Gary William King

DENVER, COLO. — Gary William King, age 30, died unexpectedly on Feb. 1, 2011, at the U.S. Veterans Administration Hospital in Denver, Colo., with his loving aunt, uncle and best friends by his side. Born Jan. 31, 1981, he was the beloved son of Willie and Sheri (Stanley) King of Plattsburgh. He graduated from Peru Central School in 1999 and proudly obtained his bachelor degree at University of Maryland University College in 2009.

Gary served in the U.S. Army from 1999 to 2001 and in the Iraq Theater from 2005 to 2007.He remained an Army Reservist and was honorably discharged in 2010. Recently, Gary established his own business, KingBros Lawncare in Denver, Colo.

He is survived by his parents; and brother, Matthew, of Plattsburgh; grandfather, Bill Stanley of Peru; aunts and uncles, Bill and Roxanne Stanley of Lakewood, Colo., Tom and Linda King of Amsterdam, N.Y., Tom and Barbara Douglas of Dannemora; and many cousins.

He was predeceased by his grandmothers, Elaine Stanley and Marie King; grandfather, Adrian King; uncle, Stephen King; and aunt, Betty King.

Gary had a free and adventurous spirit. As an avid hunter, fisherman and golfer, he enjoyed his Rocky Mountains and native Adirondacks. He also had a love for the game of soccer which he played throughout the Champlain Valley in his youth and in high school.

Gary had friendships from coast to coast and if Gary was your friend, he was a friend for life. But most important, he was a loving son and grandson and a special big brother with a kind and generous heart. It was not the number of years in his shortened life that mattered; it was the life in those short years. And Gary lived every day as if it were his last.

Contributions may be made to Peru Central School toward a soccer scholarship in Gary’s memory to be established at a later date.

Calling hours will be Monday, Feb. 7, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Brown Funeral Home in Plattsburgh. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Feb. 8, at 11 a.m. at the Blessed John XXIII Newman Center.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad Street, Plattsburgh; (518) 561-3980. Online condolences and memorial candles may be offered at

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