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James Herbert King Sr., 95, of Dunkirk died Feb. 3, 2013, at Calvert County Nursing Center.

He was born July 26, 1917, in North Beach to John Wilson and Ida Estelle (Stallings) King.

He was raised and educated in Calvert County. As a young man, he enjoyed playing baseball and bowling. On Nov. 14, 1936, he married Ruby Marselas in Lower Marlboro. The couple resided in Dunkirk since their marriage. He was a farmer and later operated the J.H. King Construction Co. He primarily did all the interior work and remodeling of the Drug Fair stores in Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania and North Carolina. He retired in the late 1980s. He was a member of Smithville United Methodist Church, Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department and the Carpenters Union Local of Washington, D.C.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby King; daughter, Joyce L. King; three grandchildren; brother, John Calvert King; and sisters, Ruth Geiman, Lillian Walton and Mary Old.

He is survived by his son, James H. “Bucky” King Jr. and his wife, Helen, of East New Market; daughters, Nancy K. Tarry and her husband, Bill, of North Beach, L. Sue Edwards and her husband, Skip, of Lusby and Patty Moore and her husband, Joe, of Dunkirk; 12 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; brother, Robert Lee King of Baltimore; and sisters, Ida Belle Garner of Solomons, Mildred Nicholson of Upper Marlboro and Evelyn Donaldson of Severn.

Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at Rausch Funeral Home in Owings.

Funeral services and a celebration of his life will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department.

Interment will follow at Mt. Harmony Church Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Dunkirk VFD.