Carl Wayman King, 88

July 07, 2009

OCT. 29, 1920-JULY 6, 2009

FALLING WATERS, W.Va. - Carl Wayman King, 88, of Falling Waters, passed away July 6, 2009, at City Hospital.

Born Oct. 29, 1920, in Cottageville, W.Va., he was the son of the late Cecil King and Eunice Manahan King.

Carl proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II as an electrician's mate, third class. He was credited with saving the lives of 75 survivors of a small tanker during the height of a raging typhoon off of Iwo Jima.

He attended Bridge of Life Church and was a member of the Pioneers Club.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Edward King.

Carl is survived by his wife of 59 years, Ellen Mae (Burgdorf) King; six sons, Terry and Rick King, both of Hagerstown, Md., Michael, Jerry and David King, all of Falling Waters, and Pat King of Edmonton, Ky.; one daughter, Sandi Hall of Martinsburg, W.Va.; one brother, Carroll King of California; two sisters, Virginia King and Louise Murray, both of Cottageville, W.Va.; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.


The family will receive friends Wednesday, July 8, 2009, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Rosedale Funeral Home, Martinsburg.

Funeral services will be Thursday, July 9, 2009, at 2:30 p.m. at Rosedale Funeral Home.

Military rites will follow in Rosedale Cemetery, Martinsburg.

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