LOVELL — Richard Leroy King of Lovell passed away on Wednesday, March 18, at home after a three-and-a-half-year journey with leukemia that had more bright moments than low with his loving wife of 64 years, son, friends and doggies.

Richard served in the U.S. Navy, both in World War II and the Korean War. He was also a firefighter for the city of Lynn, Mass., for 30 years before retiring to Maine. In retirement, Richard humbly, and with great joy and respect, served as a Gate 9 security officer for the Fryeburg Fair for 33 fair seasons, and also fulfilled many other service-oriented activities.

Richard is survived by his wife, Norma C. “Sunshine” King; and his son, Douglas Scott King, who resides in Florida.

Our beloved daughter, Linda Gayle King, will be greeting her dad in heaven with joyous smiles.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.woodfuneralhome.org.

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