CSM (RET) Edwin Moseley King

December 10, 1923May 1, 2014
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Edwin M. King, 90, passed away peacefully on May 1, 2014 at Hospice Home of Wake County. He was a longtime resident at Abbotswood Senior Community in Raleigh.

Eddie was born on December 10, 1923 in Kinston, NC to the late Martin N. and Ethel Coffey King.

He is survived by his two daughters, Dorwin K. Lanham and Sonia L. Bradshaw and husband, Lee, all of Raleigh; grandson, Parke Strong and wife, Kelly, and their children, Sawyer, Sullivan, and Schaffer; grandson, Ryan Strong and his children, Marlee, Bentley, Turner, and Piper.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy H. King in 2007.

Eddie had a military career that spanned 3 wars and 30 years, from 1943-1977. In 1975, he was appointed as the first Command Sergeant Major with the US Army Criminal Investigation Division. His military decorations include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, 2 Purple Hearts, and the Army Commendation Medal. He served 4 overseas tours in the Pacific, Europe, and Vietnam.

He is remembered by his family and friends as always loving, loyal, kind, generous, and humorous.

The family will receive friends from 6-8pm on Monday, May 5, 2014 at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 200 SE Maynard Road, Cary, NC 27511.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at Greenwood Forest Baptist Church, 110 SE Maynard Road, Cary, NC 27511. Burial will follow at Montlawn Memorial Park, 2911 S. Wilmington Street, Raleigh, NC 27603.

Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to Hospice of Wake County/Transitions LifeCare, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607.

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  • Visitation Monday, May 5, 2014
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, May 6, 2014

CSM (RET) Edwin Moseley King

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Gary Griswold

May 27, 2014

Dear Family and Friends of Ed King: Today is Memorial Day and I thought about my time in the Army now 50 years past. I thought about Ed King on this day and searched his name on the web, which brought me to this site. It saddens me that he has passed from this world, but I am happy that I had the opportunity to serve with Sgt Maj. King at Fort Hood, Texas, 2d Armored Division, HQ, G2, from 1965 to 66. Ed was one of the finest men I've ever known. The way he conducted himself has been an inspiration to me all these years. I also had the privilege of meeting Dot and Sonja is those long ago days. I wish you all my deepest condolences. I thank you for posting all those wonderful pictures and the video. I will never forget Eddie King. Bless you All. .

Denise Raynor

May 7, 2014

What a dearly loved man! I was honored to know and love Eddie as well as your dear family. Praying for you all!


Denise Raynor
Abbotswood at Stonehenge

Tony Potter

May 6, 2014

What a great lover of God, wife, family, friends, and country. I will miss you Uncle Eddie. You were a great influence in my life!

Alex & Gregg Tutwiler

May 6, 2014

Mr. King was the previous owner of our home. We had the privilege to have him over a couple of times after our house purchase, and to listen to the story of his life with his dear wife in their last home together. We were so thankful to have met him, and to have learned so much about the home we had chosen. Mr. King was kind, generous and was such a character! We are very sorry to know that he passed, but we find comfort in that he is now reunited with the love of his life. Our most sincere condolences to Sonia and her family.

Sandra & Bob Richardson

May 5, 2014

ED was so kind and thoughtful. He was a co-minister with his wife, Dot, in prison ministry, Baptist women in miniatry, host in the home. And Ed knew how to do so many fix-it things. So thankful to have known Ed and Dot. Heard a lot about their daughters and grandchildren whom they loved dearly.

cheryl foster

May 5, 2014

I loved this man! He showed the love of Christ everywhere he went. now he is with his heaven father.. tell mom we said hi.. see u soon Uncle Eddie.
Cheryl Foster

Kassandra Benson

May 4, 2014

Eddie touched everyone's life he came in contact with, he was a great leader in his military career as well as in his everyday life... from sharing many stories and laughs with my young marines... To being the first one to welcome new residents at Abbotswood... Always, always a smile and warm welcome with every visit.... I am truly honored to have known such a wonderful person and friend

May 3, 2014

Many fond memories of being with him in 449th Field Artillery Observation Battalion in the 50's. We had many wonderful visits with him at army reunions and Abbottswood Retirement Center. He was a great friend and we will certainly miss him.
Odell & Patty Kivett