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David A. King, Jr.


Sunrise: July 25, 1942

Sunset: March 22, 2021

David Armstead King, Jr., aka “Junie King” or “King David” as he was affectionately called by family and friends, transitioned this life on Monday, March 22, 2021 after a brief illness.

David was born in Norfolk, VA July 25, 1942 to Geraldine F. and David A. King, Sr. He was the loving brother and second to the oldest of five siblings: Jeanne K. Giddens (deceased), Viola Ann Dooms (Wauna), Pamela Jackson, Jerald King (deceased; Lee), and Juanita King.

As a child, David was an active member of First Baptist Church-Bute Street. His formative years were spent at Liberty Park Elementary, Ruffner Jr. High, Booker T. Washington High School (Class of 1960) and later Virginia State and Rutgers Universities. Upon graduation from college, “Junie” sojourned to Vietnam, serving his country proudly as an Army officer and reservist. Throughout his life David always operated from a place of integrity. He believed in hard work and playing by the rules. These traits certainly served him well over the remainder of his life. As his military career came to an end, he soon married his life partner, Brenda, and set out to establish himself in the corporate world and as a family man. 

David was soon accepted into the Management Trainee program at Virginia National Bank.  As time went on he survived many mergers of the bank over the next 24 years. He rose through the ranks as Assistant Branch Manager, Minority Affairs Officer, Commercial Loan Officer, Assistant Vice President, Vice President, Sr. Vice President, Executive Officer, Venture Capitalist and eventually President of Sovran Funding Corporation. We now call this place Bank of America. He wore so many varied hats as Director of Virginia Beach Development Authority, Director of the Virginia State Chamber of Commerce and Director of the Virginia Small Business Finance Authority. His community service endeavors were exemplary; lending his tireless efforts to chair the Norfolk Azalea Festival, The United Negro College Fund, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, United Way and WHRO. He also served on the Boards of Norfolk Academy and RBC Centura Bank.

Upon retirement from the bank David lent his services as a freelance financial consultant to Sentara and other corporations for a number of years. In 1999, he acquired MobileVac Services Company and enjoyed the role of entrepreneur until his second retirement in 2008.

In his leisure time, David was an avid music enthusiast and athlete. At any time he would regale guests about his passions: music, politics and sports. He enjoyed rigorous tennis and golf workouts with friends and family.  Entertaining friends and closing deals on the tennis court were two things that he loved dearly. He played as hard as he worked. When guests came to call they would always be greeted with that signature toothy smile, melodious notes filling the house and lots of laughter.

Today we honor him, celebrate him and pay homage to the wonderful legacy he has left for so many. We are so grateful and thankful for his life and his love.

David is survived by his wife of more than 50 years, Brenda King; daughters, Erika Edwards and Errin Boyd (Faheem); grandchildren, Erik Conyers, David Edwards, Kyle Boyd and Harper Boyd; nieces and nephews, David Giddens, Kimberly Martin (Danny), Lance Giddens (Rozlyn), Mark Dooms, Monica Davis (Wesley), Jarrod King, Danita King, and Ashley Jackson, as well as a host of loving cousins and extended family.

Acknowledgement

The family would like to thank and acknowledge all of you for being present in the spirit of celebration to honor the life of David A. King, Jr. We also wish to acknowledge the many staff members at Virginia Oncology, Sentara Hospital Network and Medi Home Health & Hospice for their tireless dedication and care given over the last two years. 

In lieu of flowers, please feel free to donate to the Hampton University Proton Therapy Center or Virginia State University.

Due to COVID, we will not be holding a repast. There will be meals conveniently packaged to go for attendees.

No Public Viewing Memorial Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Friday, April 2, 2021 4:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance.

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    Lamont Simmons says

    “My deepest sympathy goes out to the family, friends, colleagues and neighbors on the passing of the beloved David. He is sorely missed.”

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    Ed & Peggie Robertson says

    We are so sorry about the passing of our dear friend, David. There are many wonderful memories that Ed and I have with David and his family that we will cherish forever. Please know that he will be missed by those of us who loved him.

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    Sylvia Turner Patterson says

    Dear family members,
    As a class member, I wish to Express my sincere condolences to your family. May God continue to bless you and keep you in His care. Keep the faith.
    Lol, Sylvia Turner Patterson

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    Jimmie D. Wilson says

    Sorry to hear of David’s passing. He was a good man and a friend. He will be missed by all who knew him.

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    Erik C. says

    Pop-Pop I will miss you forever, I know we will meet again and I’m so thankful for all the amazing and great times we have had together. With you looking over us I know you will keep us in good hands. Love you forever

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    Ruth Reid. says

    Our deepest sympathy for the King/Boyd families.
    Ruth Reid and family .Blessings

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    Rev. Dr. James Edwards, lll says

    Reverend Dee and I send our condolences and prayers to the King family. Dee and David grew up together for a few years around the Liberty Park area. David and I are 1960 BTW classmates and Omega Psi Phi fraternity brothers. Rest in peace David for a life well lived.
    Bro. Rev. Dr. James Edwards , lll
    Retired Pastor

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    Stanley Lamb says

    Pat and I extend our condolences to Brenda and the girls (Erika & Errin). I will miss sitting down with David in conversation and listening to his music collections on his reel to reel system in the background. Love to the family.
    Stanley and Patrecea Lamb

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    Joyce Mizell Huskey says

    My heartfelt condolences to Brenda and all who loved him. May the memories of his well lived life remain with you forever.

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    Richard Williams says

    David and I were high school classmates and closest of friends. Most memorable were our teenage years as members of the Ambassadors social club and teaming up as “water boys” for the BTW football team…..[what better way to travel and see the world – smile]. I will dearly miss my brother for so many reasons. But I know now, he’s with God and deservedly rests in peace.

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    Zella and Stanley Barnett,Jr. says

    No more Hey Zelmo, hIs name for me. Good times were had for many years and will not be forgotten. We loved that voice and that energy and Stanley and I will enjoy our many memories. We wish the family God’s Peace for David has found his we pray.

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    Lewis & Mary Williams says

    We were saddened to hear about the passing of David, extending our sincere condolences to the family. We knew David from our days working at NationsBank and all the mergers, now Bank of America. He will be missed!

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    Deborah Gibson says

    My condolences to the family. My prayers are with each of you.

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