Warren Lee King

March 24, 1937 - March 18, 2009
Warren Lee King

Warren Lee King, 71, of Wilmington, NC, died Wednesday, March 18th, 2009 at his home following a period of declining health.

A native of Wilmington, NC, born March 24, 1937, Warren was the son of the late David Howard King and Mrs. Dorothy Marie King. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church; had served in the North Carolina National Guard, and had retired from Airmasters Heating and Air Conditioning Co. in 1997 with more than 20 years of service. Married for over 46 years, Warren was the loving husband to his wife that he affectionately called “Junebug”. Falling in love so many years ago, they have remained a solid married couple that many could easily envy. Together, they were the couple that most others who knew them loved and wanted to be around. It was this very love that kept his will to live so strong during his time of failing health.

Warren was also a loving friend, brother, father, and grandfather. Those who knew him were privileged to have known a good man. It’s hard to put into words how much he will be missed. With a heart of gold and an unstoppable drive in whatever he did, he had all of the makings of a wonderful role model. Warren was a family man with traditional values which he instilled into his own children. He taught them to always try do your best, work hard and to live life right. He left and made a wonderful impression on them.

Warren was passionate about his many hobbies; including puzzles, wood carving, making movies, collecting antique bottles, coins, and metal detecting or working in his backyard shop. There is hardly anything that he hasn’t gotten curious about and attempted to either collect, build or simply create from scratch. He often tried to cram more hours into a day than there were to accomplish some of these. Simply because there never seemed to be enough time in a day to get it all done. Yet, somehow he always seemed to make it happen and complete that “latest” project.

His passion for his hobbies was only outweighed by his love for his grandkids. He formed inseparable bonds and created memories with all three that they will be able to fall back on for the rest of their lives. Warren was the “Papa” that every grandchild shown have. From his playing on his hands and knees whatever the game may have been at the time, to teaching them how to use their imagination and let it run wild.

We will miss this man dearly, but we all know that he is now resting in peace and he will be waiting patiently for us until we all see him again.

Surviving are his wife, June H. King of the home; his son, Jeffrey Mark King and wife, Michelle Rose King; two daughters, Tina King English and husband Kenneth Edward English, II, and Christina King Meares and husband Frank Christopher Meares, three grandchildren; Elise Danielle King, Sophia Arianne King and Sebastian Adam King, all of Wilmington; two brothers, Herman David King of Elizabethton, TN and Thurman Howard King and wife Vadie Ann King of Wilmington.

A memorial service will be held 3:00 p.m. Sunday, March 22nd, 2009 at Faith Baptist Church, 405 Shipyard Blvd., Wilmington, NC 28403, with Rev. Frank Hackworth and Rev. Chris Mills officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following services. In lieu of flowers, Memorial gifts in Mr. King’s memory are requested to go to the church.

Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmngton, NC 28403. 910.791.9099


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  • March 22, 2009
    The Dineen Animal Hospital Family says:
    Dear Tina and family, Our prayers are with you during this time of grief and transition. May your happy memories carry you through, and the knowledge that you provided so much love and comfort in his life. As da Vinci once said, "As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death." We love you; you are in our thoughts.

  • March 20, 2009
    michael joseph king says:
    uncle warren you were the toughest man to ever lived thats why jeff called you superman.aunt june,jeff,tina,christy,if any of you ever need anything then just call us and if we have it then you have it i love all of you and uncle warren will never be forgotten,he will remain in our hearts,for as long as we are alive and continue to touch peoples hearts as he always has,we should hold uncle warren high up as a matriarch of the king family for he was and always will be a special person

  • March 20, 2009
    Dennis and Kris Spangler says:
    Dear Precious Family, Our thoughts, prayers and love are with each of you both now and through your journey ahead. Anyone that has ever met Warren is a person blessed. He absolutely had a contagious smile, twinkle in his eyes and a great sense of humour. Of course there was lots of love to go with it all. If there is anything that you need, please do not hesitate to let us know. We are here.... With love, Dennis and Kris Spangler

  • March 20, 2009
    Sheree Harrell says:
    Uncle Warren always made everyone laugh...especially the little kids. When I was little, we would play together and he was just as silly as the rest of the children. (He seemed like a child, too. He was one of us!) We watched movies until midnight on Friday nights and he was always playing tricks and telling us stories. I know he is watching over all of us now. He will always remain special in my heart. **I love you Uncle Warren!** Sheree

  • March 20, 2009
    Sybil Walker says:
    To June and Family, I am so sorry for your loss...Please accept my sincere condolences...I have known Warren since he was a little boy and have many fond memories of him and my Brother Mickey Ivey, as they were best friends for many years...cherish your memories and know that you all will be in my thoughts and prayers.