Jerry Norman King
December 31, 1941 – April 22, 2019
Jerry Norman King a lifelong resident of Bowie, MD. Jerry died peacefully on April 22, 2019, with his wife Linda, and his best friend Roger at his bedside. He passed after six weeks, due to complications from surgery.
Jerry was born in Alexandria, Va. He attended and graduated from Bladensburg, H.S. Class of 59. Jerry worked while in high school at King Motor Company in Washington DC, until he acquired the company, moved it to Maryland and renamed his business King Towing, where he worked until his retirement in 2017. Jerry served his country in the U.S. AirForce Reserve, and attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. He attended St. Matthews United Methodist Church, where he met his wife Linda.
Jerry wasn’t all work, in the 1960’s through the 1970’s, he owned and raced drag boats, and was able to tour the country while enjoying the sport. He also enjoyed watching car races, fishing, dancing, and feeding the birds and squirrels in the backyard. Jerry will be remembered as having a “Big Heart.” He was an outgoing man who had a great sense of humor.
Jerry is survived by his wife Linda of Bowie, MD, whom he married in 2017, his former spouse and mother to his daughter, Joanne Dustin, Daughter Renee King of Laurel, MD.
The family is planning a memorial service at a later date.
St. Matthews United Methodist Church
14900 Annapolis Road, Bowie, MD 20715
- Memorial Service at a later date
Jerry Norman King
Shellie Spivey - Cavanagh
May 2, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We pray for your peace and comfort.
My mom Myra just told me of Jerry's passing last night, she is unwell herself.
I have so many fond memories of Jerry and Renee and you have been in my thoughts often over the years.
Lots of Love thoughts and prayers to everyone.
Myra & Shellie