Parker H. KingInsurance agentParker H. King, a...


Parker H. King

Insurance agent

Parker H. King, a retired insurance agent in Bowie, died of cancer May 30 at Doctors Hospital in Lanham.

Mr. King, who was 69 and had lived in Bowie since 1963, retired in 1979 as a general agent for the Allstate Insurance Co., where he had worked since 1956.

Earlier, he was a Baltimore firefighter, once commended for a rescue.

The Baltimore native graduated from City College and attended law school at the University of Baltimore. He was wounded while serving in the Marine Corps in the Pacific during World War II.

Mr. King was a member of the Corinthian Lodge of the Masons, the York Rite and Boumi Temple.

He once wrote about the East Baltimore of his youth in an "I Remember . . ." article, which was published in the Sun Magazine May 16, 1976.

He is survived by two daughters, Mary Louise Smith, of Boulder, Colo., and Joan Keys of Baltimore; two sisters, Evelyn Hax of Baltimore and Mildred King of Kent Island; and five grandchildren.

Graveside services were held Saturday at the Parkwood Cemetery. Virginia Meanley Thompson, who was secretary at St. David's Episcopal Church before her retirement about 10 years ago, died May 23 at the Meridian Nursing Center-Long Green after a long illness. She was 82.

A resident of Roland Park for many years, she worked at St. David's Church for about 20 years.

The former Virginia Meanley was a native of Ruxton. She graduated from the Blue Bird School, now the Ruxton Country Day School, and attended Roland Park Country School before her graduation from St. Margaret's School in Tappahannock, Va.

An associate of All Saints Convent in Catonsville, she was a member of the Altar Guild at her own church, St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, where memorial services were held May 28.

She was fond of reading, doing needlepoint and traveling, especially to visit the cathedrals of England.

She is survived by a son, William Thompson of Baltimore; a daughter, Brooke Gorman of Timonium; a sister, Edith M. Purrington of Peoria, Ill.; a brother, Brooke Meanley of Fishersville, Va.; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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