1937 – 2013

FARMINGTON — Ernest “Nookie” King, 76, of Jay, died Wednesday evening, Feb. 20, at the Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington after a short illness.

He was born on Jan. 29, 1937, in Farmington, a son of Archie and Dorothy
(Davis) King. He attended Livermore Falls schools, and for over 30 years, he worked at Isaacson Lumber Company in Livermore Falls.

Nookie lived with his sister, Dorothy, and her husband, Everett Hunt for many
years before going to live with his niece, Debbie Merrill, and her husband, Rick, in Jay for 15 years. For the past year, he was a resident of the Victorian Villa in Canton.

His favorite hobby was collecting and sorting returnable bottles and cans and
cashing them in. He also enjoyed sitting on the Knapp St. wall with neighborhood
friends, listening to the scanner and keeping Debbie informed of all the happenings. He also enjoyed listening to radio broadcasts of the Red Sox and local high school sports. His greatest pleasure, however, was time spent with his family, Dot, Everett, their children and their individual families.

He is survived by a sister, Mary Wilson of Peru; nieces, Debbie Merrill and her
husband, Rick, of Jay and Millie Brown and her husband, Larry, of East Livermore; great-nephew, Scott Brown, his girlfriend, Patty Hastings, and her son, LJ, of Chesterville; great-niece, Amy Byrne and her husband, Harry V, of Bethany, Conn.; great-great-nieces and -nephews, Mike, Christina and Korin Brown of Jay, Harry V and Avery I of Bethany, Conn. and several other nieces, nephews and their families.

He was predeceased by his parents, Archie and Dorothy King; his sisters, Dorothy Hunt and her husband, Everett, Abbie, Maddie Goding, Annie Belanger, Etta “Diddy” Cox and Beverly Nichols; brothers, Archie “Jr.” King III and Palmer King.

His family wishes to thank the Victorian Villa staff, the doctors, ICU and third-floor nursing staff at Franklin Memorial Hospital, as well as all of the hospital staff for their wonderful care of Ernest his family during his recent illness.

Words of condolence and tribute may be shared with his family and friends on his
tribute wall at www.wilesrc.com.

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