Charles Alan King passed away at his home on November 23, 2021. The family is deeply saddened by his passing.
He was born on January 3, 1951 in Chestertown, MD, the son of the late Charles and Doris Mench King. He grew up in Rock Hall and Chestertown, MD. He graduated from Kent County High School and worked at Ozman’s Body Shop. He loved his family and his country.
In 1975, he joined the US Air Force and continued his training in the fields of communications and munitions systems. During this time he met and married his first wife and had 2 children. He retired from the military after 20 years of service and later worked for defense contractors. In 2011 he finally retired, much to the delight of his beloved beagle, Bandit.
For those lucky enough to know him, he will be remembered for his energy, his compassion and his willingness to always help others. It was a life of service in the purest sense of the word. He was a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Moose, Elks, and Eagles fraternal organizations. He was an active volunteer with The American Legion Post 293 in Purcellville, VA, where he met his current wife, Staci. They married in 2008 and have lived together in Northern Virginia and Kennedyville, MD.
Mr King liked “cars and trucks and things that go fast”. He enjoyed working and collecting classic cars, attending car shows and fishing as much as he could. He also enjoyed painting ceramics and will be remembered as an incredible artist and gifted mechanic. He could build just about anything and helped so many people with all kinds of manual activities. He had a passion for demolition work – it was his favorite! He was an avid traveler during his lifetime as he visited dozens of countries.
He was predeceased by a daughter Leslie King; a brother, Steven King and a half-sister, Paula Bennett.
He is survived by his wife, Staci King of Herndon, VA; son, Charles Alan King II of Hope Mills, North Carolina; brother Dennis King (Ann) of Hot Springs, AR; mother-in-law Rose Marie Metcalf of Chestertown, MD; and half-brother Wayne Slagle of New Castle, DE.
All are invited to attend a funeral service to be held Friday, April 29, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at Union Cemetery, 323 N King Street Leesburg, VA 20176, with a celebration of life to follow at American Legion Post 293 , 112 N. 21st Street, Purcellville, VA 20132.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The American Legion Riders, Loudoun County Chapter 293 at PO Box 111, Sterling, VA 20167. Charles Alan King