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Paul Richard King

May 22, 1938 — August 30, 2022

Paul Richard King, age 84 of Moorefield, WV passed away Tuesday evening, August 30, 2022, at the Hampshire Memorial Hospital in Romney, WV. Born on May 22, 1938, in Damascus, MD, he was a son of the late Leslie Crittenden King and Bertha Marie Beall King. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two infant brothers, five additional brothers and a sister. 

Paul was a faithful Christian, an active Gideon, and a wonderful example to us all.

He grew up near Damascus, MD on Kingstead Farms.  Paul was a dairy farmer, and breeder of Kingway Registered Holsteins in PA for 30 years.  He enjoyed judging cattle at many county and state fairs, and in several South American Countries.  4H Club played an important part of Paul's life.  He was a 4H All-Star in Maryland and attended 4H Club Congress in Chicago in 1956.  He was a 4H leader for 25 years, and he was a dairy judging coach.  During his farming years, he hosted tours from several foreign countries at his Pennsylvania farm and sold animals to numerous countries.  He was inducted into the Pennsylvania Holstein Hall of Fame in 1992. 

After selling his cows and farm, Paul & Kathy moved to WV.  They went on several mission trips to Africa, Papua New Guinea, and Romania, which usually included building projects.  He became an EMT, rode with the ambulance, then became a Ski Patroller at Canaan Valley.  He was ski patroller of the year in 2009.  He also worked on the flood control dams in five counties in the Conservation District for several years. Paul's chocolate chip cookies were famous and made them regularly for family and thank-you gifts.

Surviving is his loving wife of 62 years, Kathleen Ann Beall King; two sons, Peter B. (Tracey) King of Dover, PA and David A. (Rose) King of Fisher, WV; a daughter, Lesley L. (Rick) Bailey of Bowling Green, KY; two sisters, Mary F. King of Damascus, MD and Gloria E. Daly of Fairfield, CA; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be conducted 7:00 PM Tuesday, September 6, 2022, at the Fraley Funeral Home Chapel, 107 Washington Street with Pastor Lynn Rohrbaugh officiant. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM until time of services. A Graveside Committal will be held at 12:30 PM, Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at the Upper Seneca Baptist Church Cemetery, 23401 Davis Mill Rd, Germantown, MD 20876. Due to the current COVID-19 recommendations, wearing of masks and social distancing by individuals unvaccinated is recommended.

Memorials may be directed to Gideons International, (Grant/Hardy Camp) P O Box 344, Petersburg, WV 26847.

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