Shawn Douglas King


Shawn Douglas King, 33, died Feb. 12, 2018, after a long illness surrounded by his family at EMMC. Shawn was born in Bangor, July 29, 1984, the son of Douglas Eugene King of Ellsworth and the late Rhonda Colby King.

Shawn was a graduate of Ellsworth High School and HCTC in the automotive department, winning silver in VICA. Shawn had two children, Jayson Charles King and Harmony Lei King, who were there steadfast to the end. Shawn had a personality that was bigger than life; he worked for various places as a mechanic, as a carpenter for the family business and finally as a commercial driver. Shawn loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and lobstering on Great Cranberry Isle.

Shawn is survived by his loving maternal grandparents, Gaile Colby and Arvard Savage; his two beautiful children; the mother of his children, Spring Leslie-King; family members, Douglas E. King and Tracy T. King of Ellsworth; siblings, Auburn-Rose and Jaissen Bailey of Hermon, Shaela Renna and Craig Miller of Waterville, Michael Emerson and Sara King of Naples, Fla., Nathanael Blair and Emilye Colby of Dedham, Ashton Royal Colby of Willington, N.C., Olivia  Colby-King of Bangor; many nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, cousins and friends in the Downeast area.

Because of his profession of faith in Jesus Christ, calling hours will be held 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, at Jordan-Fernald, 113 Franklin St., Ellsworth, with a celebration of his life to be held 11 a.m., Monday, Feb. 19, 2018.

Those who desire may make contributions in Shawn’s memory to an education fund for his children, c/o Machias Savings Bank, 93 High St., Ellsworth, ME 04605. Please note on the check the Jayson and Harmony King Scholarship,

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