Gary Lance Devine-King, 71, died suddenly April 5, 2018. He was born Sep 10, 1946, in Elkin, N.C., the oldest child of George and Imogene King.
Born into a military family, Gary traveled the world and gained experiences that would aid him in becoming an Eagle Scout, serving honorably in the United States Army Special Forces, working as a forest ranger for the state of N.C., teaching physics and music at Garret County Community College, and ultimately through his retirement at Mylan Pharmaceuticals.
During these various occupations, he met his wife, Ann, through mutual friends, and the two married in 1979. They lived in Charleston and Terra Alta, but would finally settle down in Morgantown to raise their family. Through his life, Gary developed and honed a variety of skills and passions for a wide-range of activities including music, woodworking, science-fiction, dog handling, mountain biking, reading, drawing, judo, ping pong and competitive marksmanship. A truly well-rounded, caring and intelligent person, Gary made an absolutely positive impression on the people and the world around him, with both his attitude and work ethic.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter Colleen and his wife, Ann.
He is survived by his son, Master Sgt. Joshua Devine-King, his wife, Malisa, and grandson, Connor; sister, Georgene Meys and her husband, Dennis and their children, Stephanie Warren, Abigail Meys, Bethany Medina and Nathanael Meys.
Friends and family will be received at the Dering-Henson Funeral Home in Morgantown, at noon Saturday, April 14, followed by a celebration of life.