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CSM (RET) Edwin Moseley King

December 10, 1923 - May 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...
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.

Condolences may be sent through www.brownwynnecary.com

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"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..." Gary Griswold (Hendersonville, NC)

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