Charles G. King, 80

March 25, 2009

MARCH 2, 1929-MARCH 23, 2009

Charles G. King, 80, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away Monday, March 23, 2009, at Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown.

Born Saturday, March 2, 1929, in Bristol, Tenn., he was the son of the late Carl Farmer and the late Gertrude King Farmer.

Charles graduated from Baltimore Polytechnic High school and attended Catonsville Community College.

He served in the Navy during the Korean War.

He was employed with Canteen in Baltimore, Md., starting in 1954. Once he moved to Hagerstown in 1967, he became owner and operator of Hagerstown Canteen Service Inc. for 32 years.

He was past president of the Hagerstown Rotary and the Mason-Dixon Council of Boy Scouts. He was chairman of the deacons at Paramount Baptist Church, where he also served on the Board of Trustees. He was involved with United Way and the YMCA for many years. He was also a member of Fountain Head Country Club.


Charles was a devoted husband, loving father and grandfather, and an avid fisherman.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Jo Ann King; one daughter, Pamela A. King Finster and her husband, Gary, of Williamsport, Md.; two sons, Charles G. King Jr. of Hagerstown and Jay Scott King and his wife, Heather, of Tarpon Spring, Fla.; six grandchildren, Christopher Robert Finster, Jessica Ann Finster, Dustin Charles Finster, Samantha Chase King, Chase Benjamin King and Kendall Isabel King; and numerous sisters and brothers.

Family will receive friends at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 26.

Services will be held Friday, March 27, 2009, at 11 a.m. at Paramount Baptist Church, 13234 Marsh Pike, Hagerstown, with Dr. Larry Rickard and the Rev. Don Stevenson officiating.

Interment will follow at Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD 21742.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Paramount Baptist Church, 13234 Marsh Pike, Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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