Official Obituary of

Edward L. King

June 18, 1928 ~ July 6, 2023 (age 95) 95 Years Old

Edward King Obituary

Edward L. King, a resident of Fairchance, Pennsylvania, peacefully passed away on July 6, 2023. Born on June 18, 1928 to the late Robert A. and Laura M. King, Edward grew up in Fairchance and was deeply rooted in his community. At a young age, he was baptized and became a member of the New Zion Baptist Church, where he later served as a Deacon after being ordained by Rev. John S. Brack. When the church was sold, Edward joined the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church and continued his service as a Deacon.

In addition to his dedication to his faith, Edward worked diligently for over 30 years at the US Steel Homestead Branch. His commitment and hard work were evident throughout his career. Edward was truly blessed to have witnessed five generations of his family, leaving behind a lasting legacy.

Edward was preceded in death by his beloved wife of nearly 64 years, Beatty Y. Thomas King, as well as his sons Edmond D. and Brian. He also mourned the loss of his grandson Jacob E. and granddaughter Nicole. Additionally, Edward was preceded in death by his siblings: Horace, John Robert, Clarence, Clyde, James, Wayne, George, Delley, Pearl, Alma, Diana, Philomena, Bernice, Cindy, Carol, and Thelma.

Edward is survived by his children: Edward R. (Patricia), Marcia, Cynthia, Michael (Katrina), and Gregory (Rachelle). He is also survived by his remaining siblings: Thomas (Brenda), Blanche Wilkerson (Kenneth), Marshall King, and Pamela Bealls. Edward's memory will be cherished by his grandchildren: Dominique (Omar), Heather (Stanley), Serenity (James), Travis (Jennifer), Jeremy, Justin, Julian (Gabrielle), Sarah, Luke, Kimberly, and Kari. His great-grandchildren include Jonae, Mijonna, Jonathan, Chayse (Carlynton), Rylen, Tesya, Romny, Lyricc, Demetryus, Guillermo, John Patrick, Jayce, and Isabella. Furthermore, Edward was blessed with great-great-grandchildren: Emory, Carlyntyna, Carlynton Jr., Remyngton, McKinley, Matayo, and Journey.

Edward held a special place in his heart for his nephew, Leon Green, and his son-in-law, Clayton Smith. He will be fondly remembered by a multitude of friends, his church family, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral services to honor Edward's life will be conducted by the compassionate team at Dean Whitmarsh Funeral Home, ensuring a respectful and heartfelt farewell.

Visitation in the Dean Whitmarsh Funeral Home, 134 West Church Street, Fairchance, Pa. on Thursday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. and in Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 135 North Morgantown Street, Fairchance, Pa. on Friday, July 14, 2023 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will begin at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Marvin Harris officiating.

Interment will be on Thursday, July 20, 2023 at 12:30 p.m. at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, 1158 Morgan Road, Bridgeville, Pa. 15017 with Military Rites being accorded by General Marshall Amvets Post 103 Honor Guard.

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July 13, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Dean C. Whitmarsh Funeral Home
134 West Church Street
Fairchance, PA 15436

July 14, 2023

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Mount Calvary Baptist Church
135 North Morgantown Street
Fairchance, PA 15436

Funeral Service
July 14, 2023

1:00 PM
Mount Calvary Baptist Church
135 North Morgantown Street
Fairchance, PA 15436

July 20, 2023

12:30 PM
National Cemetery of the Alleghenies
1158 Morgan Road
Bridgeville, PA 15017


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