The Deale VFD&RS is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Life Member Leonard King,r S.. Leonard King served the Deale Volunteer Fire Department for 32 years, holding positions as Treasurer, President and Lieutenant.
Mr. Leonard T. King, Sr., of Deale, Maryland, and formerly of Damascus, Maryland, died Thursday, February 1, at the Anne Arundel Medical Center, Annapolis, Maryland, with friends and family by his side.
Born April 21, 1942, in Clarksburg, Maryland, he was the son of the late Kenneth and Olivia King. He is survived by three children, Lisa Lewis, of Charlestown, West Virginia, Kelly King of Deale, Maryland, and Leonard T. King, Jr., of Frederick, Maryland, 4 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren.
Upon graduation from Damascus High School, he attended the University of Maryland in their fire engineering curriculum before taking a job as a Fire Prevention Officer with Montgomery County, Maryland. He received his Associate of Arts Degree in Fire Science from Montgomery College. He was the President of the Maryland State Firemen’s Association (1985-1986), President of the Maryland Fire Chiefs Association (1990-1991) and served on the Board of Directors for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (2003-2015). He was involved with Damascus, Rocky Ridge, Deale, Marlboro, and many other Volunteer Fire Departments. He was also the recipient of many awards and honors.
Friends may call 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, February 9, at Molesworth-Williams P.A., Funeral Home, 26401 Ridge Road, Damascus, Maryland 20872. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 10, at Damascus United Methodist Church, 9700 New Church Street, Damascus, Maryland 20872. Interment will be private.
The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, P.O. Drawer 498, Emmitsburg, Maryland 21727.