Robert King, Jr. ’37

Robert King, Jr. ’37 died in Durham, N.C., on Feb. 22.
He was born in Richmond, Va., on Aug. 24, 1915, to the Reverend Dr. and Mrs. Robert King 1906.

A graduate of Davidson, he spent 60 years as a stockbroker. Retiring as a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy, King served in the Pacific Theater in World War II. He was a past president of the Lions Club in Durham. He was also active for 68 years in the Gideons International, serving as local, state, and international officer. He was an elder at Blacknall Memorial Presbyterian Church. King was preceded in death by his loving wife of 55 years, Helen Ayers King.

He is survived by his second wife of 12 years, Catherine M. King, 2801 Carmel Rd., Charlotte, NC 28226-6393; his children, Robert King III ’66 (Yvonne); Ellen King Wiser (Clark); and Mary King Milks (Buddy). In addition, he has three grandchildren, Brook Galvin (John), Rebekah Collette (John), and Andrew Wiser ’98 (Dru).