Doris Grantham King

February 15, 1933January 26, 2013
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Doris Elaine Grantham King Doris Elaine Grantham King, 79, passed away surrounded by the love and affection of her family and friends on January 26, 2013 at Sanitasole Assisted Living Facility on Marco Island, FL. Doris was born to Ruth Elaine Long and ZebZingle Grantham on February 15, 1933 in New Bern, NC. She was preceded in death by her brothers Lamont, Robert and Joseph Grantham of Morehead City, NC. She will be ever so dearly missed by her husband of almost 58 years, Paul Douglas King; daughter Debra Elaine and her husband Carl Overstreet; daughter Donna Kay and her husband Rick Seymour; son Kelly King and his wife Suzette; their eight grandchildren aged 30-15, Peter, Daniel, Devon, Lauren, Ryan, Douglas, Trevor and Christopher; and their grandchildren’s spouses and loved ones, Ryssa, Nan and Drew. Doris graduated from Morehead City High School in North Carolina and received a business degree from East Carolina University in 1954. She married her high school sweetheart and the love of her life on March 27, 1955. She soon became a legal secretary, a mother of three children and President of the Morehead City Junior Women’s Club. Doris enjoyed designing and making clothes for local charities and events, and she was an excellent cook. She moved to the Washington, DC suburbs in 1967 where she entered Federal civilian service as a budget analyst for the F-4 aircraft project office, then a financial manager for foreign military sales, business manager for the Sidewinder missile program and lastly an administrator of research and development funds for Naval Aviation. She received many outstanding performance awards in these positions. She was well known for hosting many dinner parties and happy hours for friends, neighbors and business associates. Doris and Doug retired to Marco Island, FL in 1988 where they continued an active social calendar, including breakfasts at McDonald’s and happy hours with friends and family, boating, fishing and enjoying the beach and pool with their grandchildren. Doris was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Morehead City, NC, and the Wesley United Methodist Church of Marco Island, FL. Throughout her life, Doris was a kind and gentle person who lived her life with grace and affection. She was a caring and loving wife, mother,grandmother, and friend. Friends are invited to join her family at a memorial service celebrating Doris’ life and spirit on January 29, 2013 at 2:00pm at Wesley United Methodist Church, 350 S. Barfield Drive, Marco Island, FL, and at a reception immediately following at their home at 773 Nautilus Court, Marco Island, FL 34145-1917. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Alzheimer’s Support Network, 660 Tamiami Trail N, Suite 21, Naples, FL 34102.


  • Memorial Service Tuesday, January 29, 2013

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Leah Woodall

February 11, 2013

Doris had a great influence on my life and many others. She taught you by the way she lived her life, her love for Doug and her family and how she treated people. She was so kind, sweet and just knew when you need support. I will always remember how she took me under her wings in my early days at NAVAIR. That smile will forever be with me.

Kirk and Beverly Ledbetter

February 9, 2013

Doris we will miss you dearly. Kirk looked forward to exchanging birthday cards every year with you and Doug. We were all February babies along with another friend of both our families Norm Woodall.

Doris you were a real lady always. And one of the kindest and most helpful people we know. You and Doug took great care of us when we were in Marco Island and we'll be forever thankful for all your kindness and help then and over all the years.

May you rest in peace and God bless you and your family forever.

We miss you love you and hope to see you again in God's keeping.

Bill Hickox

February 9, 2013

Dear Doug, Was terribly sorry to hear of Dorris' passing. It has been a long time since our last contact in the DC area. Please send me your email# and phone# and I will be happy to renew our contact and get our lives updated if you so desire. My email is, phone#910-799-5704

Jeanette @John De Barro

February 1, 2013

We did not know Doris well but when we met her... that smile was so beautiful. You just know she was a beautiful person inside and out.

Cindy & Dave House

February 1, 2013

Doris was truly a "one of a kind" person. She exuded charm, kindness, and sincerity like no other. Doris took Cindy under her wing served as both a role model and mentor. Their relationship grew over time to one of a deep and abiding love. Dave will never forget the great hugs he received from Doris. We, as a couple, will always be grateful for knowing Doris. She is now in a better place, but we will dearly miss her.

Gaelic Maxwell Merrick

February 1, 2013

Mother called yesterday with regards to Doris...her childhood best friend &cousin on the Hamilton side.Doris was one of Mother's Brides Maids in her weddingin Morehead City, NC. @ First United Methodist Church.

I send you our prayers in proxy for Mom.....Claudette James. ( Maiden )
May you and yours find solice in the fact, we will all meet in the heaven one day and with that thought, please be comforted.

Best of Regards,


Ed and Shari Paltani

January 28, 2013

In loving memory of a very special woman,we love you and miss you and will never forget you.God bless you rest in peace