Richard O. King Jr.

Nov 15 1957
Nov 1 2022
64 Years
Coatesville, PA

Richard O. King Jr., 64, of West Brandywine Township, PA, passed away suddenly at his home on Tuesday, November 1, 2022.  He was the husband of the late Jeanne L. Keen King, which he shared 26 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, PA, he was the son of the late Richard O. Sr. and Lois Townsend Stoltzfus.

He was a 1975 graduate from Coatesville High School and retired from Whitford Corporation in Elverson where he worked as a maintenance technician. He had so many talents and knowledge to get to a solution. Rick was known to many as a fixer. He loved fixing anything he was presented with and always ready to help. He had a love for cars and motorcycles, as well as tools. He was an active fireman, all of his life. Most recently with the Glenmoore and Wagontown Fire Companies. He was a life member of Sadsburyville, Modena, Minquas, Alert, West Bradford, Martins Corner, and Fame Fire Companies.

He is survived by his children, Michael (Lindsay) King of Athens, GA, Michele King of Coatesville, granddaughter, Alyssa King of Downingtown, stepfather, Abner Stoltzfus of Cochranville, brother, Barry King of North Carolina, niece, Kyrie (Brad) Patton of Athens, GA, and many friends he made throughout life, work, and the fire service.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is set for next April 2, 2023, at the Wagontown Fire Company Banquet Hall, 412 W. Kings Highway, Coatesville, PA, from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Chester County Hero Fund. To make a donation click HERE.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Wilde Funeral Home of Parkesburg, PA.

Online condolences may be respectfully posted at

Service Date: 
Apr 2 2023 - 11:00am
Service Location: 
Wagontown Fire Co. Banquet Hall Coatesville, PA


I'm so sorry to hear of your fathers passing praying for comfort strength and peace ❤️
Sue Mace

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So sorry for your loss. He was one of a kind and will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Prayers to you and your family.

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I am so sorry and send all of you my love. Poppop king was an amazing man and treated us all as his very own family. You all will always be very near and dear to my heart ❤️

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Michele, here for anything you need, I know you are struggling with this, but rest assured, God has this turn to him to guide you, and carry the load when it seems unbearable. I'm only a phone call away !!!

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My heart breaks for you, Monica and your family. Im so sorry for your loss. Im lifting you up in prayer as I write this. Love you lady.

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