bear, DE. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE.
Donations may be made in Henry’s memory to the National Brain Tumor Society, 55 Chapel Street, Suite 200, Newton, MA 02458 or online by clicking here.