Cecil St. Clair King, Jr. – Chief Warrant Officer, United States Navy

From a contemporary press report:

Cecil St. Clair King Jr., 83, a retired Navy chief warrant officer who worked for the Atomic Energy Commission from 1957 to 1972 and retired again as special assistant to the chairman, died of respiratory failure August 7, 2000 at Arlington Hospital.

He was born in Alice, Texas, and served in the Navy for 23 years before retiring in 1957 as a personnel officer on the aircraft carrier Franklin D. Roosevelt. He served in the Pacific during World War II. His decorations included the Bronze Star with combat “V.”

He did volunteer work with the American Cancer Society in the 1970s and 1980s and was a past Virginia state chairman. He was a past senior warden at St. John's Episcopal Church in Arlington.

His marriage to Catherine King ended in divorce.

His second wife, the former Emily Westall, whom he married in 1945, died in 1999. Survivors include three children from his second marriage, William H.H. King of Arlington, Cecil S. King III of Franklin, Vt., and Carolyn Quadrio of Sydney; a
brother; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.


On Monday, August 7, 2000, of Arlington, VA, husband of the late Emily W. King; father of Cecil S. King,III of Franklin, VT, William H.H. King of Arlington, VA and Dr. Carolyn K. Quadrio of Sydney, Australia; brother of James W. King of Weaverville, NC. Also survived by three grandchil dren. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, August 12, 2000, at 10 a.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, 415 S. Lexington St., Arlington, VA. Interment will be on Wednesday, August 16 at 9 a.m. at Arlington National Cemetery, with friends and family assembling at 8:30 a.m. at the Administration Building.

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