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Barry L. King

August 11, 1955 ~ April 6, 2023 (age 67) 67 Years Old
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Barry L. King

YORK – Barry L. King, 67, entered into rest unexpectedly on Thursday, April 6, 2023 at his home. He was the loving husband of Sandra L. (Baughman) King. The couple celebrated 38 years of marriage on August 24, 2022.

Born August 11, 1955 in West York, Barry was a son of the late Harry D. and Doris M. (Dern) King. He was a beloved husband, adoring father, dependable brother, unfailing uncle, trustworthy friend, and enthusiastic helper to everyone he met.

Barry graduated from West York High School in 1973 where he was a wrestler and in the color guard. His first job following graduation was in the school district’s audio-visual department, where he began to earn a reputation as “Mr. Fix-It.”

Barry worked as a State Farm agent for Harry D. King Insurance for 36 years and owned and operated Barry’s Studio of Photography for 40 years. Early in his photography career, he assisted York County Coroner, Kathryn Fourhman. In his “retirement” from insurance and photography, he ran his business as a wholesaler of model train reproduction parts to distributors across the United States and organized many successful train shows. Over the years, Barry had served as a volunteer firefighter and paramedic for West York. He also helped at his family's monument business, King Monuments, as well as his in-laws' monument business, Baughman Memorial Works.

He was a member of Mt. Zion U.C.C. in York, Train Collectors Association of America, Hawks Gunning Club, and Viking Athletic Association. He served as Vice President of the HOA Board of Directors for Assateague Pointe in Maryland.

Barry was described as a “force of nature” with his larger-than-life personality, huge smile, and distinctive, hearty laugh. He was there when anyone needed him to do anything, anywhere, any time. Auto mechanics, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, computers - he seemed to know how to fix anything, and if he couldn’t, he would connect you to someone who could. If he wasn’t offering help or advice, you could find him fishing, boating, and immersed in his model trains. Barry centered his life around his family, and he was the center of theirs.‚Äč

In addition to his wife, Barry is survived by his son, Hunter D. King of York; "adopted son," Jan Baros and wife, Klara of the Czech Republic; sister, Brenda L. Hershberger and husband, Jack of York; father-in-law, Donald E. Baughman of Dover; sisters-in-law, Sharon K. Witmer and husband, Warren of Dover and Suzanne M. Becker and husband, Scott of York; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and his beloved pets, Toto and Loki. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jeffrey D. King; and mother-in-law, Beverly J. Baughman.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Barry’s funeral at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 12, 2023 at Mt. Zion U.C.C., 1054 Ridgewood Road, York. Those unable to attend can livestream the service by visiting www.mtzionucc.org/other-events. There will be viewings from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at Emig Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 47 N. Queen St., Dover and from 9 to 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the church.  Burial will be private in Greenmount Cemetery in York.  Officiating will be his pastor, the Rev. Danielle Neff.

Memorial contributions may be made Mt. Zion U.C.C., 1054 Ridgewood Road, York, PA 17406.

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Services

Viewing
Tuesday
April 11, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Emig Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc
47 N Queen St
Dover, PA 17315

Viewing
Wednesday
April 12, 2023

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Mt. Zion U.C.C.
1054 Ridgewood Rd.
York, PA 17406

Funeral Service
Wednesday
April 12, 2023

10:00 AM
Mt. Zion U.C.C.
1054 Ridgewood Rd.
York, PA 17406

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