Rev. Delbert J. King, beloved husband, father, and grandfather passed away peacefully at home from complications of Parkinson’s and Lewy Body Dementia. He was 79. He was born in Mesopotamia, Ohio to Katie and Ernest King.
Rev. King graduated from Rio Grande College (Ohio) and earned his Master of Divinity degree from the Chandler School of Theology, Emory University. He served many churches in the North Central Florida district of the UMC, including Grace UMC (Gainesville), Keystone Heights UMC, and Pine UMC (Ft. McCoy). He served on various communities in the district over the years. A memorable trip to the Holy Land with his daughter and pastor friend was the highpoint of his walk with the Lord. Rev. King was a member of the Ornan Masonic Lodge
No. 117 (Williston), where he served as chaplain for many years.
Rev. King was preceded by his two older sisters. He is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Maureen, his three daughters whom he loved dearly, and six very special grandchildren.
Services for Rev. King will be private with burial in the High Springs Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift in Rev. King’s memory to Pine UMC or the Alachua County Humane Society.
Arrangements are under the care of MILAM FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES 311 South Main St. Gainesville, FL. (352) 376-5361 www.milamfh.co