Donald Richard King, 80

January 19, 2009

JAN. 4, 1929-JAN. 17, 2009

MAUGANSVILLE - Donald Richard King, age 80, of Distant View Ave. (P.O. Box 395) Maugansville, Md., went to meet his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009.

Born Jan. 4, 1929, in Hagerstown, Md., he was the son of the late George and Cora (Smith) King.

He worked at the Hagerstown Rubber Company and was self-employed as a plasterer for many years before going to work at Mack Trucks Inc. in 1963. He and his wife owned and operated King's Ceramics in Hagerstown for over 30 years.

He has been a charter member of Maugansville Bible Brethren Church of Maugansville for 26 years.

He is survived by his daughter, Barbara Ann Baker, wife of Kenneth R. Baker of Maugansville, and has lived with them for the past two years.


He is also survived by two granddaughters, Jennifer Miller, wife of Mac Miller of Needmore, Pa., and Allison Boyer, also of Maugansville.

He also has three great-grandchildren, Jake Quigley, Noah Hykes and Zoe Boyer.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Maggielien (Maggie) King; daughter, Diann Marie King; great-grandson, Daniel Hykes; two sisters, Alice Martin and Edith Stine; and three brothers, Kenneth King, Alfred King and Robert King.

He was a patient with Hospice of Washington County since March 2008.

He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Most of all, Donald was an earnest follower of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He was a shining example of Christianity to all who were honored to know him.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 21, at 11 a.m. from Maugansville Bible Brethren Church, 17904 Binkley Ave., Maugansville, with Pastor Sean Coffey officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Greencastle.

The family will receive friends at the church on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and one hour before the service on Wednesday.

Memorial contributions may be given in his memory to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742; or to the building fund of Maugansville Bible Brethren Church, 1904 Binkley Ave., Maugansville, MD 21767.

Arrangements were handled by the Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home of Greencastle. Online condolences may be expressed at

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