Leeman F. King

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Howland - Leeman F. King, 87 years of age, passed peacefully August 28th at Penobscot Valley Hospital in Lincoln. Born September 11, 1928, in Lincoln, he was the son of Clayton B. and Thelma King. He is survived by two brothers and a sister: Carroll and wife Edith King of West Enfield; Wayne and wife Gail King of Las Vegas, NV; sister Cynthia and husband Mike Whalen of West Enfield; and his late brother Philip's widow Mallie King of West Enfield. Leeman is also survived by his sons Gary King of Howland; Timothy and wife Andrea King of Cape Canaveral, FL; Dale King and partner Pam Leveille of West Enfield; and daughter Jill King and partner Tom Hunter of Howland. He was predeceased by his wife Ruby Ireland King in 2012 and their daughter Wendy in 2014, son Stuart in 2014, and son Michael in 2016; also, his brother Philip King, who passed away earlier this year. Leeman is survived by his grandchildren Dawn King Flynn of Florida; Jamie King and Jeremy King, both of West Enfield; Cassie King Sherman of Howland; Nathan King of Milo; Chris King of Bangor; Felicia King Rodman of Connecticut; and Lauren Marie Russell of Smithfield; also several great-grandchildren. Leeman also leaves behind his dear friend Gail Garron of Howland. Leeman served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was employed for 40 years with the Bangor Hydro Electric Co. He was the founder and inaugural member of the Bangor Hydro Federal Credit Union. He also established the Howland Enfield Federal Credit Union. During his life, he established and operated King's Hardware & Plumbing, King's Plumbing, King's LP Gas, King's Trailer Park & Plumbing, and King's Storage and Rental. He also was a member of the Masons Composite Lodge #168 in LaGrange; the Bangor Chapter of Shriners Scottish and York Rites; and the IBEW Electrical Union/ Bangor Hydro Electric. Leeman served the Howland community for several decades as its town selectman. His vast knowledge of the area's history made him the unofficial town historian. Addressing the concerns of his townspeople was Leeman's first and utmost concern, dedicating his life to the betterment of the community. In addition, Leeman also served on the SAD 31 School Board. In his later years, Leeman delighted in spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing and canoeing. He loved bringing together family and friends for what he described as his "hootenannies." The King family thanks the entire staff at Penobscot Valley Hospital for the wonderful care and support they provided Leeman in his final days. Graveside services will be held 1:30 p.m. Friday, September 2, at Howland Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.clayfuneralhome.com.
Published on  August 31, 2016
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