Richard Jerome “Junebug” King, Jr.
June 27, 1940- March 2, 2014
Richard Jerome “Junebug” King, Jr., 73, of Sunderland passed away March 2, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born June 27, 1940 in Fairhaven to Richard Jerome and Louise C. (Marquess) King. Junebug was raised in Chesapeake Beach and graduated from Calvert High School in 1959. He married Cecelia Leone on August 12, 1962 in Prince Frederick. Junebug enlisted in the United States Army on June 4, 1962, earning the Good Conduct Medal, and was honorably discharged on June 3, 1964. A lifelong tobacco farmer, he was also employed as a newspaper distributor for the Washington Post for thirty five years. In his leisure time, Junebug enjoyed being outdoors, rabbit hunting, baseball, softball, and dogs. He was an avid Washington Redskins and Baltimore Orioles Fan. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family and friends.
Junebug was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Cecelia D. King. He is survived by seven children Richard King III and wife Madolynn of Sunderland, Russell King and wife Christine of Sunderland, Reneé Powers and husband Kenneth of Huntingtown, Robert King and wife Amy of Owings, Rodney King of Sunderland, Ronald King and wife Susan of Huntingtown, and Randy King and wife Gabrielle of North Beach. Also surviving are eighteen grandchildren, and brothers Charles D. King of West Virginia, and Dennis W. King of North Beach.
Friday, March 7, 2014