GOSHEN — Donald Glenn King, 77, died Sunday evening at his home after a two-month illness.
He was born May 21, 1936, in Santa Monica, Calif., to Elbert and Goldie (Grove) King.
He grew up in Los Angeles and graduated from Fremont High School. He took classes at both Los Angeles City College and Fuller Theological Seminary.
At an early age, he received Christ and became an active member of the Calvary Mennonite Church, Los Angeles. He did two years of alternate military service in Indianapolis at Methodist Hospital. He returned to Los Angeles and worked 11 years at Union Bank.
He married Barbara Ann Saltzman, Aug. 19, 1961 in Upland, Calif. The family lived in Downey, Calif. for more than 30 years.
Donald was called to the ministry and ordained March 26, 1972. He served the Faith Mennonite Church in Downey for many years. He also served as director of Shalom Ministries, Los Angeles.
In 1994, he and Barbara moved to Goshen. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed reading and spending time with his children and granddaughters.
He is survived by a daughter, Cheryl Marie (Don) Thomas, Middlebury; a son, Daryl Glenn King, Goshen; two granddaughters, Rose Marie and Amy Joy; a brother, Leo (Pauline) King, Salem Ore.; and a sister, Hazel Kremer, Hesston, Kan.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; an infant twin brother, Ronald; and a sister, Helen Stork.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Friday at Clinton Frame Mennonite Church.
A 10 a.m. funeral service will be conducted at the church Friday with the Rev. Terry Diener and lifelong friend, the Rev. Tim Lichti, officiating.
Burial will follow at Clinton Union Cemetery, Goshen.
Memorial contributions may be made to Clinton Frame Mennonite Church.
Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, is handling arrangements. Online condolences may be shared at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.