2011-09-01 / Obituaries

Glenn E. King

Glenn E. King, of Jamestown, died peacefully Aug. 27, 2011, at his home.

Born in Keenan, W.Va., on Jan. 4, 1919, Glenn was the son of Jonathan W. and Margaret Jane King and husband of the late Ann Good King. Glenn married Ann on April 5, 1942, and remained happily married for 65 years.

Right after his wedding, Glenn was drafted into the Army and fought in World War II with the Spearhead Division. He earned the Silver Star for valor and received the Purple Heart.

Upon returning from the war he worked at the Long Island Navy Shipyard and then went on to become vice president of the H.F. Butler Corp., a steel manufacturing plant in Union, N.J. Glenn retired in 1976 and pursued his hobbies of traveling and making fine furniture and grandfather clocks. In 1990 he and his wife moved to the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and lived there for 12 wonderful years. In 2002 they moved to Jamestown to be closer to family in their golden years.

He is survived by his three daughters and sons-in-law; Barbara and Jim Segerstrom of Annapolis, Md.; Marsha and Fred Brome of Jamestown; and Mary and Ed Kitchen of Kitty Hawk, N.C.; seven grandchildren and wives/husbands; Joshua and Sue Segerstrom, Andrew Segerstrom, Corrie and Andy Dufresne, Dana Brome, Caitlin Brome, Lindsey and Tim Butch, Natalie Kitchen; and five greatgrandchildren: Erin, Noah and Michael Segerstrom, and Zach and Adam Dufresne.

A memorial service with military honors will be held Saturday, Sept. 24, at 2 p.m. in the Fagan-Quinn Funeral Home in North Kingstown.

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