Daniel Willie King served in the United States Army.
King died March 22, 2012, at the VNA Hospice in Philadelphia. He was 89.
King was born Oct. 25, 1922, in Harlem, N.Y. He was the son of the late Willie and Fannie King Graves.
King was educated in the New York City Public School System. After being honorably discharged from the U.S. Army, he moved to Philadelphia where he joined Mount Carmel Baptist Church.
He was employed by General Electric Company as a lab tech for many years. He retired from GE, but later returned to work as a security officer. He also worked at Quartz Tubing, Inc. in Bensalem, Pa., and retired from this job due to his failing health condition.
King was known as “Big Danny” to family, “Pop-Pop,” to his grand and great-grandchildren and “Danny-Do” to his special friends who vacationed with him in the Bahamas during many summers.
He loved the islands and looked forward to spending the last two weeks in July and the month of August with his special friends, relaxing, enjoying the beach and all the amenities that come with a fantastic vacation.
While on vacation, he always remembered the family and friends that were back home by purchasing souvenirs and sending postcards to let them know that he was thinking of them and having a good time.
King was a fun-loving man who enjoyed hearing and reciting adult humor. He also enjoyed music. Jazz was his favorite.
He was predeceased by his sister, Edith Nearn; stepbrother, Sterling Brandon and his son, Warren Daniel King.
He is survived by his son, Paul; daughter-in-law, Jamelle (née Parker); daughter, Cheryl; granddaughters, Dr. Saeeda King and Ayana King-Pointer; great-grandchildren, Camille, Corinne, Carmen, Cameron and Saeeda Morgan; stepsisters, Floretta and Genevieve (née Brandon); and other relatives and friends.
A memorial service will be held April 4 at 11 a.m. at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, 5732 Race Street. Burial is private.
Yarborough and Rocke Funeral Home handled the arrangements.