William D. ‘Bill’ King, 84

William D. “Bill” King, 84, of Lewes, Del., passed away on Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, at home, surrounded by his loving family.

After 22 years at Paramount Poultry, King went to work for Bell Atlantic, from which he later retired, after 23 years of service. Even after retirement, he continued working, doing lawn maintenance, and filled his time helping others with odd jobs. King enjoyed spending time with his family, working in his garden, hunting and watching NASCAR.

King was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Anna Mae King; his parents, George W. King and Effie King; his brother, Emory H. King; and his sister, Alma Wharton. King is survived by his six children, Carol Riggins and her husband, Ray, William David King and his wife, Eileen, Louise McDonald and her husband, John, Allan King and his girlfriend, Sandy, Donna Morris and her husband, Wesley, and Brenda King, 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; his sister, Ruth Henry; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, at noon, in Melson’s Long Neck Chapel, 32013 Long Neck Road, Millsboro, Del., where friends may call starting at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Conley’s Chapel Cemetery, Lewes, Del. In lieu of flowers, the family requested memorial contributions for the treatment and research of Alzheimer’s at alz.org. Condolences may be sent online at www.melsonfuneralservices.com.