George E. King, Sr.

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George E. King, Sr., 68, of Gloversville, passed
October 7, 2021, after a brief illness surrounded by
loved ones.
George was born December 28, 1952, in Gloversville,
and is the child of Virgil King and Kathleen
(Steele) King. George attended Gloversville schools
until moving on to his passion of working as a body
fabricator restoring classic and antique cars with his
brother Mike at Gifford’s Auto. In 1980, George married
Deborah Ramsey and had George King Jr. the
following year, and later adopted Jennifer and Kristina.
George and Deborah spent 15 wonderful years
together having a variety of family adventures. He
then spent approximately 19 years as a metal finisher
at Mohawk Cabinets/Hussmanns. After retiring
from Hussmans, he decided to again chase his passion
by doing body fabrication for private planes in
DeFuniak Spring, FL with his brother Mike. Among
cars and planes, he also enjoyed camping and hiking,

and traveling around the northeast with his family.
George is survived by his three children: George
King Jr.; Kristina (Brandon Fisher) King, and Jennifer
King; his grandchildren: Lillian King; Kaeleigh
King; Garrett (Valeria Estrada) King; Danielle Stewart;
and great-grandchild: Keera Stewart; his siblings:
Mike (Geri Scocco) Gifford of Haines City, FL;
Sharon (Charles) Matteson of Mount Gilead, NC;
Virgil (Mary-Deceased) King of Chicago, IL; Leona
(Keith) Ellsworth; John King; Robin (Stephen-deceased)
Koenig; and Kathy (Wayne) Johnson.
George was predeceased by his father, Virgil King,
his mother, Kathleen King; his sisters, Betty Manchester,
Sandra Przestrzelski, Audrey Lamphere; his
brothers Kenny King, Earl King, Gene King, Mark
King; and his nephews, Jeremy Ellsworth and Eddie
King.
All are invited to visit with George’s family from
11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at
Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home 51 Fremont Street,
Gloversville. A memorial service in celebration of
George’s life will be held at 1 p.m., also at the funeral
home. Graveside service will be held at Edinburg
Cemetery immediately following memorial service.
Facial coverings are requested for all attending for
both events.
The staff of Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home is
honored to be assisting the King family.
Online condolences for George’s family may be
left at www.brbsfuneral.com.

By Jim Grandy

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