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GREENVILLE - Weldon "Tunney" C. King, Sr., 88, died January 14, 2015 at C.A. Dean Hospital in Greenville. He was born in Rockwood, October 7, 1926, the son of Charles and Georgianna (MacDonald) King.

He served in the US Navy in the Special Forces then known as Roger's Raiders, which was a secret operation until the 1970's, later known as the Navy Seals. He started logging at the age of 12 and has been a logging contractor for all of his life. He loved Rockwood, especially Scott's Pool where he spent much of his time. He enjoyed poling the river even into his 80's. From the late 1970's through the early 2000's, he and his wife have spent their winters in Venice, Florida, where he was a member of the Elks Club.

He is survived by his wife, of 61 years, Marilyn (Dunbar) King of Greenville; 2 daughters, Torri Stone of FL, and Maria Avery and her husband, Bill of Rockwood; 4 grandchildren, Liza Douglass of Rockwood, Jason Douglass of Portland, Weldon "Tunney" King of VT, and Kathryn King of MA; a brother, Wallace King of FL; three sisters, Colleen Tweedie of MO, Sheryl Haggan of FL, and Lorraine Harmon of Brunswick; many nieces and nephews including a special niece, Trina Mercier of Lewiston.

He was predeceased by a son, Weldon "Tunney" King, Jr.; three brothers, and four sisters; and a son-in-law, Tim Stone.

Public services will be announced later in the spring by Crosby & Neal, Greenville. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to C.A. Dean Hospital, P.O. Box 1129, Greenville, ME 04441. For an online guest register, go to www.CrosbyNeal.com.
Published on  January 17, 2015
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