Edward J. King Jr. Aug 8, 1921 – Jun 3, 2012

June 04 2012

Edward J King Jr. 1921-2012, Co-Founder of King Estate Passes
Edward J. King Jr. was a true American success story. From humble beginnings on a dust bowl era wheat farm in Jetmore, Kansas he went on to become a leader in the avionics industry, and to co-found King Estate Winery with his son Ed King III and other family. His obituary is below. Friends and loved ones that would like to leave a comment for Ed Jr. and his family are encouraged to do so at the bottom of this post, below the gallery.

Thank you,

The King Family

Edward J. King, Jr. was born on his parents’ farm near Jetmore, Kansas on August 8, 1921. His parents were Edward and Winifred King. His family included a brother and three sisters. He attended a one room school house, often on his horse Ned.

King graduated from Hodgeman County Community High School and attended Dodge City Junior College before enrolling as an engineering student at Kansas State University. He graduated from Kansas State in 1943 and went to work as an engineer, working for several companies before founding Communications Accessories Company in 1948. In 1955, King sold the company to Collins Radio Corporation and continued to work for Collins until 1959, when he founded King Radio Corporation.

King Radio started in Ed King’s basement, and then moved into a farmhouse in a Kansas City suburb, Lenexa, Kansas. King Radio sales rose along with the growth in the general aviation market and the great success of King Radio products. Employment at King Radio rose into the thousands, and its products were widely accepted for all general aviation aircraft.

In 1985, Ed King, Jr. sold King Radio to Allied Signal/Bendix Aerospace and retired, only to join with his son, also named Ed King, and other family members, to found King Estate Winery in 1991. While Ed King, Jr. enjoyed a bountiful retirement, King Estate Winery has met with wide success, establishing the wines of Oregon across the U.S. The family’s entrepreneurial spirit and dedication to excellence are exemplified by the life of Ed King , Jr.

King is survived by his wife of 32 years, Carolyn G. King, his son Ed King (Jodee), daughter Shelley King Theis, son William King, daughter Shannon Young, son Ronald Innes (Michelle) and granddaughters, grandsons, and a great grandson. He is predeceased by his brother and sisters, his wife Mary Jo McHargue King, daughter Ann Katherine King, grandson Michael Lane Thomas.

From his high school class motto at Hodgeman County, Kansas: “Deeds, not words.” And so he lived his life.

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    • http://twitter.com/italianwineguy Alfonso Cevola

      Condolences and much joy for a life that was truly a wonderful life

      • KD

        Wishes for condolencs & comfort for friends and family, and much gratitude for the contributions made by you & your family to the betterment of so many other lives.

    • http://twitter.com/italianwineguy Alfonso Cevola

      Condolences and much joy for a life that was truly a wonderful life

      • KD

        Wishes for condolencs & comfort for friends and family, and much gratitude for the contributions made by you & your family to the betterment of so many other lives.

    • http://twitter.com/italianwineguy Alfonso Cevola

      Condolences and much joy for a life that was truly a wonderful life

      • KD

        Wishes for condolencs & comfort for friends and family, and much gratitude for the contributions made by you & your family to the betterment of so many other lives.

    • Miles Johnson

      Touching video tribute … he was an inspiring person to many, and I share my deepest condolences to his family.
      It was a pleasure to know & work for Ed Jr.  I fondly remember his 80th birthday celebration on the Estate by the cottage pond. He said it well that day – ‘Its not about counting the years – but making the years count’.

      - Miles

    • Miles Johnson

      Touching video tribute … he was an inspiring person to many, and I share my deepest condolences to his family.
      It was a pleasure to know & work for Ed Jr.  I fondly remember his 80th birthday celebration on the Estate by the cottage pond. He said it well that day – ‘Its not about counting the years – but making the years count’.

      - Miles

    • Miles Johnson

      Touching video tribute … he was an inspiring person to many, and I share my deepest condolences to his family.
      It was a pleasure to know & work for Ed Jr.  I fondly remember his 80th birthday celebration on the Estate by the cottage pond. He said it well that day – ‘Its not about counting the years – but making the years count’.

      - Miles

    • Tim Mayer

      Rest in peace Mr. King.

      My deepest sympathies to Carolyn and the King family.

      An Aviation Icon has “Gone West”

    • Tim Mayer

      Rest in peace Mr. King.

      My deepest sympathies to Carolyn and the King family.

      An Aviation Icon has “Gone West”

    • Tim Mayer

      Rest in peace Mr. King.

      My deepest sympathies to Carolyn and the King family.

      An Aviation Icon has “Gone West”

    • Pat and Jim Edwards

      To Carolyn and Ed, III… Jim and I are heartbroken to hear that our community and the world has lost such a special man… one who we both consider our friend. Just this morning, I put a letter in the mail to Ed and Carolyn, expressing our concern for Ed’s health issues and conveying our thoughts and prayers to you both. We will miss Ed’s wonderful sense of humor and the stories he loved to tell of his beginnings in the midwest. Jim and I have appreciated his friendship and his many visits to the store for the hardware he needed for his projects. Carolyn, we’ll miss our lunches with you and Ed, and we will always remember your kindness in hosting the special luncheon celebrating the launching of “From Sawdust and Cider to Wine” with Jim and I and several of our family members.

      The whole King family has been a true friend to the community of Lorane and we send each of you our heartfelt condolences.

    • Pat and Jim Edwards

      To Carolyn and Ed, III… Jim and I are heartbroken to hear that our community and the world has lost such a special man… one who we both consider our friend. Just this morning, I put a letter in the mail to Ed and Carolyn, expressing our concern for Ed’s health issues and conveying our thoughts and prayers to you both. We will miss Ed’s wonderful sense of humor and the stories he loved to tell of his beginnings in the midwest. Jim and I have appreciated his friendship and his many visits to the store for the hardware he needed for his projects. Carolyn, we’ll miss our lunches with you and Ed, and we will always remember your kindness in hosting the special luncheon celebrating the launching of “From Sawdust and Cider to Wine” with Jim and I and several of our family members.

      The whole King family has been a true friend to the community of Lorane and we send each of you our heartfelt condolences.

    • Pat and Jim Edwards

      To Carolyn and Ed, III… Jim and I are heartbroken to hear that our community and the world has lost such a special man… one who we both consider our friend. Just this morning, I put a letter in the mail to Ed and Carolyn, expressing our concern for Ed’s health issues and conveying our thoughts and prayers to you both. We will miss Ed’s wonderful sense of humor and the stories he loved to tell of his beginnings in the midwest. Jim and I have appreciated his friendship and his many visits to the store for the hardware he needed for his projects. Carolyn, we’ll miss our lunches with you and Ed, and we will always remember your kindness in hosting the special luncheon celebrating the launching of “From Sawdust and Cider to Wine” with Jim and I and several of our family members.

      The whole King family has been a true friend to the community of Lorane and we send each of you our heartfelt condolences.

    • Tim Mayer

      Rest in Peace Mr. King

      My deepest sympathies to Carolyn and the King family.

      An Aviation Icon has “Gone West”

    • Tim Mayer

      Rest in Peace Mr. King

      My deepest sympathies to Carolyn and the King family.

      An Aviation Icon has “Gone West”

    • Tim Mayer

      Rest in Peace Mr. King

      My deepest sympathies to Carolyn and the King family.

      An Aviation Icon has “Gone West”

    • Baker Bay Bead Co

      I am so sorry for your loss. 

    • Baker Bay Bead Co

      I am so sorry for your loss. 

    • Baker Bay Bead Co

      I am so sorry for your loss. 

    • Jedwards6192

      We were having dinner Saturday night June 2, 2012 with a group of friends in Kansas City.  Each couple was responsible for a different part of the meal.  The couple in charge of the wine asked the sales clerk what would be a good wine to pair with Salmon.  The clerk without hesitation said King Estates Pinot Grigio will be the best.  The couple bought several bottles and we shared them at dinner.  I relayed the story of Ed Kings success at King Radio in Kansas City and his purchasing the land near my Uncle Jim and Aunt Pat ‘s property in Lorane Oregon to start King Estates Vineyard.  I have had the opportunity to enjoy several meals and quality family time there and look forward to many more to come.  Do not mourn his passing, celebrate his life and the legacy he has made.   Jim Edwards Lake Waukomis MO.

    • Jedwards6192

      We were having dinner Saturday night June 2, 2012 with a group of friends in Kansas City.  Each couple was responsible for a different part of the meal.  The couple in charge of the wine asked the sales clerk what would be a good wine to pair with Salmon.  The clerk without hesitation said King Estates Pinot Grigio will be the best.  The couple bought several bottles and we shared them at dinner.  I relayed the story of Ed Kings success at King Radio in Kansas City and his purchasing the land near my Uncle Jim and Aunt Pat ‘s property in Lorane Oregon to start King Estates Vineyard.  I have had the opportunity to enjoy several meals and quality family time there and look forward to many more to come.  Do not mourn his passing, celebrate his life and the legacy he has made.   Jim Edwards Lake Waukomis MO.

    • Jedwards6192

      We were having dinner Saturday night June 2, 2012 with a group of friends in Kansas City.  Each couple was responsible for a different part of the meal.  The couple in charge of the wine asked the sales clerk what would be a good wine to pair with Salmon.  The clerk without hesitation said King Estates Pinot Grigio will be the best.  The couple bought several bottles and we shared them at dinner.  I relayed the story of Ed Kings success at King Radio in Kansas City and his purchasing the land near my Uncle Jim and Aunt Pat ‘s property in Lorane Oregon to start King Estates Vineyard.  I have had the opportunity to enjoy several meals and quality family time there and look forward to many more to come.  Do not mourn his passing, celebrate his life and the legacy he has made.   Jim Edwards Lake Waukomis MO.

    • Jo diaz

       This is the passing for a great legend. My sincere condolences to the family.

    • Jo diaz

       This is the passing for a great legend. My sincere condolences to the family.

    • Jo diaz

       This is the passing for a great legend. My sincere condolences to the family.

    • Jill O’Connor

      Shelley,  I can appreciate your loss and sadness.  Your father was so gracious to us “classmates” last August and made that vacation, for me, one I’ll never forget.  He was a pioneer and inspiration to so many.  I will keep you and your family in my prayers.  Jill O’Connor, Overland Park, Kansas

    • Nancy Pelton

      He was a great man and contributed much to our community. We send our heartfelt condolences.  

    • Jill O’Connor

      Shelley,  I can appreciate your loss and sadness.  Your father was so gracious to us “classmates” last August and made that vacation, for me, one I’ll never forget.  He was a pioneer and inspiration to so many.  I will keep you and your family in my prayers.  Jill O’Connor, Overland Park, Kansas

    • Nancy Pelton

      He was a great man and contributed much to our community. We send our heartfelt condolences.  

    • Jill O’Connor

      Shelley,  I can appreciate your loss and sadness.  Your father was so gracious to us “classmates” last August and made that vacation, for me, one I’ll never forget.  He was a pioneer and inspiration to so many.  I will keep you and your family in my prayers.  Jill O’Connor, Overland Park, Kansas

    • Nancy Pelton

      He was a great man and contributed much to our community. We send our heartfelt condolences.  

    • Susan Forester

      Timothy and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. We just had lunch in the dining room on 3rd. We will miss seeing Ed and his lovely wife together around the winery. They added such a warmth to the family feel of King Estate. Peace.
      Susan Forester

    • Susan Forester

      Timothy and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. We just had lunch in the dining room on 3rd. We will miss seeing Ed and his lovely wife together around the winery. They added such a warmth to the family feel of King Estate. Peace.
      Susan Forester

    • Susan Forester

      Timothy and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. We just had lunch in the dining room on 3rd. We will miss seeing Ed and his lovely wife together around the winery. They added such a warmth to the family feel of King Estate. Peace.
      Susan Forester

    • Erica Wilson

      Ed King Jr. was an amazing man and brought a smile to my face every time he walked in the door to the restaurant. He always had a new story for me and was always telling me how wonderful his wife Carolyn is! That with out her he would be lost and she was an amazing women to stand by his side. I loved all his nick names for her and loved that he always asked to have a seat where his pretty lady wanted to sit. Ed was always asking about my family and making sure my dad was taking care of him self. Hearing of Ed’s passing broke my heart because I know how many people adored him. He was truly a blessing to this earth and he will always have a special place in my heart and I have always thought of him and Carolyn as family. He will be truly missed!!!! My heart goes to the King family, I will keep you all in my prayers during this hard time.  Love Erica Wilson

      • Pat and Jim Edwards

         You said it beautifully, Erica… how we agree!

    • Erica Wilson

      Ed King Jr. was an amazing man and brought a smile to my face every time he walked in the door to the restaurant. He always had a new story for me and was always telling me how wonderful his wife Carolyn is! That with out her he would be lost and she was an amazing women to stand by his side. I loved all his nick names for her and loved that he always asked to have a seat where his pretty lady wanted to sit. Ed was always asking about my family and making sure my dad was taking care of him self. Hearing of Ed’s passing broke my heart because I know how many people adored him. He was truly a blessing to this earth and he will always have a special place in my heart and I have always thought of him and Carolyn as family. He will be truly missed!!!! My heart goes to the King family, I will keep you all in my prayers during this hard time.  Love Erica Wilson

      • Pat and Jim Edwards

         You said it beautifully, Erica… how we agree!

    • Erica Wilson

      Ed King Jr. was an amazing man and brought a smile to my face every time he walked in the door to the restaurant. He always had a new story for me and was always telling me how wonderful his wife Carolyn is! That with out her he would be lost and she was an amazing women to stand by his side. I loved all his nick names for her and loved that he always asked to have a seat where his pretty lady wanted to sit. Ed was always asking about my family and making sure my dad was taking care of him self. Hearing of Ed’s passing broke my heart because I know how many people adored him. He was truly a blessing to this earth and he will always have a special place in my heart and I have always thought of him and Carolyn as family. He will be truly missed!!!! My heart goes to the King family, I will keep you all in my prayers during this hard time.  Love Erica Wilson

      • Pat and Jim Edwards

         You said it beautifully, Erica… how we agree!

    • Shavaun O’Reilly

      I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Ed Jr.  As a former employee at the Estate, I remember the excitement everyone felt as we anticipated the seasonal return of Ed and Carolyn.  It felt good  to work for a family that was so pleasant and kind.  Ed and Carolyn took the time to learn all of the new summer crew’s names and faces.  I really enjoyed working at such a beautiful place and working for a beautiful family.  My thoughts and prayers are with Ed and your family.  Love, Shavaun O’Reilly

    • Shavaun O’Reilly

      I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Ed Jr.  As a former employee at the Estate, I remember the excitement everyone felt as we anticipated the seasonal return of Ed and Carolyn.  It felt good  to work for a family that was so pleasant and kind.  Ed and Carolyn took the time to learn all of the new summer crew’s names and faces.  I really enjoyed working at such a beautiful place and working for a beautiful family.  My thoughts and prayers are with Ed and your family.  Love, Shavaun O’Reilly

    • Shavaun O’Reilly

      I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Ed Jr.  As a former employee at the Estate, I remember the excitement everyone felt as we anticipated the seasonal return of Ed and Carolyn.  It felt good  to work for a family that was so pleasant and kind.  Ed and Carolyn took the time to learn all of the new summer crew’s names and faces.  I really enjoyed working at such a beautiful place and working for a beautiful family.  My thoughts and prayers are with Ed and your family.  Love, Shavaun O’Reilly

    • Patti Lundeen

      Ed King, Jr. was a brilliant man and always had a good story to tell.  I am so sorry to have learned of his passing.  My condolences go out to the family.
      Enjoyed seeing all of the pictures the family shared as I am sure so many will.

      He had a wonderful life with such great accomplishments with wonderful people that surrounded him. He has set an incredible legacy to continue and one to be proud of.

      Carolyn, to a lovely lady, my greatest sympathy to you.

    • Patti Lundeen

      Ed King, Jr. was a brilliant man and always had a good story to tell.  I am so sorry to have learned of his passing.  My condolences go out to the family.
      Enjoyed seeing all of the pictures the family shared as I am sure so many will.

      He had a wonderful life with such great accomplishments with wonderful people that surrounded him. He has set an incredible legacy to continue and one to be proud of.

      Carolyn, to a lovely lady, my greatest sympathy to you.

    • Patti Lundeen

      Ed King, Jr. was a brilliant man and always had a good story to tell.  I am so sorry to have learned of his passing.  My condolences go out to the family.
      Enjoyed seeing all of the pictures the family shared as I am sure so many will.

      He had a wonderful life with such great accomplishments with wonderful people that surrounded him. He has set an incredible legacy to continue and one to be proud of.

      Carolyn, to a lovely lady, my greatest sympathy to you.

    • Lindsay Kampff Boudreaux

      Ed King Jr. was an amazing man who has inspired so many people over the course of his life.  I feel privileged to have known him and worked for him at King Estate, and know his legacy will live on through the winery and its traditions. 

      My condolences go out to Carolyn and the entire King family.  He will be greatly missed!

    • Lindsay Kampff Boudreaux

      Ed King Jr. was an amazing man who has inspired so many people over the course of his life.  I feel privileged to have known him and worked for him at King Estate, and know his legacy will live on through the winery and its traditions. 

      My condolences go out to Carolyn and the entire King family.  He will be greatly missed!

    • Lindsay Kampff Boudreaux

      Ed King Jr. was an amazing man who has inspired so many people over the course of his life.  I feel privileged to have known him and worked for him at King Estate, and know his legacy will live on through the winery and its traditions. 

      My condolences go out to Carolyn and the entire King family.  He will be greatly missed!

    • John Altshuler

      I’m sorry to hear of Ed King Jr’s. passing. I know your loss will be felt deeply. My thoughts and best wishes are with you now and forward.

    • John Altshuler

      I’m sorry to hear of Ed King Jr’s. passing. I know your loss will be felt deeply. My thoughts and best wishes are with you now and forward.

    • John Altshuler

      I’m sorry to hear of Ed King Jr’s. passing. I know your loss will be felt deeply. My thoughts and best wishes are with you now and forward.

    • Diane Harriman

      Shelley, Ed and Carolyn, so many wonderful memories of visiting King Estate and being treated like royality at the Visitors Center.  What special memories I have of going to Carolyn and Ed’s beautiful home for a visit.  He was so proud of his children, his wife and his life. What an inspiration his life was! The Barstow girls all have so much love for all of you and everyone at King Estate.   

    • Diane Harriman

      Shelley, Ed and Carolyn, so many wonderful memories of visiting King Estate and being treated like royality at the Visitors Center.  What special memories I have of going to Carolyn and Ed’s beautiful home for a visit.  He was so proud of his children, his wife and his life. What an inspiration his life was! The Barstow girls all have so much love for all of you and everyone at King Estate.   

    • Diane Harriman

      Shelley, Ed and Carolyn, so many wonderful memories of visiting King Estate and being treated like royality at the Visitors Center.  What special memories I have of going to Carolyn and Ed’s beautiful home for a visit.  He was so proud of his children, his wife and his life. What an inspiration his life was! The Barstow girls all have so much love for all of you and everyone at King Estate.   

    • Bette Jo Welton

      I met Ed King, Jr. once on a wonderful tour of the winery with my daughter, what a gracious man.  My condolences to his friends and the King family.

    • Bette Jo Welton

      I met Ed King, Jr. once on a wonderful tour of the winery with my daughter, what a gracious man.  My condolences to his friends and the King family.

    • Bette Jo Welton

      I met Ed King, Jr. once on a wonderful tour of the winery with my daughter, what a gracious man.  My condolences to his friends and the King family.

    • Dan

      King Estate has been a part of our community for over 20 years. The family, product, and culture are reflective of our heritage and principles and will be for many years to come. God Speed Ed King. 

    • Dan

      King Estate has been a part of our community for over 20 years. The family, product, and culture are reflective of our heritage and principles and will be for many years to come. God Speed Ed King. 

    • Dan

      King Estate has been a part of our community for over 20 years. The family, product, and culture are reflective of our heritage and principles and will be for many years to come. God Speed Ed King. 

    • Mark Dorman

      What a sad day. A couple of memories pop into my mind. Late one evening I was working, building Ed and Carolyn’s house. The crew was long gone and I stayed late to figure out the layout for the big trusses. As I was down on my hands and knees in the living room fiddling with my framing square, someone yelled “What are ya’ doing down there prayin? I didn’t know you were so religious!” I almost jumped out of my pants, turned around to see Ed and Carolyn. Ed was laughing! He thought that was so funny, basically scared the hell out of me. I heard him tell this many times, as he obviously got a charge out of it. The other one was  Ed, Carolyn, Carol and I were having dinner in the newly opened VC.  Ed was telling some stories about way back in the day when the Apollo program was going on. Apparently Ed and Carolyn were at a gathering which was attended by NASA people and some astronauts. Then Carolyn added “That Neil Armstrong is such a nice man, we had such an interesting conversation”.  Carol and I just looked at each other dumfounded. I was amazed at Ed’s accomplishments and at the same time profoundly privileged to be a part of the King family vision. Ed will be sorely missed. My thoughts are with all of you.

    • Mark Dorman

      What a sad day. A couple of memories pop into my mind. Late one evening I was working, building Ed and Carolyn’s house. The crew was long gone and I stayed late to figure out the layout for the big trusses. As I was down on my hands and knees in the living room fiddling with my framing square, someone yelled “What are ya’ doing down there prayin? I didn’t know you were so religious!” I almost jumped out of my pants, turned around to see Ed and Carolyn. Ed was laughing! He thought that was so funny, basically scared the hell out of me. I heard him tell this many times, as he obviously got a charge out of it. The other one was  Ed, Carolyn, Carol and I were having dinner in the newly opened VC.  Ed was telling some stories about way back in the day when the Apollo program was going on. Apparently Ed and Carolyn were at a gathering which was attended by NASA people and some astronauts. Then Carolyn added “That Neil Armstrong is such a nice man, we had such an interesting conversation”.  Carol and I just looked at each other dumfounded. I was amazed at Ed’s accomplishments and at the same time profoundly privileged to be a part of the King family vision. Ed will be sorely missed. My thoughts are with all of you.

    • Mark Dorman

      What a sad day. A couple of memories pop into my mind. Late one evening I was working, building Ed and Carolyn’s house. The crew was long gone and I stayed late to figure out the layout for the big trusses. As I was down on my hands and knees in the living room fiddling with my framing square, someone yelled “What are ya’ doing down there prayin? I didn’t know you were so religious!” I almost jumped out of my pants, turned around to see Ed and Carolyn. Ed was laughing! He thought that was so funny, basically scared the hell out of me. I heard him tell this many times, as he obviously got a charge out of it. The other one was  Ed, Carolyn, Carol and I were having dinner in the newly opened VC.  Ed was telling some stories about way back in the day when the Apollo program was going on. Apparently Ed and Carolyn were at a gathering which was attended by NASA people and some astronauts. Then Carolyn added “That Neil Armstrong is such a nice man, we had such an interesting conversation”.  Carol and I just looked at each other dumfounded. I was amazed at Ed’s accomplishments and at the same time profoundly privileged to be a part of the King family vision. Ed will be sorely missed. My thoughts are with all of you.

    • Benjamin Quinby

      My thoughts and prayers are with the King family.  As a pilot, I feel especially privileged to have met Ed.  Aviation has indeed lost an icon.

      Thank you, Ed.  May you rest in peace.  Godspeed.

    • Benjamin Quinby

      My thoughts and prayers are with the King family.  As a pilot, I feel especially privileged to have met Ed.  Aviation has indeed lost an icon.

      Thank you, Ed.  May you rest in peace.  Godspeed.

    • Benjamin Quinby

      My thoughts and prayers are with the King family.  As a pilot, I feel especially privileged to have met Ed.  Aviation has indeed lost an icon.

      Thank you, Ed.  May you rest in peace.  Godspeed.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1428438512 Debbie Hunt

      What a remarkable life and legacy!  Carefree will miss his smile.  My parents have many good memories of times spent with Ed and Carolyn.
      With deepest sympathy to Carolyn and the King family.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1428438512 Debbie Hunt

      What a remarkable life and legacy!  Carefree will miss his smile.  My parents have many good memories of times spent with Ed and Carolyn.
      With deepest sympathy to Carolyn and the King family.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1428438512 Debbie Hunt

      What a remarkable life and legacy!  Carefree will miss his smile.  My parents have many good memories of times spent with Ed and Carolyn.
      With deepest sympathy to Carolyn and the King family.

    • Rocksijohnson

      I am sorry to hear about the passing of Ed King Jr. What a wonderful and pleasant man he was. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. May he rest in peace!

    • Rocksijohnson

      I am sorry to hear about the passing of Ed King Jr. What a wonderful and pleasant man he was. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. May he rest in peace!

    • Rocksijohnson

      I am sorry to hear about the passing of Ed King Jr. What a wonderful and pleasant man he was. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. May he rest in peace!

    • guest

      I like to think that what makes a life truly lived is your purpose and the mark you leave behind, and Ed you left your mark! So many people are better for knowing you and working for/with you. I loved to see you and Carolyn come into the restaurant. You always brought such a positive attitude (and smile) into the winery, as well as your wonderful stories.

      Carolyn, You are such a wonderful, kind, and elegant woman. My heart goes out to you and your family.  

    • guest

      I like to think that what makes a life truly lived is your purpose and the mark you leave behind, and Ed you left your mark! So many people are better for knowing you and working for/with you. I loved to see you and Carolyn come into the restaurant. You always brought such a positive attitude (and smile) into the winery, as well as your wonderful stories.

      Carolyn, You are such a wonderful, kind, and elegant woman. My heart goes out to you and your family.  

    • guest

      I like to think that what makes a life truly lived is your purpose and the mark you leave behind, and Ed you left your mark! So many people are better for knowing you and working for/with you. I loved to see you and Carolyn come into the restaurant. You always brought such a positive attitude (and smile) into the winery, as well as your wonderful stories.

      Carolyn, You are such a wonderful, kind, and elegant woman. My heart goes out to you and your family.  

    • Debra

      Mr. King will undoubtedly be greatly missed by many.  My sentimental connection to Mr King and King Radio is actually through my father who was also a pilot and radio man in Kansas (Ray Rodenbaugh WOMJU).  During my growing up years, my father often made trips to the King Radio facility in Kansas City and sometimes we were lucky enough to ride along.  He spoke highly of Mr. King and now I imagine there are some fun, spirited aviation and radio discussions taking place between the two of them, both having made the same flight, slipping the surly bonds of earth… a special poem in remembrance…
       
      High FlightOh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earthAnd danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirthOf sun-split clouds – and done a hundred thingsYou have not dreamed of – wheeled and soared and swungHigh in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring thereI’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flungMy eager craft through footless halls of air.Up, up the long delirious, burning blue,I’ve topped the windswept heights with easy graceWhere never lark, or even eagle flew -And, while with silent lifting mind I’ve trodThe high untresspassed sanctity of space,Put out my hand and touched the face of God. Pilot Officer Gillespie MageeNo 412 squadron, RCAFKilled 11 December 1941

    • Debra

      Mr. King will undoubtedly be greatly missed by many.  My sentimental connection to Mr King and King Radio is actually through my father who was also a pilot and radio man in Kansas (Ray Rodenbaugh WOMJU).  During my growing up years, my father often made trips to the King Radio facility in Kansas City and sometimes we were lucky enough to ride along.  He spoke highly of Mr. King and now I imagine there are some fun, spirited aviation and radio discussions taking place between the two of them, both having made the same flight, slipping the surly bonds of earth… a special poem in remembrance…
       
      High FlightOh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earthAnd danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirthOf sun-split clouds – and done a hundred thingsYou have not dreamed of – wheeled and soared and swungHigh in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring thereI’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flungMy eager craft through footless halls of air.Up, up the long delirious, burning blue,I’ve topped the windswept heights with easy graceWhere never lark, or even eagle flew -And, while with silent lifting mind I’ve trodThe high untresspassed sanctity of space,Put out my hand and touched the face of God. Pilot Officer Gillespie MageeNo 412 squadron, RCAFKilled 11 December 1941

    • Debra

      Mr. King will undoubtedly be greatly missed by many.  My sentimental connection to Mr King and King Radio is actually through my father who was also a pilot and radio man in Kansas (Ray Rodenbaugh WOMJU).  During my growing up years, my father often made trips to the King Radio facility in Kansas City and sometimes we were lucky enough to ride along.  He spoke highly of Mr. King and now I imagine there are some fun, spirited aviation and radio discussions taking place between the two of them, both having made the same flight, slipping the surly bonds of earth… a special poem in remembrance…
       
      High FlightOh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earthAnd danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirthOf sun-split clouds – and done a hundred thingsYou have not dreamed of – wheeled and soared and swungHigh in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring thereI’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flungMy eager craft through footless halls of air.Up, up the long delirious, burning blue,I’ve topped the windswept heights with easy graceWhere never lark, or even eagle flew -And, while with silent lifting mind I’ve trodThe high untresspassed sanctity of space,Put out my hand and touched the face of God. Pilot Officer Gillespie MageeNo 412 squadron, RCAFKilled 11 December 1941

    • Tracy_bandcamp2002

      Ed King jr. was  great man . i will truely miss him. he always had a smile on his face , the kind of smile that even if you were haveing a bad day you couldnt help but smile too. i so enjoyed bringing mr. King his paper in the mornings on the weekends it always made my day . Ed King jr . is not with us in body but he is all around us looking over us , so ever time the sunshines down on us just remember Ed King jr . and the great man he was . my thoughts my prayers go out to Carolyn King and the rest of the King family .     love  tracy straub                    

    • Tracy_bandcamp2002

      Ed King jr. was  great man . i will truely miss him. he always had a smile on his face , the kind of smile that even if you were haveing a bad day you couldnt help but smile too. i so enjoyed bringing mr. King his paper in the mornings on the weekends it always made my day . Ed King jr . is not with us in body but he is all around us looking over us , so ever time the sunshines down on us just remember Ed King jr . and the great man he was . my thoughts my prayers go out to Carolyn King and the rest of the King family .     love  tracy straub                    

    • Tracy_bandcamp2002

      Ed King jr. was  great man . i will truely miss him. he always had a smile on his face , the kind of smile that even if you were haveing a bad day you couldnt help but smile too. i so enjoyed bringing mr. King his paper in the mornings on the weekends it always made my day . Ed King jr . is not with us in body but he is all around us looking over us , so ever time the sunshines down on us just remember Ed King jr . and the great man he was . my thoughts my prayers go out to Carolyn King and the rest of the King family .     love  tracy straub                    

    • http://twitter.com/PJCloud P.J. Cloud

      I am so very sorry for your loss.  I understand this loss, and the only thing I can say about that, is that it does get easier, and you will miss him every minute of every day.

      I loved the photos you have all so graciously shared with us.  I am so very happy that he was able to live and see the fruits of your labor with King Estate Winery.  Not only a fabulous place to dine, but for those of us who no longer live in the state, exceptional wine that is available to me down here in SoCal.  He must have been so very proud of your success.

      Be well,
      Patti & Andy Moulds
      Encinitas, California

    • http://twitter.com/PJCloud P.J. Cloud

      I am so very sorry for your loss.  I understand this loss, and the only thing I can say about that, is that it does get easier, and you will miss him every minute of every day.

      I loved the photos you have all so graciously shared with us.  I am so very happy that he was able to live and see the fruits of your labor with King Estate Winery.  Not only a fabulous place to dine, but for those of us who no longer live in the state, exceptional wine that is available to me down here in SoCal.  He must have been so very proud of your success.

      Be well,
      Patti & Andy Moulds
      Encinitas, California

    • http://twitter.com/PJCloud P.J. Cloud

      I am so very sorry for your loss.  I understand this loss, and the only thing I can say about that, is that it does get easier, and you will miss him every minute of every day.

      I loved the photos you have all so graciously shared with us.  I am so very happy that he was able to live and see the fruits of your labor with King Estate Winery.  Not only a fabulous place to dine, but for those of us who no longer live in the state, exceptional wine that is available to me down here in SoCal.  He must have been so very proud of your success.

      Be well,
      Patti & Andy Moulds
      Encinitas, California

    • Hunters3

      What a long and wonderful life Mr. King had.  I, too, had that one-room Kansas schoolhouse experience.  We now live in Texas but visit the King Winery when we can and belong to the King Estate wine club.  The winery is a beautiful establishment with outstanding wine and food.  Our condolences to the King family and we thank God for his life that is such an impressive role model for others. 

    • Hunters3

      What a long and wonderful life Mr. King had.  I, too, had that one-room Kansas schoolhouse experience.  We now live in Texas but visit the King Winery when we can and belong to the King Estate wine club.  The winery is a beautiful establishment with outstanding wine and food.  Our condolences to the King family and we thank God for his life that is such an impressive role model for others. 

    • Hunters3

      What a long and wonderful life Mr. King had.  I, too, had that one-room Kansas schoolhouse experience.  We now live in Texas but visit the King Winery when we can and belong to the King Estate wine club.  The winery is a beautiful establishment with outstanding wine and food.  Our condolences to the King family and we thank God for his life that is such an impressive role model for others. 

    • Terri and Kevin Kolander

      Deepest condolences to the King family.

      Ed’s innovation and artistry will be felt by generations to come.  What a wonderful legacy he leaves behind for us.

    • Terri and Kevin Kolander

      Deepest condolences to the King family.

      Ed’s innovation and artistry will be felt by generations to come.  What a wonderful legacy he leaves behind for us.

    • Terri and Kevin Kolander

      Deepest condolences to the King family.

      Ed’s innovation and artistry will be felt by generations to come.  What a wonderful legacy he leaves behind for us.

    • Laurlei Lowe

      My condolences go out to the family. King Estates is a beautiful place. I never had the pleasure to meet him, but I love the winery and the wine. Thanks to your famly!

    • Laurlei Lowe

      My condolences go out to the family. King Estates is a beautiful place. I never had the pleasure to meet him, but I love the winery and the wine. Thanks to your famly!

    • Laurlei Lowe

      My condolences go out to the family. King Estates is a beautiful place. I never had the pleasure to meet him, but I love the winery and the wine. Thanks to your famly!

    • wininginmiami

      May He Rip
      Sorry for your loss but we thank him for his legacy.

    • wininginmiami

      May He Rip
      Sorry for your loss but we thank him for his legacy.

    • wininginmiami

      May He Rip
      Sorry for your loss but we thank him for his legacy.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q4BBMJVDFK3IUPB25X4LU544DI Alex

      I had the pleasure of meeting Mr King 4 years ago. He was  kind and gracious. I remember him walking up to our table and chatting with us. He really cared and was very warm.  May his families fond memories of him help ease their loss. 

    • KarolKay

      Mr. King was one of the most humble, but noble, men my husband and I have ever met!  Each summer as we visited Florence, Oregon, from Illinois, a highlight of our trip was coming to King Estates with our friends and family.  We journeyed from the Coast many times to show all what a man with vision could accomplish. On those visits, Mr. King showed his generousity and friendliness.  One time, he even took me on a tour of the kitchen, which I thought was spectular.  His kindnesses, even to strangers, was touching.
      The legacy of King Estates will go on, we are sure, but we will miss him, as will so many others!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q4BBMJVDFK3IUPB25X4LU544DI Alex

      I had the pleasure of meeting Mr King 4 years ago. He was  kind and gracious. I remember him walking up to our table and chatting with us. He really cared and was very warm.  May his families fond memories of him help ease their loss. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q4BBMJVDFK3IUPB25X4LU544DI Alex

      I had the pleasure of meeting Mr King 4 years ago. He was  kind and gracious. I remember him walking up to our table and chatting with us. He really cared and was very warm.  May his families fond memories of him help ease their loss. 

    • Sue Prichard

      Ed and Family.. thank you so much for sharing this inspiring story about a wonderful man.  Although I did not know your father,  the threads of his fine character and gentle kindness are apparent in you and your family.  Reading the comments about how your father touched so many different lives is a reminder of the significant impact one kind, warm person can have on a community.  We were so lucky that he chose to spread that goodness right here.

    • Randy Enders

      Best Wishes to his family! What a great story and legacy

      Randy Enders

    • 62duck

      What a wonderful full life and what a magnificent legacy he
      has left us all who enjoy the fruit of the vine… 
      RIP Ed King
      Ron & Linda Palmer

    • Randy Enders

      Best Wishes to his family! What a great story and legacy

      Randy Enders

    • Randy Enders

      Best Wishes to his family! What a great story and legacy

      Randy Enders

    • Catherine

      Mr. King was so gracious at our daughter’s graduation from U of O Law School lunch in 2010. He took photos with us, was a good sport, and joked around with us “tourist” at his beautiful vineyard.  It was sweet to have met him.  

    • Catherine

      Mr. King was so gracious at our daughter’s graduation from U of O Law School lunch in 2010. He took photos with us, was a good sport, and joked around with us “tourist” at his beautiful vineyard.  It was sweet to have met him.  

    • Catherine

      Mr. King was so gracious at our daughter’s graduation from U of O Law School lunch in 2010. He took photos with us, was a good sport, and joked around with us “tourist” at his beautiful vineyard.  It was sweet to have met him.  

    • Ed and Adrienne St. Clair

      We are so sorry to hear of Ed Jr’s passing. We only met him once but he had a terrific smile on his face and was a true gentleman.

    • Carla M Robertson

      Mr. King:  This is a fine tribute to your Father.  Your condolences go out to you and your family.  Our thoughts are with you.  Carla & Ray Robertson (Tower Club Members)

    • Ed and Adrienne St. Clair

      We are so sorry to hear of Ed Jr’s passing. We only met him once but he had a terrific smile on his face and was a true gentleman.

    • Carla M Robertson

      Mr. King:  This is a fine tribute to your Father.  Your condolences go out to you and your family.  Our thoughts are with you.  Carla & Ray Robertson (Tower Club Members)

    • Ed and Adrienne St. Clair

      We are so sorry to hear of Ed Jr’s passing. We only met him once but he had a terrific smile on his face and was a true gentleman.

    • Carla M Robertson

      Mr. King:  This is a fine tribute to your Father.  Your condolences go out to you and your family.  Our thoughts are with you.  Carla & Ray Robertson (Tower Club Members)

    • Lmartin

      Thanks for this wonderful tribute.  Being from Iowa I enjoyed the linkage to Collins Radio.  Last summer I visited the winery as my brothers live in Oregon.  I will be visiting Oregon this August  and will look forward to another fabulous experience dining and have great wine with you.   Linda 

    • Lmartin

      Thanks for this wonderful tribute.  Being from Iowa I enjoyed the linkage to Collins Radio.  Last summer I visited the winery as my brothers live in Oregon.  I will be visiting Oregon this August  and will look forward to another fabulous experience dining and have great wine with you.   Linda 

    • Lmartin

      Thanks for this wonderful tribute.  Being from Iowa I enjoyed the linkage to Collins Radio.  Last summer I visited the winery as my brothers live in Oregon.  I will be visiting Oregon this August  and will look forward to another fabulous experience dining and have great wine with you.   Linda 

    • Don Berry

      Thank you for sharing the memories and I wish you all the best in working through the feelings of loss.

      My father moved his cabinet shop into the garage in the same house in Lenexa, KS after King Radio went into a bigger facility.  I used to ride my bike out to work at the shop after school.  We later moved the cabinet shop into the dairy barn on the back of the same property.

      In 1980 when I was living in Ukiah, CA and learning to fly I was pleased to have the King Radio avionics and smiled at the connection.  Years later I moved to Eugene, OR (1985-1998) and enjoyed seeing the growth of your family winery.  After moving to Boise, ID in 1999 my wife, Kathy Simpson, and I became members of your wine club for a few years.  Still enjoy your Pinot Noirs immensely and intend to drop by later this month when we’re in town for the Olympic Trials.

      May your family continue to prosper and share your talents! 

    • Don Berry

      Thank you for sharing the memories and I wish you all the best in working through the feelings of loss.

      My father moved his cabinet shop into the garage in the same house in Lenexa, KS after King Radio went into a bigger facility.  I used to ride my bike out to work at the shop after school.  We later moved the cabinet shop into the dairy barn on the back of the same property.

      In 1980 when I was living in Ukiah, CA and learning to fly I was pleased to have the King Radio avionics and smiled at the connection.  Years later I moved to Eugene, OR (1985-1998) and enjoyed seeing the growth of your family winery.  After moving to Boise, ID in 1999 my wife, Kathy Simpson, and I became members of your wine club for a few years.  Still enjoy your Pinot Noirs immensely and intend to drop by later this month when we’re in town for the Olympic Trials.

      May your family continue to prosper and share your talents! 

    • Don Berry

      Thank you for sharing the memories and I wish you all the best in working through the feelings of loss.

      My father moved his cabinet shop into the garage in the same house in Lenexa, KS after King Radio went into a bigger facility.  I used to ride my bike out to work at the shop after school.  We later moved the cabinet shop into the dairy barn on the back of the same property.

      In 1980 when I was living in Ukiah, CA and learning to fly I was pleased to have the King Radio avionics and smiled at the connection.  Years later I moved to Eugene, OR (1985-1998) and enjoyed seeing the growth of your family winery.  After moving to Boise, ID in 1999 my wife, Kathy Simpson, and I became members of your wine club for a few years.  Still enjoy your Pinot Noirs immensely and intend to drop by later this month when we’re in town for the Olympic Trials.

      May your family continue to prosper and share your talents! 

    • Prton

      what an amazing man and legacy he has left for us all to enjoy, Paul and I have been in your shoes Ed and it’s never easy to loose our mom’s and dad’s, but what a life he and your family has lived…so far.

      Paul and Terrie 

    • Prton

      what an amazing man and legacy he has left for us all to enjoy, Paul and I have been in your shoes Ed and it’s never easy to loose our mom’s and dad’s, but what a life he and your family has lived…so far.

      Paul and Terrie 

    • Prton

      what an amazing man and legacy he has left for us all to enjoy, Paul and I have been in your shoes Ed and it’s never easy to loose our mom’s and dad’s, but what a life he and your family has lived…so far.

      Paul and Terrie 

    • Nicholas J Czerwinski

      Our condolences from the Czerwinski family in Orlando, Florida. 

    • Nicholas J Czerwinski

      Our condolences from the Czerwinski family in Orlando, Florida. 

    • Nicholas J Czerwinski

      Our condolences from the Czerwinski family in Orlando, Florida. 

    • Cristen & Jim Spickerman

      We appreciate Ed’s contribution to our community every time we visit King Estate.  His life touched so many others.  Our condolences.
      Cris and Jim Spickerman 

    • Cristen & Jim Spickerman

      We appreciate Ed’s contribution to our community every time we visit King Estate.  His life touched so many others.  Our condolences.
      Cris and Jim Spickerman 

    • Cristen & Jim Spickerman

      We appreciate Ed’s contribution to our community every time we visit King Estate.  His life touched so many others.  Our condolences.
      Cris and Jim Spickerman 

    • Gerard PHILIPPE

      It’s really a bad day to learn Ed was leaving us . I started with King Radio in 1976 as french representative and for each of our meetings in Olathe Ed had always time for us to discuss the european market . I remember his visits at Le Bourget airshow and the fact I was his favorite driver in Paris . I had the opportunity to taste his red wine on a trip from France to States with American Airlines , beautiful . I was very proud to work for him as he was a great “PATRON” taking care of the employes which is not the case now in lot of companies .
      Ed many thanks for what you done and the way you have conducted your live .
      Have a good and safe flight for this last trip .
      Gérard and Pierrette PHILIPPE  , Ivry le Temple , France

    • Gerard PHILIPPE

      It’s really a bad day to learn Ed was leaving us . I started with King Radio in 1976 as french representative and for each of our meetings in Olathe Ed had always time for us to discuss the european market . I remember his visits at Le Bourget airshow and the fact I was his favorite driver in Paris . I had the opportunity to taste his red wine on a trip from France to States with American Airlines , beautiful . I was very proud to work for him as he was a great “PATRON” taking care of the employes which is not the case now in lot of companies .
      Ed many thanks for what you done and the way you have conducted your live .
      Have a good and safe flight for this last trip .
      Gérard and Pierrette PHILIPPE  , Ivry le Temple , France

    • Gerard PHILIPPE

      It’s really a bad day to learn Ed was leaving us . I started with King Radio in 1976 as french representative and for each of our meetings in Olathe Ed had always time for us to discuss the european market . I remember his visits at Le Bourget airshow and the fact I was his favorite driver in Paris . I had the opportunity to taste his red wine on a trip from France to States with American Airlines , beautiful . I was very proud to work for him as he was a great “PATRON” taking care of the employes which is not the case now in lot of companies .
      Ed many thanks for what you done and the way you have conducted your live .
      Have a good and safe flight for this last trip .
      Gérard and Pierrette PHILIPPE  , Ivry le Temple , France

    • Jillburgdorfer

      We are sorry to hear of he’s passing.  But have joy knowing that he had such a full and wonderful loving life.  We can’t ask for more then that.  Our thoughts are with the family as they make way for this change in their lifes.  The Burgdorfer Family

    • Jillburgdorfer

      We are sorry to hear of he’s passing.  But have joy knowing that he had such a full and wonderful loving life.  We can’t ask for more then that.  Our thoughts are with the family as they make way for this change in their lifes.  The Burgdorfer Family

    • Jillburgdorfer

      We are sorry to hear of he’s passing.  But have joy knowing that he had such a full and wonderful loving life.  We can’t ask for more then that.  Our thoughts are with the family as they make way for this change in their lifes.  The Burgdorfer Family

    • Mary J Rauzi

      My condolences to the family. He was a very special person. Club member  Mary J Rauzi

    • Mary J Rauzi

      My condolences to the family. He was a very special person. Club member  Mary J Rauzi

    • Mary J Rauzi

      My condolences to the family. He was a very special person. Club member  Mary J Rauzi

    • william

      It is a sad day and I will keep the King Family in my prayers. My greatest sympathy to Carolyn, a lady lovely.
      Bill Stuart Weymouth/02188 

    • william

      It is a sad day and I will keep the King Family in my prayers. My greatest sympathy to Carolyn, a lady lovely.
      Bill Stuart Weymouth/02188 

    • william

      It is a sad day and I will keep the King Family in my prayers. My greatest sympathy to Carolyn, a lady lovely.
      Bill Stuart Weymouth/02188 

    • Heinz and Susan Selig

      We were so sorry to hear we have all lost an extraordinary man.  It was always a pleasure to be with him and Carolyn.  They were always so gracious, so interested in all that was going on and exuded a warm kindness to all.  It didn’t matter whether it was painting, savoring wine, dining, or coming up for the evening ice cream, they were there and involved.  Our hearts go out to Carolyn and Ed especially, but all the family.

    • Heinz and Susan Selig

      We were so sorry to hear we have all lost an extraordinary man.  It was always a pleasure to be with him and Carolyn.  They were always so gracious, so interested in all that was going on and exuded a warm kindness to all.  It didn’t matter whether it was painting, savoring wine, dining, or coming up for the evening ice cream, they were there and involved.  Our hearts go out to Carolyn and Ed especially, but all the family.

    • Heinz and Susan Selig

      We were so sorry to hear we have all lost an extraordinary man.  It was always a pleasure to be with him and Carolyn.  They were always so gracious, so interested in all that was going on and exuded a warm kindness to all.  It didn’t matter whether it was painting, savoring wine, dining, or coming up for the evening ice cream, they were there and involved.  Our hearts go out to Carolyn and Ed especially, but all the family.

    • Jazzyjimt

      My Condolences to the King Family.
      Jim Thompson

    • Jazzyjimt

      My Condolences to the King Family.
      Jim Thompson

    • Jazzyjimt

      My Condolences to the King Family.
      Jim Thompson

    • Bill Prochaska

      I started @ King Radio in 76 and meet with Ed a few times over the years.  My prayers to all the family and his many friends.

    • Bill Prochaska

      I started @ King Radio in 76 and meet with Ed a few times over the years.  My prayers to all the family and his many friends.

    • Bill Prochaska

      I started @ King Radio in 76 and meet with Ed a few times over the years.  My prayers to all the family and his many friends.

    • http://twitter.com/w0tm Gary Yantis

      As one of Ed’s earlier co-workers (he had co-workers – not employees) he didn’t care if you graduated from grade school.   What could you DO!  Many weekends he’d be right next to me working on the bench wiring together a prototype.  We’d work 24 hours straight and sleep on cots. That is how we beat Narco and all of the rest. Where are the “early King people”? John Aker, Floyd Enegren, Gene Grillott,  Cole Cunningham., Noel Rogers, How is Gary’s health of Garmin?  Ralph Crumrine, Charlie Bennett, Bob Cox, Wulfsberg (RIP), Gene Olson, Hundreds who I can’t remember names. Do you remember more names?  Is Ed the last of the WW2 and post WW2 KC pioneers?   A great guy and he built fine prototypes for me at 3 AM on  Sunday mornings!  Gary Yantis    WØTM ham call letters     Brother is George (KØGY) 40 years with King until retirement. Wife, Jackie, still there.

    • http://twitter.com/w0tm Gary Yantis

      As one of Ed’s earlier co-workers (he had co-workers – not employees) he didn’t care if you graduated from grade school.   What could you DO!  Many weekends he’d be right next to me working on the bench wiring together a prototype.  We’d work 24 hours straight and sleep on cots. That is how we beat Narco and all of the rest. Where are the “early King people”? John Aker, Floyd Enegren, Gene Grillott,  Cole Cunningham., Noel Rogers, How is Gary’s health of Garmin?  Ralph Crumrine, Charlie Bennett, Bob Cox, Wulfsberg (RIP), Gene Olson, Hundreds who I can’t remember names. Do you remember more names?  Is Ed the last of the WW2 and post WW2 KC pioneers?   A great guy and he built fine prototypes for me at 3 AM on  Sunday mornings!  Gary Yantis    WØTM ham call letters     Brother is George (KØGY) 40 years with King until retirement. Wife, Jackie, still there.

    • http://twitter.com/w0tm Gary Yantis

      As one of Ed’s earlier co-workers (he had co-workers – not employees) he didn’t care if you graduated from grade school.   What could you DO!  Many weekends he’d be right next to me working on the bench wiring together a prototype.  We’d work 24 hours straight and sleep on cots. That is how we beat Narco and all of the rest. Where are the “early King people”? John Aker, Floyd Enegren, Gene Grillott,  Cole Cunningham., Noel Rogers, How is Gary’s health of Garmin?  Ralph Crumrine, Charlie Bennett, Bob Cox, Wulfsberg (RIP), Gene Olson, Hundreds who I can’t remember names. Do you remember more names?  Is Ed the last of the WW2 and post WW2 KC pioneers?   A great guy and he built fine prototypes for me at 3 AM on  Sunday mornings!  Gary Yantis    WØTM ham call letters     Brother is George (KØGY) 40 years with King until retirement. Wife, Jackie, still there.

    • Dennis Nakata

      So very sorry to hear about your loss. Thank you for the “wonderful” story. We’ll toast a wonderful man who leaves behind a loving family who will remember him always.

    • Dennis Nakata

      So very sorry to hear about your loss. Thank you for the “wonderful” story. We’ll toast a wonderful man who leaves behind a loving family who will remember him always.

    • Dennis Nakata

      So very sorry to hear about your loss. Thank you for the “wonderful” story. We’ll toast a wonderful man who leaves behind a loving family who will remember him always.

    • Sandy

      Some people make a big, beautiful impact. Apparently Mr. King was one of those. I had no idea, when I sipped a delightful glass of King Estates Pinot Grigio or other wine, that its provenance was in part from the same source of those wonderful KX170B Navcoms and other avionics in the airplane I was privileged to own and fly in the ’80s and ’90s. I sing in a community chorus whose recent performances of the Brahms “Ein Deutches Requiem.” The text of the last movement is beautifully illustrated in the life and works of Ed King, Jr.: “Selig sind die Toten, die in dem Herren sterben, von nun an. Ja, der Geist spricht, daß sie ruhen. Den ihre Werke folgen ihnen nach.” (“Blessed are the dead
      who from now on die in the Lord. “Yes,” says the Spirit, “they will rest from their labors.
      and their works do follow them.” (Purists – please accept apologies for inexactness in these quotations.)To the family and close friends: every good wish for peace and comfort at the loss of your dear one. To those of us who knew him only vicariously: be enriched and strengthened by the example of this wonderful man. Raise a glass in salute, and strive to live as fully.

    • Sandy

      Some people make a big, beautiful impact. Apparently Mr. King was one of those. I had no idea, when I sipped a delightful glass of King Estates Pinot Grigio or other wine, that its provenance was in part from the same source of those wonderful KX170B Navcoms and other avionics in the airplane I was privileged to own and fly in the ’80s and ’90s. I sing in a community chorus whose recent performances of the Brahms “Ein Deutches Requiem.” The text of the last movement is beautifully illustrated in the life and works of Ed King, Jr.: “Selig sind die Toten, die in dem Herren sterben, von nun an. Ja, der Geist spricht, daß sie ruhen. Den ihre Werke folgen ihnen nach.” (“Blessed are the dead
      who from now on die in the Lord. “Yes,” says the Spirit, “they will rest from their labors.
      and their works do follow them.” (Purists – please accept apologies for inexactness in these quotations.)To the family and close friends: every good wish for peace and comfort at the loss of your dear one. To those of us who knew him only vicariously: be enriched and strengthened by the example of this wonderful man. Raise a glass in salute, and strive to live as fully.

    • Sandy

      Some people make a big, beautiful impact. Apparently Mr. King was one of those. I had no idea, when I sipped a delightful glass of King Estates Pinot Grigio or other wine, that its provenance was in part from the same source of those wonderful KX170B Navcoms and other avionics in the airplane I was privileged to own and fly in the ’80s and ’90s. I sing in a community chorus whose recent performances of the Brahms “Ein Deutches Requiem.” The text of the last movement is beautifully illustrated in the life and works of Ed King, Jr.: “Selig sind die Toten, die in dem Herren sterben, von nun an. Ja, der Geist spricht, daß sie ruhen. Den ihre Werke folgen ihnen nach.” (“Blessed are the dead
      who from now on die in the Lord. “Yes,” says the Spirit, “they will rest from their labors.
      and their works do follow them.” (Purists – please accept apologies for inexactness in these quotations.)To the family and close friends: every good wish for peace and comfort at the loss of your dear one. To those of us who knew him only vicariously: be enriched and strengthened by the example of this wonderful man. Raise a glass in salute, and strive to live as fully.

    • hoboduck

      Mr. King.  Your father was truly a great man.  He did live his life as a verb not a noun and he did it through deeds as his high school motto suggested.  Really a nice piece.  Your father would be proud.

      Bill and Bev Allen

    • hoboduck

      Mr. King.  Your father was truly a great man.  He did live his life as a verb not a noun and he did it through deeds as his high school motto suggested.  Really a nice piece.  Your father would be proud.

      Bill and Bev Allen

    • hoboduck

      Mr. King.  Your father was truly a great man.  He did live his life as a verb not a noun and he did it through deeds as his high school motto suggested.  Really a nice piece.  Your father would be proud.

      Bill and Bev Allen

    • Linda Wickwire

      Please except our condolences and sympothy for your loss.  I’ve been reading some of the comments below and am so amazed by all he’s done in his life.  I met him at the little Lorane Church one Sunday, and he and Carolyn both were so friendly and warm.  We are all blessed here in Lorane that you choose this little valley to build the your winery.  Your kindness, and generosity is well known.
      God bless you all.  You will be in our prayers for comfort and healing.
      Steve & Linda Wickwire

    • Linda Wickwire

      Please except our condolences and sympothy for your loss.  I’ve been reading some of the comments below and am so amazed by all he’s done in his life.  I met him at the little Lorane Church one Sunday, and he and Carolyn both were so friendly and warm.  We are all blessed here in Lorane that you choose this little valley to build the your winery.  Your kindness, and generosity is well known.
      God bless you all.  You will be in our prayers for comfort and healing.
      Steve & Linda Wickwire

    • Linda Wickwire

      Please except our condolences and sympothy for your loss.  I’ve been reading some of the comments below and am so amazed by all he’s done in his life.  I met him at the little Lorane Church one Sunday, and he and Carolyn both were so friendly and warm.  We are all blessed here in Lorane that you choose this little valley to build the your winery.  Your kindness, and generosity is well known.
      God bless you all.  You will be in our prayers for comfort and healing.
      Steve & Linda Wickwire

    • Tom McMahon

      He made many positive contributions to our community that he will always be a part of and remembered for.

    • Tom McMahon

      He made many positive contributions to our community that he will always be a part of and remembered for.

    • Tom McMahon

      He made many positive contributions to our community that he will always be a part of and remembered for.

    • Brian SHRIWISE

      I guess God needed a good connection to get some good wine.  My father was very close and I know he is deeply saddened by Ed’s passing.  Listening to story about Ed and my father as they grew up in Jetmore are priceless and will never be recaptured.  Those and many more similar memories will be cherished.  My thought and prayers go out to the King Family and the Class of 1939 from Jetmore, Kansas.
      GOD SPeed, Ed.
      Brian SHRIWISE, Son of Wayne SHRIWISE

    • Brian SHRIWISE

      I guess God needed a good connection to get some good wine.  My father was very close and I know he is deeply saddened by Ed’s passing.  Listening to story about Ed and my father as they grew up in Jetmore are priceless and will never be recaptured.  Those and many more similar memories will be cherished.  My thought and prayers go out to the King Family and the Class of 1939 from Jetmore, Kansas.
      GOD SPeed, Ed.
      Brian SHRIWISE, Son of Wayne SHRIWISE

    • Brian SHRIWISE

      I guess God needed a good connection to get some good wine.  My father was very close and I know he is deeply saddened by Ed’s passing.  Listening to story about Ed and my father as they grew up in Jetmore are priceless and will never be recaptured.  Those and many more similar memories will be cherished.  My thought and prayers go out to the King Family and the Class of 1939 from Jetmore, Kansas.
      GOD SPeed, Ed.
      Brian SHRIWISE, Son of Wayne SHRIWISE

    • Lynn and Dorothy Chilson

      Lynn and I were so sorry to read of your Father’s passing.  I had the opportunity to thank your parents for their part in creating our favorite place.  He will be missed by all who knew him.  I hope that soon the good memories of yesterday will replace the sorrows of today. 
      Lynn and Dorothy Chilson

    • Lynn and Dorothy Chilson

      Lynn and I were so sorry to read of your Father’s passing.  I had the opportunity to thank your parents for their part in creating our favorite place.  He will be missed by all who knew him.  I hope that soon the good memories of yesterday will replace the sorrows of today. 
      Lynn and Dorothy Chilson

    • Lynn and Dorothy Chilson

      Lynn and I were so sorry to read of your Father’s passing.  I had the opportunity to thank your parents for their part in creating our favorite place.  He will be missed by all who knew him.  I hope that soon the good memories of yesterday will replace the sorrows of today. 
      Lynn and Dorothy Chilson

    • Fan of King Estate

      I did not know Mr. King, but I am so grateful for what he and the rest of the King family have created here in the Eugene area. From your stewardship of the Earth, to the quality of your wine, to the memories my family and I have enjoyed at the winery, to the generosity of the company (my organization, the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics, benefitted from this generosity during our Food Justice conference last year) you have given so much. Rest in peace, Ed King, Jr. and thank you.

    • Fan of King Estate

      I did not know Mr. King, but I am so grateful for what he and the rest of the King family have created here in the Eugene area. From your stewardship of the Earth, to the quality of your wine, to the memories my family and I have enjoyed at the winery, to the generosity of the company (my organization, the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics, benefitted from this generosity during our Food Justice conference last year) you have given so much. Rest in peace, Ed King, Jr. and thank you.

    • Fan of King Estate

      I did not know Mr. King, but I am so grateful for what he and the rest of the King family have created here in the Eugene area. From your stewardship of the Earth, to the quality of your wine, to the memories my family and I have enjoyed at the winery, to the generosity of the company (my organization, the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics, benefitted from this generosity during our Food Justice conference last year) you have given so much. Rest in peace, Ed King, Jr. and thank you.

    • Paul Bakalis

      We love your wine and no doubt would have loved your father as well.  Prayers for comfort and for celebration of a wondrous life and beautiful legacy.

      Tina and Paul Bakalis
      1301 East Desert Broom Way
      Phoenix, AZ  85048

    • Paul Bakalis

      We love your wine and no doubt would have loved your father as well.  Prayers for comfort and for celebration of a wondrous life and beautiful legacy.

      Tina and Paul Bakalis
      1301 East Desert Broom Way
      Phoenix, AZ  85048

    • Paul Bakalis

      We love your wine and no doubt would have loved your father as well.  Prayers for comfort and for celebration of a wondrous life and beautiful legacy.

      Tina and Paul Bakalis
      1301 East Desert Broom Way
      Phoenix, AZ  85048

    • Susan Jewett McFarlin McLaren

      Ed was a wonderful, loving, loyal friend to my parents since their college years together.  He will be missed by many here, but greeted by many in heaven. 

    • Susan Jewett McFarlin McLaren

      Ed was a wonderful, loving, loyal friend to my parents since their college years together.  He will be missed by many here, but greeted by many in heaven. 

    • Susan Jewett McFarlin McLaren

      Ed was a wonderful, loving, loyal friend to my parents since their college years together.  He will be missed by many here, but greeted by many in heaven. 

    • Jill Carter

      Having met you through some of your family members we consider ourselves blessed to have had the privilege of time shared with you, Ed and Carolyn.  You are gracious, welcoming and just amazing people!  Carolyn, we are so sorry for you and your family’s loss, and our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.  Take care of yourselves and always remember how many lives have been so positively touched by the King family over the years.  Ed was just one of those very special people and will be missed by all who knew him.  Our deepest sympathy to you Carolyn and all the family.  Marl and Jill Carter

    • Jill Carter

      Having met you through some of your family members we consider ourselves blessed to have had the privilege of time shared with you, Ed and Carolyn.  You are gracious, welcoming and just amazing people!  Carolyn, we are so sorry for you and your family’s loss, and our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.  Take care of yourselves and always remember how many lives have been so positively touched by the King family over the years.  Ed was just one of those very special people and will be missed by all who knew him.  Our deepest sympathy to you Carolyn and all the family.  Marl and Jill Carter

    • Jill Carter

      Having met you through some of your family members we consider ourselves blessed to have had the privilege of time shared with you, Ed and Carolyn.  You are gracious, welcoming and just amazing people!  Carolyn, we are so sorry for you and your family’s loss, and our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.  Take care of yourselves and always remember how many lives have been so positively touched by the King family over the years.  Ed was just one of those very special people and will be missed by all who knew him.  Our deepest sympathy to you Carolyn and all the family.  Marl and Jill Carter

    • Don Johnson

      A beautiful tribute to a “common” man who achieved greatness.

    • Don Johnson

      A beautiful tribute to a “common” man who achieved greatness.

    • Don Johnson

      A beautiful tribute to a “common” man who achieved greatness.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/3BPARDVP3YCK5X75NBKXOLNOWA Robert

      To the King family,

      Knew and compeded with Ed since 1966, A true gentleman.

      Mary Ann and I wish the famly our deepest condolences.

      BOB& MARY ANN BRUNSON N.J. X GLOBAL/WULFSBERG

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/3BPARDVP3YCK5X75NBKXOLNOWA Robert

      To the King family,

      Knew and compeded with Ed since 1966, A true gentleman.

      Mary Ann and I wish the famly our deepest condolences.

      BOB& MARY ANN BRUNSON N.J. X GLOBAL/WULFSBERG

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/3BPARDVP3YCK5X75NBKXOLNOWA Robert

      To the King family,

      Knew and compeded with Ed since 1966, A true gentleman.

      Mary Ann and I wish the famly our deepest condolences.

      BOB& MARY ANN BRUNSON N.J. X GLOBAL/WULFSBERG

    • Pat Gordon

      It is with a sad heart I was informed of the passing of Ed. I worked for Ed at King Radio in International Marketing. I retired in 1996. I also shared their Honeymoon in Singapore with Ed and Carolyn. Ed King was the reason General Aviation is where it is today. He developed thru King Radio the leaders of the future in Avionics for the General Aviation marketplace. May God grant Carolyn and his family peace in his passing. A Great Man has passed.

    • Pat Gordon

      It is with a sad heart I was informed of the passing of Ed. I worked for Ed at King Radio in International Marketing. I retired in 1996. I also shared their Honeymoon in Singapore with Ed and Carolyn. Ed King was the reason General Aviation is where it is today. He developed thru King Radio the leaders of the future in Avionics for the General Aviation marketplace. May God grant Carolyn and his family peace in his passing. A Great Man has passed.

    • Pat Gordon

      It is with a sad heart I was informed of the passing of Ed. I worked for Ed at King Radio in International Marketing. I retired in 1996. I also shared their Honeymoon in Singapore with Ed and Carolyn. Ed King was the reason General Aviation is where it is today. He developed thru King Radio the leaders of the future in Avionics for the General Aviation marketplace. May God grant Carolyn and his family peace in his passing. A Great Man has passed.

    • Sfahrion

      I am saddened to learn of the passing of Mr. King.
      My sympathy to the family of Mr. King and to the “King Estate” family.
      Sharon Fahrion
      (Tower Club member)

    • Sfahrion

      I am saddened to learn of the passing of Mr. King.
      My sympathy to the family of Mr. King and to the “King Estate” family.
      Sharon Fahrion
      (Tower Club member)

    • Sfahrion

      I am saddened to learn of the passing of Mr. King.
      My sympathy to the family of Mr. King and to the “King Estate” family.
      Sharon Fahrion
      (Tower Club member)

    • Niles E. Oregon

      We stand in awe of Ed’s many contributions to aviation. Everytime we fly,we are reminded of his efforts as we look at a King attitude indicator, a Horizontal Situation Indicator and communicate on a a King radio!
      We applaud his vision for the southern Willamette Valley.
      A very accomplished man with a wonderful legacy.
      Our deepest condolences.

      Niles and Mary Ann Hanson
      Rosen Sunvisor Sytems
      Eugene, Oregon

    • Niles E. Oregon

      We stand in awe of Ed’s many contributions to aviation. Everytime we fly,we are reminded of his efforts as we look at a King attitude indicator, a Horizontal Situation Indicator and communicate on a a King radio!
      We applaud his vision for the southern Willamette Valley.
      A very accomplished man with a wonderful legacy.
      Our deepest condolences.

      Niles and Mary Ann Hanson
      Rosen Sunvisor Sytems
      Eugene, Oregon

    • Niles E. Oregon

      We stand in awe of Ed’s many contributions to aviation. Everytime we fly,we are reminded of his efforts as we look at a King attitude indicator, a Horizontal Situation Indicator and communicate on a a King radio!
      We applaud his vision for the southern Willamette Valley.
      A very accomplished man with a wonderful legacy.
      Our deepest condolences.

      Niles and Mary Ann Hanson
      Rosen Sunvisor Sytems
      Eugene, Oregon

    • craig and brianna washington

      we are saddened  by your loss…

    • craig and brianna washington

      we are saddened  by your loss…

    • craig and brianna washington

      we are saddened  by your loss…

    • Teharrell

      We love King Estate! We will be going there next week to pick up our Tower Club wine and celebrate my wife’s birthday. We have missed seeing Ed in the recently. We used to see him often. Thanks to Ed for making such a great contribution to our area and the Oregon wine industry.

      Terry Harrell

    • Teharrell

      We love King Estate! We will be going there next week to pick up our Tower Club wine and celebrate my wife’s birthday. We have missed seeing Ed in the recently. We used to see him often. Thanks to Ed for making such a great contribution to our area and the Oregon wine industry.

      Terry Harrell

    • Teharrell

      We love King Estate! We will be going there next week to pick up our Tower Club wine and celebrate my wife’s birthday. We have missed seeing Ed in the recently. We used to see him often. Thanks to Ed for making such a great contribution to our area and the Oregon wine industry.

      Terry Harrell

    • Julie Farmer

      So sorry to hear this news, but thankful that you shared. 
      My husband and I had the great pleasure of meeting your father and his wife on our visit to your winery in May 2008. They were enjoying a glass of wine in the dinning room where we were having dinner. This encounter was the highlight of our trip to Oregon to tour the fine wine region. 
      We continue to enjoy your productions, and think of our encounter with your father often.

      Julie and Ted Farmer, Baxley, Georgia.

    • Julie Farmer

      So sorry to hear this news, but thankful that you shared. 
      My husband and I had the great pleasure of meeting your father and his wife on our visit to your winery in May 2008. They were enjoying a glass of wine in the dinning room where we were having dinner. This encounter was the highlight of our trip to Oregon to tour the fine wine region. 
      We continue to enjoy your productions, and think of our encounter with your father often.

      Julie and Ted Farmer, Baxley, Georgia.

    • Julie Farmer

      So sorry to hear this news, but thankful that you shared. 
      My husband and I had the great pleasure of meeting your father and his wife on our visit to your winery in May 2008. They were enjoying a glass of wine in the dinning room where we were having dinner. This encounter was the highlight of our trip to Oregon to tour the fine wine region. 
      We continue to enjoy your productions, and think of our encounter with your father often.

      Julie and Ted Farmer, Baxley, Georgia.

    • Andy & Libby Crockett

      We were sorry to hear of your loss and send our sympathy.  Several years ago we had the fortune to meet the family on Mother’s Day at the Winery and will remember that time of course.  We are sure Ed’s life  and values will continue to be carried on via the King Estate Winery through the kind, motivated and caring individuals that have made it what it is today.  Best Regards,   Andy & Libby Crockett Kissimmee, Florida

    • Mike & Jennifer Magee

      Condolences to the King family and our thoughts and prayers are with the entire King family

    • Mike & Jennifer Magee

      Condolences to the King family and our thoughts and prayers are with the entire King family

    • Mike & Jennifer Magee

      Condolences to the King family and our thoughts and prayers are with the entire King family

    • Shervin and Helen Esfandiari

      Our condolences to the King Family.

      Shervin & Helen

    • Shervin and Helen Esfandiari

      Our condolences to the King Family.

      Shervin & Helen

    • Shervin and Helen Esfandiari

      Our condolences to the King Family.

      Shervin & Helen

    • Mr. and Mrs. Lewis

      May God and loved ones comfort you and sustain you as you live through these difficult days.  With our deepest sympathy we share in your sorrow.  He will surely be missed, but leaving behind awesome memories that will live in your hearts for ever.
      Mr. and Mrs. Lewis

    • Mr. and Mrs. Lewis

      May God and loved ones comfort you and sustain you as you live through these difficult days.  With our deepest sympathy we share in your sorrow.  He will surely be missed, but leaving behind awesome memories that will live in your hearts for ever.
      Mr. and Mrs. Lewis

    • Mr. and Mrs. Lewis

      May God and loved ones comfort you and sustain you as you live through these difficult days.  With our deepest sympathy we share in your sorrow.  He will surely be missed, but leaving behind awesome memories that will live in your hearts for ever.
      Mr. and Mrs. Lewis

    • Rudy van der Goot

      Rudy van der Goot
      Learned to know Ed King in 1962,when I wanted to install a KY 90 in a DC 4 we had to ferry to europe and not having adequate equipment to do so.Later I worked for REA and than for King Radio,having enjoyed this a lot.It surely is a great loss for the family and for the industry.
      We will remember him as a good person and a friend,that he may rest in peace.

    • Rudy van der Goot

      Rudy van der Goot
      Learned to know Ed King in 1962,when I wanted to install a KY 90 in a DC 4 we had to ferry to europe and not having adequate equipment to do so.Later I worked for REA and than for King Radio,having enjoyed this a lot.It surely is a great loss for the family and for the industry.
      We will remember him as a good person and a friend,that he may rest in peace.

    • Rudy van der Goot

      Rudy van der Goot
      Learned to know Ed King in 1962,when I wanted to install a KY 90 in a DC 4 we had to ferry to europe and not having adequate equipment to do so.Later I worked for REA and than for King Radio,having enjoyed this a lot.It surely is a great loss for the family and for the industry.
      We will remember him as a good person and a friend,that he may rest in peace.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tanya-Baker/732634727 Tanya Baker

      Brilliant man……so sad to hear of his passing.  My heart goes out to your family.  You’ve create a wonderful jewel in our Willamette Valley with your King Estates winery.  I have been since day one and will continue to loyally support your business.  God Bless.  Tanya

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tanya-Baker/732634727 Tanya Baker

      Brilliant man……so sad to hear of his passing.  My heart goes out to your family.  You’ve create a wonderful jewel in our Willamette Valley with your King Estates winery.  I have been since day one and will continue to loyally support your business.  God Bless.  Tanya

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tanya-Baker/732634727 Tanya Baker

      Brilliant man……so sad to hear of his passing.  My heart goes out to your family.  You’ve create a wonderful jewel in our Willamette Valley with your King Estates winery.  I have been since day one and will continue to loyally support your business.  God Bless.  Tanya

    • Dave Fabozzi

      Dave Fabozzi
      To the King Family we at RNDC extend our deepest sympathy. As one of your distributors we have watched it flourish and become one of the leading brands not only in our portfolio but of all Oregon and the NW. Our RNDC team and our customers have enjoyed your gracious hospitality when visiting the winery and will remain true ambassadors for the brand.

    • Dave Fabozzi

      Dave Fabozzi
      To the King Family we at RNDC extend our deepest sympathy. As one of your distributors we have watched it flourish and become one of the leading brands not only in our portfolio but of all Oregon and the NW. Our RNDC team and our customers have enjoyed your gracious hospitality when visiting the winery and will remain true ambassadors for the brand.

    • Dave Fabozzi

      Dave Fabozzi
      To the King Family we at RNDC extend our deepest sympathy. As one of your distributors we have watched it flourish and become one of the leading brands not only in our portfolio but of all Oregon and the NW. Our RNDC team and our customers have enjoyed your gracious hospitality when visiting the winery and will remain true ambassadors for the brand.

    • Dorothy Schick

      So sorry to hear Mr. King has Gone West. As a pilot for many years my trust (and admiration) was placed in King Radios. Many an aircraft today operate with the standard of excellence Mr. King set in our industry. 

    • Dorothy Schick

      So sorry to hear Mr. King has Gone West. As a pilot for many years my trust (and admiration) was placed in King Radios. Many an aircraft today operate with the standard of excellence Mr. King set in our industry. 

    • Dorothy Schick

      So sorry to hear Mr. King has Gone West. As a pilot for many years my trust (and admiration) was placed in King Radios. Many an aircraft today operate with the standard of excellence Mr. King set in our industry. 

    • Williams_Dan

      Ed and Family — what a wonderful life story — you must be so very proud of his accomplishments and the extraordinary legacy he created for all of you  – and for those of us who enjoy your friendship and king estates — dan and maureen williams

    • Williams_Dan

      Ed and Family — what a wonderful life story — you must be so very proud of his accomplishments and the extraordinary legacy he created for all of you  – and for those of us who enjoy your friendship and king estates — dan and maureen williams

    • Williams_Dan

      Ed and Family — what a wonderful life story — you must be so very proud of his accomplishments and the extraordinary legacy he created for all of you  – and for those of us who enjoy your friendship and king estates — dan and maureen williams

    • guest

      We appreciated learning a little about Ed King Sr.’s life from his beginning thru to his co- venture into the winery of King Estate.  What a beautiful and successful life of hard work from a modest man of grand ideas and deeds.
      We extend our heartfelt sympathy to your entire family for your loss.   Even tho’ one never stops missing this lost, there are the memories that help carry one forward.

      With sincere condolences,
      The Marvels

    • guest

      We appreciated learning a little about Ed King Sr.’s life from his beginning thru to his co- venture into the winery of King Estate.  What a beautiful and successful life of hard work from a modest man of grand ideas and deeds.
      We extend our heartfelt sympathy to your entire family for your loss.   Even tho’ one never stops missing this lost, there are the memories that help carry one forward.

      With sincere condolences,
      The Marvels

    • guest

      We appreciated learning a little about Ed King Sr.’s life from his beginning thru to his co- venture into the winery of King Estate.  What a beautiful and successful life of hard work from a modest man of grand ideas and deeds.
      We extend our heartfelt sympathy to your entire family for your loss.   Even tho’ one never stops missing this lost, there are the memories that help carry one forward.

      With sincere condolences,
      The Marvels

    • Debra Mitchell McFarland

      My sincere sympathy to Carolyn and family -  Ed was such a generous man to the Aircraft Electronics Association and to my family.  I will always remember his kindness in sending wine for my daughter’s graduation celebration from Kansas State University in architecture and then setting up an interview for her with the architectural firm here in Kansas City that did King Estates Winery.   I was never as proud as when Ed asked me to accept an award from the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) on his behalf — seriously….Ed King asking me.    He will remain a legend in the aviation industry and a dear friend in my heart.  Blue skies Ed.

    • Debra Mitchell McFarland

      My sincere sympathy to Carolyn and family -  Ed was such a generous man to the Aircraft Electronics Association and to my family.  I will always remember his kindness in sending wine for my daughter’s graduation celebration from Kansas State University in architecture and then setting up an interview for her with the architectural firm here in Kansas City that did King Estates Winery.   I was never as proud as when Ed asked me to accept an award from the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) on his behalf — seriously….Ed King asking me.    He will remain a legend in the aviation industry and a dear friend in my heart.  Blue skies Ed.

    • Debra Mitchell McFarland

      My sincere sympathy to Carolyn and family -  Ed was such a generous man to the Aircraft Electronics Association and to my family.  I will always remember his kindness in sending wine for my daughter’s graduation celebration from Kansas State University in architecture and then setting up an interview for her with the architectural firm here in Kansas City that did King Estates Winery.   I was never as proud as when Ed asked me to accept an award from the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) on his behalf — seriously….Ed King asking me.    He will remain a legend in the aviation industry and a dear friend in my heart.  Blue skies Ed.

    • Susan Caldwell

      To The King Family:
      I am so sorry for the loss of Mr King Jr.  I am grateful for his settling on the beautiful country side where King Estate Winery is now located and giving such a wonderful gift to the people of Lane County with his gracious establishment for all to enjoy. 
      With Sincere Sympathy,
      Susan Caldwell, Tower Club Member

    • Susan Caldwell

      To The King Family:
      I am so sorry for the loss of Mr King Jr.  I am grateful for his settling on the beautiful country side where King Estate Winery is now located and giving such a wonderful gift to the people of Lane County with his gracious establishment for all to enjoy. 
      With Sincere Sympathy,
      Susan Caldwell, Tower Club Member

    • Susan Caldwell

      To The King Family:
      I am so sorry for the loss of Mr King Jr.  I am grateful for his settling on the beautiful country side where King Estate Winery is now located and giving such a wonderful gift to the people of Lane County with his gracious establishment for all to enjoy. 
      With Sincere Sympathy,
      Susan Caldwell, Tower Club Member

    • Nick Tomassi

      Our condolences to the family. We did not have the pleasure of meeting Mr. King, but know he was a very special person. We will continue to enjoy his great wines for a long time.
      Nick and Kathy Tomassi
      Wine, Beer and Spirits Writer and Educator
      Silverdale, WA.

    • Nick Tomassi

      Our condolences to the family. We did not have the pleasure of meeting Mr. King, but know he was a very special person. We will continue to enjoy his great wines for a long time.
      Nick and Kathy Tomassi
      Wine, Beer and Spirits Writer and Educator
      Silverdale, WA.

    • Nick Tomassi

      Our condolences to the family. We did not have the pleasure of meeting Mr. King, but know he was a very special person. We will continue to enjoy his great wines for a long time.
      Nick and Kathy Tomassi
      Wine, Beer and Spirits Writer and Educator
      Silverdale, WA.

    • O. Newton King

      Ed III, Carolyn, Shelly
      My thoughts are with all, but those times with Ed Jr. and I visited are rich memories that I savor now. I so enjoyed my stay at the Estates this past August. I hope to return again and again.
      O.Newton King

    • O. Newton King

      Ed III, Carolyn, Shelly
      My thoughts are with all, but those times with Ed Jr. and I visited are rich memories that I savor now. I so enjoyed my stay at the Estates this past August. I hope to return again and again.
      O.Newton King

    • O. Newton King

      Ed III, Carolyn, Shelly
      My thoughts are with all, but those times with Ed Jr. and I visited are rich memories that I savor now. I so enjoyed my stay at the Estates this past August. I hope to return again and again.
      O.Newton King

    • Micki Phillips

      Ed, We are so sorry for your loss! You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    • Micki Phillips

      Ed, We are so sorry for your loss! You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    • Micki Phillips

      Ed, We are so sorry for your loss! You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    • Jason

      My heartfelt condolences, thank you Ed for inspiring our community.

    • Jason

      My heartfelt condolences, thank you Ed for inspiring our community.

    • Jason

      My heartfelt condolences, thank you Ed for inspiring our community.

    • denise vertrees

      While your father was slightly older than mine,  they were contemperaries.  My own father pasted 2 years ago and it was very hard, but you had a real bond and purpose.   I’m sure that your father’s ideals are refected inyour own.  Thank you for great wine, wonderful service and a history woth repeating.

      Thank you,
      Denise Vertrees 

    • denise vertrees

      While your father was slightly older than mine,  they were contemperaries.  My own father pasted 2 years ago and it was very hard, but you had a real bond and purpose.   I’m sure that your father’s ideals are refected inyour own.  Thank you for great wine, wonderful service and a history woth repeating.

      Thank you,
      Denise Vertrees 

    • denise vertrees

      While your father was slightly older than mine,  they were contemperaries.  My own father pasted 2 years ago and it was very hard, but you had a real bond and purpose.   I’m sure that your father’s ideals are refected inyour own.  Thank you for great wine, wonderful service and a history woth repeating.

      Thank you,
      Denise Vertrees 

    • Elizabeth Lorish

      Thank you for sharing your beautiful obituary. You father has left a lovely legacy to the citizens of Lane County. We live about 25 minutes away from King Estate and avail ourselves of any opportunity to visit. I was just here for my birthday lunch with a friend on Monday, June 4, and commented on how lucky we are to have this exquisite estate so close by.
      I always take out-of-town visitors to King Estate, especially European guests who tend to think Oregon is still so provincial. A Swiss friend reluctantly joined us for lunch last spring, wondering how anything in Oregon could compare to Europe. But when she arrived at King Estate, she said, in awe, “Now this is really worth it! This is fabulous.”I thank your father and your whole family for making all of us in Lane County look and feel wonderful. Because we are. Your family is. And your father was!We send our condolences…..Elizabeth and Fred Lorish (Tower Club members)

    • Elizabeth Lorish

      Thank you for sharing your beautiful obituary. You father has left a lovely legacy to the citizens of Lane County. We live about 25 minutes away from King Estate and avail ourselves of any opportunity to visit. I was just here for my birthday lunch with a friend on Monday, June 4, and commented on how lucky we are to have this exquisite estate so close by.
      I always take out-of-town visitors to King Estate, especially European guests who tend to think Oregon is still so provincial. A Swiss friend reluctantly joined us for lunch last spring, wondering how anything in Oregon could compare to Europe. But when she arrived at King Estate, she said, in awe, “Now this is really worth it! This is fabulous.”I thank your father and your whole family for making all of us in Lane County look and feel wonderful. Because we are. Your family is. And your father was!We send our condolences…..Elizabeth and Fred Lorish (Tower Club members)

    • Elizabeth Lorish

      Thank you for sharing your beautiful obituary. You father has left a lovely legacy to the citizens of Lane County. We live about 25 minutes away from King Estate and avail ourselves of any opportunity to visit. I was just here for my birthday lunch with a friend on Monday, June 4, and commented on how lucky we are to have this exquisite estate so close by.
      I always take out-of-town visitors to King Estate, especially European guests who tend to think Oregon is still so provincial. A Swiss friend reluctantly joined us for lunch last spring, wondering how anything in Oregon could compare to Europe. But when she arrived at King Estate, she said, in awe, “Now this is really worth it! This is fabulous.”I thank your father and your whole family for making all of us in Lane County look and feel wonderful. Because we are. Your family is. And your father was!We send our condolences…..Elizabeth and Fred Lorish (Tower Club members)

    • Brad Zeman

      I never met Ed King but he was great friend to our company.  He is a legend in our business and was a true pioneer of modern avionics. Many of todays most prominenet avionics leaders owe their start to King Radio and Ed King.  Our condolences go out to all his family and friends.

      Brad Zeman
      President
      J.A. Air Center
      Joliet Avionics

    • Brad Zeman

      I never met Ed King but he was great friend to our company.  He is a legend in our business and was a true pioneer of modern avionics. Many of todays most prominenet avionics leaders owe their start to King Radio and Ed King.  Our condolences go out to all his family and friends.

      Brad Zeman
      President
      J.A. Air Center
      Joliet Avionics

    • Brad Zeman

      I never met Ed King but he was great friend to our company.  He is a legend in our business and was a true pioneer of modern avionics. Many of todays most prominenet avionics leaders owe their start to King Radio and Ed King.  Our condolences go out to all his family and friends.

      Brad Zeman
      President
      J.A. Air Center
      Joliet Avionics

    • Pcasmuth

      We are so saddened by the news of your father’s passing.  He leaves behind a great legacy of love and accomplishements.  You have so much to be proud of.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.  Peter and C0leen Asmuth

      • Sasha Kadey

        Appove

    • Pcasmuth

      We are so saddened by the news of your father’s passing.  He leaves behind a great legacy of love and accomplishements.  You have so much to be proud of.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.  Peter and C0leen Asmuth

      • Sasha Kadey

        Appove

    • Pcasmuth

      We are so saddened by the news of your father’s passing.  He leaves behind a great legacy of love and accomplishements.  You have so much to be proud of.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.  Peter and C0leen Asmuth

      • Sasha Kadey

        Appove

    • http://www.ProximityWireless.com/ Keith Ebel

      I first met Mr. King at age 16 working for my Dad’s company Antenna Masters. We were designing and installing a Master Antenna System into his home in Mission Hills. Seeing all of the radios in his basement lab made me want to pursue R.F. engineering in a big way. After 4 years Navy and earning a pilots license and K-State EE degree King Radio became my first job out of college. Working for Ed was absolutely the best choice I could have made. Now my wife Susan and I have been in a small business of our own for ten years now (Proximity Wireless) and the entrepreneurial example that he set was fundimental to the path we’ve taken. Thank you Ed for all you did for so many, your example has left a legacy that goes on. (July 2009 at King Estates below)
      With Great Affection, Keith & Susan Ebel – Lenexa, KS (both King Radio employees)

    • http://www.ProximityWireless.com/ Keith Ebel

      I first met Mr. King at age 16 working for my Dad’s company Antenna Masters. We were designing and installing a Master Antenna System into his home in Mission Hills. Seeing all of the radios in his basement lab made me want to pursue R.F. engineering in a big way. After 4 years Navy and earning a pilots license and K-State EE degree King Radio became my first job out of college. Working for Ed was absolutely the best choice I could have made. Now my wife Susan and I have been in a small business of our own for ten years now (Proximity Wireless) and the entrepreneurial example that he set was fundimental to the path we’ve taken. Thank you Ed for all you did for so many, your example has left a legacy that goes on. (July 2009 at King Estates below)
      With Great Affection, Keith & Susan Ebel – Lenexa, KS (both King Radio employees)

    • http://www.ProximityWireless.com/ Keith Ebel

      I first met Mr. King at age 16 working for my Dad’s company Antenna Masters. We were designing and installing a Master Antenna System into his home in Mission Hills. Seeing all of the radios in his basement lab made me want to pursue R.F. engineering in a big way. After 4 years Navy and earning a pilots license and K-State EE degree King Radio became my first job out of college. Working for Ed was absolutely the best choice I could have made. Now my wife Susan and I have been in a small business of our own for ten years now (Proximity Wireless) and the entrepreneurial example that he set was fundimental to the path we’ve taken. Thank you Ed for all you did for so many, your example has left a legacy that goes on. (July 2009 at King Estates below)
      With Great Affection, Keith & Susan Ebel – Lenexa, KS (both King Radio employees)

    • Rick and Kristina Padgett

      We are so saddened by your loss.  Ed King was a true icon, and Lane County derives much of its pride in the jewel he and the rest of your family bestowed upon us; King Estates Winery.  Always a sparkle in his eye, a kind word for total strangers and a gift of gab, he was a great man.  I know you all will miss him dearly, and we will raise a toast to him and your whole family; of course it’ll be with a glass of fine King Estates Pinot.  Our thoughts are with you during this time.

    • Rick and Kristina Padgett

      We are so saddened by your loss.  Ed King was a true icon, and Lane County derives much of its pride in the jewel he and the rest of your family bestowed upon us; King Estates Winery.  Always a sparkle in his eye, a kind word for total strangers and a gift of gab, he was a great man.  I know you all will miss him dearly, and we will raise a toast to him and your whole family; of course it’ll be with a glass of fine King Estates Pinot.  Our thoughts are with you during this time.

    • Rick and Kristina Padgett

      We are so saddened by your loss.  Ed King was a true icon, and Lane County derives much of its pride in the jewel he and the rest of your family bestowed upon us; King Estates Winery.  Always a sparkle in his eye, a kind word for total strangers and a gift of gab, he was a great man.  I know you all will miss him dearly, and we will raise a toast to him and your whole family; of course it’ll be with a glass of fine King Estates Pinot.  Our thoughts are with you during this time.

    • Ed and Nancy Read

      Ed and Family
      Our sincere condolence on your loss. May you always hold close to heart your time and memories spent together. We will miss his presence when we come to the winery!
      Sincerely,
      Ed and Nancy Read
      Tower club members

    • Ed and Nancy Read

      Ed and Family
      Our sincere condolence on your loss. May you always hold close to heart your time and memories spent together. We will miss his presence when we come to the winery!
      Sincerely,
      Ed and Nancy Read
      Tower club members

    • Ed and Nancy Read

      Ed and Family
      Our sincere condolence on your loss. May you always hold close to heart your time and memories spent together. We will miss his presence when we come to the winery!
      Sincerely,
      Ed and Nancy Read
      Tower club members

    • Lspencer

      I started @King Radio in ’78 and met my wife there and enjoyed 19 great years working there. Thanks Ed King! My prayers to all the his family,  friends and coworkers.

    • Lspencer

      I started @King Radio in ’78 and met my wife there and enjoyed 19 great years working there. Thanks Ed King! My prayers to all the his family,  friends and coworkers.

    • Lspencer

      I started @King Radio in ’78 and met my wife there and enjoyed 19 great years working there. Thanks Ed King! My prayers to all the his family,  friends and coworkers.

    • Kate Boney

      I had the honor of meeting Mr. King & his wife at a beautiful luncheon hosted by King Estate to thank all the local businesses that had supported them throughout the years.  He was a funny, charming & gracious man and I am truely grateful to have met him.  Please accept my sincere condolenses for your loss. A spirit like his is never really gone… the amazing life he led, children he gave life too and accomplishments he achieved will indeed live on!  Much love & hopes for healing at this time from all of us at Turtles &
      The Loft.  Sincerely, Kate Boney 

    • Kate Boney

      I had the honor of meeting Mr. King & his wife at a beautiful luncheon hosted by King Estate to thank all the local businesses that had supported them throughout the years.  He was a funny, charming & gracious man and I am truely grateful to have met him.  Please accept my sincere condolenses for your loss. A spirit like his is never really gone… the amazing life he led, children he gave life too and accomplishments he achieved will indeed live on!  Much love & hopes for healing at this time from all of us at Turtles &
      The Loft.  Sincerely, Kate Boney 

    • Kate Boney

      I had the honor of meeting Mr. King & his wife at a beautiful luncheon hosted by King Estate to thank all the local businesses that had supported them throughout the years.  He was a funny, charming & gracious man and I am truely grateful to have met him.  Please accept my sincere condolenses for your loss. A spirit like his is never really gone… the amazing life he led, children he gave life too and accomplishments he achieved will indeed live on!  Much love & hopes for healing at this time from all of us at Turtles &
      The Loft.  Sincerely, Kate Boney 

    • Wks1

      Ed, Jr.,I don’t think we are related King’s, but my memories of your father and the business he started are fond, if old.  I recall first seeing his radios when I was young as if I was looking in a candy store window!  I trust you take pride in your parent and pleasee accept my sympathiy at his passing.  W. King Sims

    • Wks1

      Ed, Jr.,I don’t think we are related King’s, but my memories of your father and the business he started are fond, if old.  I recall first seeing his radios when I was young as if I was looking in a candy store window!  I trust you take pride in your parent and pleasee accept my sympathiy at his passing.  W. King Sims

    • Wks1

      Ed, Jr.,I don’t think we are related King’s, but my memories of your father and the business he started are fond, if old.  I recall first seeing his radios when I was young as if I was looking in a candy store window!  I trust you take pride in your parent and pleasee accept my sympathiy at his passing.  W. King Sims

    • Saginawvineyard

      Our sincerest condolences in the loss of your father, Ed King Jr.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

      Scott, Cheryl & Karen
      Saginaw Vineyard LLC

    • Saginawvineyard

      Our sincerest condolences in the loss of your father, Ed King Jr.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

      Scott, Cheryl & Karen
      Saginaw Vineyard LLC

    • Saginawvineyard

      Our sincerest condolences in the loss of your father, Ed King Jr.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

      Scott, Cheryl & Karen
      Saginaw Vineyard LLC

    • Rich Pickett

      Your father’s initiative in developing advanced aircraft communication dramatically changed the ability of pilots to safely communicate for decades.  His contributions continue to be appreciated by the aviation community, and will be for many decades to come.  I could always depend upon his products.  His subsequent ventures sound equally successful.

    • Rich Pickett

      Your father’s initiative in developing advanced aircraft communication dramatically changed the ability of pilots to safely communicate for decades.  His contributions continue to be appreciated by the aviation community, and will be for many decades to come.  I could always depend upon his products.  His subsequent ventures sound equally successful.

    • Rich Pickett

      Your father’s initiative in developing advanced aircraft communication dramatically changed the ability of pilots to safely communicate for decades.  His contributions continue to be appreciated by the aviation community, and will be for many decades to come.  I could always depend upon his products.  His subsequent ventures sound equally successful.

    • Liz Kramer

      Ed King was a gentleman and a scholar, and I always enjoyed my conversations at the winery with him and Carolyn.  They created a lasting legacy that is one of the great attractions in our area, and a beautiful place to enjoy great food and wine with friends.  My sympathy to Carolyn and all the family.  Ed’s smile and positive energy will be missed.

    • Liz Kramer

      Ed King was a gentleman and a scholar, and I always enjoyed my conversations at the winery with him and Carolyn.  They created a lasting legacy that is one of the great attractions in our area, and a beautiful place to enjoy great food and wine with friends.  My sympathy to Carolyn and all the family.  Ed’s smile and positive energy will be missed.

    • Liz Kramer

      Ed King was a gentleman and a scholar, and I always enjoyed my conversations at the winery with him and Carolyn.  They created a lasting legacy that is one of the great attractions in our area, and a beautiful place to enjoy great food and wine with friends.  My sympathy to Carolyn and all the family.  Ed’s smile and positive energy will be missed.

    • Wayne

       

      Although I never knew Edward, I have certainly benefitted
      from his inventiveness and thinking. We pilots and the public generally are
      safer because of his efforts.

      My father passed away three years ago, and I think of him
      every day. I expect you will too. Although there is sadness, you can also take
      comfort in knowing he finished a task, and did it well.

      May you  find joy and
      fond memories in your grief.

    • Wayne

       

      Although I never knew Edward, I have certainly benefitted
      from his inventiveness and thinking. We pilots and the public generally are
      safer because of his efforts.

      My father passed away three years ago, and I think of him
      every day. I expect you will too. Although there is sadness, you can also take
      comfort in knowing he finished a task, and did it well.

      May you  find joy and
      fond memories in your grief.

    • Wayne

       

      Although I never knew Edward, I have certainly benefitted
      from his inventiveness and thinking. We pilots and the public generally are
      safer because of his efforts.

      My father passed away three years ago, and I think of him
      every day. I expect you will too. Although there is sadness, you can also take
      comfort in knowing he finished a task, and did it well.

      May you  find joy and
      fond memories in your grief.

    • Laurelavionics

      May GOD bless the King family in this hour of sorrow. The avionics industry hasn’t been the same nor will it ever be. I will never forget the man and leader that believed in his dealers and provided manuals and test equipment at an affordable price, if he even charged anything. I’m pleased and honored to have been a part of the King Radio Family. I was even more surprised at the wonderful wines from King Estates! May give you, Carolyn, and your family peace.
      Rest well, Ed.
      Tom Turnbull

    • Laurelavionics

      May GOD bless the King family in this hour of sorrow. The avionics industry hasn’t been the same nor will it ever be. I will never forget the man and leader that believed in his dealers and provided manuals and test equipment at an affordable price, if he even charged anything. I’m pleased and honored to have been a part of the King Radio Family. I was even more surprised at the wonderful wines from King Estates! May give you, Carolyn, and your family peace.
      Rest well, Ed.
      Tom Turnbull

    • Laurelavionics

      May GOD bless the King family in this hour of sorrow. The avionics industry hasn’t been the same nor will it ever be. I will never forget the man and leader that believed in his dealers and provided manuals and test equipment at an affordable price, if he even charged anything. I’m pleased and honored to have been a part of the King Radio Family. I was even more surprised at the wonderful wines from King Estates! May give you, Carolyn, and your family peace.
      Rest well, Ed.
      Tom Turnbull

    • Keithkincaid

      Another of the “greatest generation” passes. Ed King will be missed.

      Keith Kincaid and Bridget Baker Kincaid
      Tower Club

    • Keithkincaid

      Another of the “greatest generation” passes. Ed King will be missed.

      Keith Kincaid and Bridget Baker Kincaid
      Tower Club

    • Keithkincaid

      Another of the “greatest generation” passes. Ed King will be missed.

      Keith Kincaid and Bridget Baker Kincaid
      Tower Club

    • Susan Ebel

      My fondest memory of Ed King was very unsettling for me at the time it happened. I was a fairly new employee at King Radio in 1981. My husband would pick me up from work on his motorcycle in front of the building where the executive offices were. Of course it was after 5 and I was walking very briskly towards the front offices to head out and meet up with my husband. I should mention here that I was also carrying a motorcycle helmet, purse and probably some other things as well. The hallways had those mirror globes on the ceilings at the intersections but who pays attention to those, right? Anyway, I pretty much charged around the corner only to bump/run/smack into this very nice gentleman…whose papers I knoced out of his hand onto the floor everywhere! Upon realizing who I had just mowed down, I immediately proceeded to apologize profusely and help pick up his papers! At this point I thought I was out of a job the next day but Ed was so very gracious and forgiving…perhaps almost amused by the whole thing. With a sweet smile and a twinkle in his eye, I could see he rather felt sorry for me because of how bad I felt. Well, I spent the next 8 years there working for Mr. King…never once being called into his office for termination.

      I truly enjoyed my years at King Radio and was honored to work for someone with qualities that are very rare in business these days, genuine care and concern for his company and employees. I felt like part of a family there and my heart goes out to Ed King’s family during this difficult time.

    • Susan Ebel

      My fondest memory of Ed King was very unsettling for me at the time it happened. I was a fairly new employee at King Radio in 1981. My husband would pick me up from work on his motorcycle in front of the building where the executive offices were. Of course it was after 5 and I was walking very briskly towards the front offices to head out and meet up with my husband. I should mention here that I was also carrying a motorcycle helmet, purse and probably some other things as well. The hallways had those mirror globes on the ceilings at the intersections but who pays attention to those, right? Anyway, I pretty much charged around the corner only to bump/run/smack into this very nice gentleman…whose papers I knoced out of his hand onto the floor everywhere! Upon realizing who I had just mowed down, I immediately proceeded to apologize profusely and help pick up his papers! At this point I thought I was out of a job the next day but Ed was so very gracious and forgiving…perhaps almost amused by the whole thing. With a sweet smile and a twinkle in his eye, I could see he rather felt sorry for me because of how bad I felt. Well, I spent the next 8 years there working for Mr. King…never once being called into his office for termination.

      I truly enjoyed my years at King Radio and was honored to work for someone with qualities that are very rare in business these days, genuine care and concern for his company and employees. I felt like part of a family there and my heart goes out to Ed King’s family during this difficult time.

    • Susan Ebel

      My fondest memory of Ed King was very unsettling for me at the time it happened. I was a fairly new employee at King Radio in 1981. My husband would pick me up from work on his motorcycle in front of the building where the executive offices were. Of course it was after 5 and I was walking very briskly towards the front offices to head out and meet up with my husband. I should mention here that I was also carrying a motorcycle helmet, purse and probably some other things as well. The hallways had those mirror globes on the ceilings at the intersections but who pays attention to those, right? Anyway, I pretty much charged around the corner only to bump/run/smack into this very nice gentleman…whose papers I knoced out of his hand onto the floor everywhere! Upon realizing who I had just mowed down, I immediately proceeded to apologize profusely and help pick up his papers! At this point I thought I was out of a job the next day but Ed was so very gracious and forgiving…perhaps almost amused by the whole thing. With a sweet smile and a twinkle in his eye, I could see he rather felt sorry for me because of how bad I felt. Well, I spent the next 8 years there working for Mr. King…never once being called into his office for termination.

      I truly enjoyed my years at King Radio and was honored to work for someone with qualities that are very rare in business these days, genuine care and concern for his company and employees. I felt like part of a family there and my heart goes out to Ed King’s family during this difficult time.

    • Martin & Susan Butt

      Sorry to hear of your loss.     I recall a very pleasant discussion with Ed King beside your fireplace in the small room of your visitor’s center (new at that time).     This was a Tower Club event.      After many lengthy reminisces, Ed excused himself saying he is leaving to ‘look for his sweetie’.      It is easy to see how he is missed by so many close to him.

      Susan and Martin Butt

    • Martin & Susan Butt

      Sorry to hear of your loss.     I recall a very pleasant discussion with Ed King beside your fireplace in the small room of your visitor’s center (new at that time).     This was a Tower Club event.      After many lengthy reminisces, Ed excused himself saying he is leaving to ‘look for his sweetie’.      It is easy to see how he is missed by so many close to him.

      Susan and Martin Butt

    • Martin & Susan Butt

      Sorry to hear of your loss.     I recall a very pleasant discussion with Ed King beside your fireplace in the small room of your visitor’s center (new at that time).     This was a Tower Club event.      After many lengthy reminisces, Ed excused himself saying he is leaving to ‘look for his sweetie’.      It is easy to see how he is missed by so many close to him.

      Susan and Martin Butt

    • Joe Garrigo

      We visited King Estate a few days ago and learned about Ed King’s passing there.  He was an amazing person and built a winery where few or no grapes were grown before.  KIing Estate makes superb wines and has always promoted Oregon as a first class wine region, especially for Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir.  Our prayers and sympathy go to his family.  A toast to a great man with… of course… his much loved Pinot Gris.
      Vicki and Joe Garrigo, Wine columnist, Miami FL

    • Joe Garrigo

      We visited King Estate a few days ago and learned about Ed King’s passing there.  He was an amazing person and built a winery where few or no grapes were grown before.  KIing Estate makes superb wines and has always promoted Oregon as a first class wine region, especially for Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir.  Our prayers and sympathy go to his family.  A toast to a great man with… of course… his much loved Pinot Gris.
      Vicki and Joe Garrigo, Wine columnist, Miami FL

    • Joe Garrigo

      We visited King Estate a few days ago and learned about Ed King’s passing there.  He was an amazing person and built a winery where few or no grapes were grown before.  KIing Estate makes superb wines and has always promoted Oregon as a first class wine region, especially for Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir.  Our prayers and sympathy go to his family.  A toast to a great man with… of course… his much loved Pinot Gris.
      Vicki and Joe Garrigo, Wine columnist, Miami FL

    • Sharon Paup Rusher

      I was so sorry to read of Mr.Kings passing.  I was his first secretary when he had the office at 75th Street and I-35.  My name was Sharon Paup and soon became Sharon Rusher.  Ed was such a good man to work for, honest, integrity and very true to his word.  He was a very genuine man.  These men are hard to find these days.
      Sharon Paup Rusher 

    • Sharon Paup Rusher

      I was so sorry to read of Mr.Kings passing.  I was his first secretary when he had the office at 75th Street and I-35.  My name was Sharon Paup and soon became Sharon Rusher.  Ed was such a good man to work for, honest, integrity and very true to his word.  He was a very genuine man.  These men are hard to find these days.
      Sharon Paup Rusher 

    • Sharon Paup Rusher

      I was so sorry to read of Mr.Kings passing.  I was his first secretary when he had the office at 75th Street and I-35.  My name was Sharon Paup and soon became Sharon Rusher.  Ed was such a good man to work for, honest, integrity and very true to his word.  He was a very genuine man.  These men are hard to find these days.
      Sharon Paup Rusher 

    • Ralph J. & Kathy Crumrine

       To Ed’s family, my wife and I would like to express our sincere sympathy in his death. Ed lived a long and productive life. He was and will be much admired for his accomplishments.
      Because of his entrepreneurial spirit, I had a wonderful opportunity to work and apply myself as an electrical engineer recently out of college. Ed was a father figure for me as my own father had died early in my life. I shared his enthusiasm for airplanes and the avionics that were so necessary to expand the utility and safety of flight. I wish him the best in his last flight west.

    • Ralph J. & Kathy Crumrine

       To Ed’s family, my wife and I would like to express our sincere sympathy in his death. Ed lived a long and productive life. He was and will be much admired for his accomplishments.
      Because of his entrepreneurial spirit, I had a wonderful opportunity to work and apply myself as an electrical engineer recently out of college. Ed was a father figure for me as my own father had died early in my life. I shared his enthusiasm for airplanes and the avionics that were so necessary to expand the utility and safety of flight. I wish him the best in his last flight west.

    • Ralph J. & Kathy Crumrine

       To Ed’s family, my wife and I would like to express our sincere sympathy in his death. Ed lived a long and productive life. He was and will be much admired for his accomplishments.
      Because of his entrepreneurial spirit, I had a wonderful opportunity to work and apply myself as an electrical engineer recently out of college. Ed was a father figure for me as my own father had died early in my life. I shared his enthusiasm for airplanes and the avionics that were so necessary to expand the utility and safety of flight. I wish him the best in his last flight west.

    • Monica Stavoe

      Our condolences to the King Family.
      Your Carefree neighbors, Doug and Monica Stavoe

    • Monica Stavoe

      Our condolences to the King Family.
      Your Carefree neighbors, Doug and Monica Stavoe

    • Monica Stavoe

      Our condolences to the King Family.
      Your Carefree neighbors, Doug and Monica Stavoe

    • Charlene Webster

      The King Family: I would like to thank the King family for having a special tribute for the employees to attend as we all know Ed would of loved it. As an employee and friend it meant alot to chat with the family about Ed and his long amazing life. I’m not much of a public speaker but wished I had raised a glass of Pinot Gris to  him on that day. So lets all raise our glasses in a toast to Ed for being a friend to his employees and making them feel important in what ever job they were doing. Thank you Ed III,Carolyn, and the rest of the king family for allowing the employees to share their memories with you. A toast to a special kind man.  Fond Memories 

      • Pat and Jim Edwards

        The employees of King Estate we’re all part of the King family in Ed’s eyes. He and Carolyn knew and treasured all of you. Jim and I weren’t employees, but we were invited to the memorial reception that day as representatives of the community of Lorane. It was wonderful seeing and hearing how very much he was respected and appreciated by those who were in attendance. It was a large “family” gathering and I thank Ed III and Sherry for their kind invitation at a difficult time.

    • Charlene Webster

      The King Family: I would like to thank the King family for having a special tribute for the employees to attend as we all know Ed would of loved it. As an employee and friend it meant alot to chat with the family about Ed and his long amazing life. I’m not much of a public speaker but wished I had raised a glass of Pinot Gris to  him on that day. So lets all raise our glasses in a toast to Ed for being a friend to his employees and making them feel important in what ever job they were doing. Thank you Ed III,Carolyn, and the rest of the king family for allowing the employees to share their memories with you. A toast to a special kind man.  Fond Memories 

      • Pat and Jim Edwards

        The employees of King Estate we’re all part of the King family in Ed’s eyes. He and Carolyn knew and treasured all of you. Jim and I weren’t employees, but we were invited to the memorial reception that day as representatives of the community of Lorane. It was wonderful seeing and hearing how very much he was respected and appreciated by those who were in attendance. It was a large “family” gathering and I thank Ed III and Sherry for their kind invitation at a difficult time.

    • Charlene Webster

      The King Family: I would like to thank the King family for having a special tribute for the employees to attend as we all know Ed would of loved it. As an employee and friend it meant alot to chat with the family about Ed and his long amazing life. I’m not much of a public speaker but wished I had raised a glass of Pinot Gris to  him on that day. So lets all raise our glasses in a toast to Ed for being a friend to his employees and making them feel important in what ever job they were doing. Thank you Ed III,Carolyn, and the rest of the king family for allowing the employees to share their memories with you. A toast to a special kind man.  Fond Memories 

      • Pat and Jim Edwards

        The employees of King Estate we’re all part of the King family in Ed’s eyes. He and Carolyn knew and treasured all of you. Jim and I weren’t employees, but we were invited to the memorial reception that day as representatives of the community of Lorane. It was wonderful seeing and hearing how very much he was respected and appreciated by those who were in attendance. It was a large “family” gathering and I thank Ed III and Sherry for their kind invitation at a difficult time.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Laura-Akers/11519885 Laura Akers

       Ed King was my very distant cousin – I think his grandfather and my great-great-grandfather were brothers, in the King family – and we corresponded briefly in the early 1990s about our common interest in the family history.  He sent me an entire binder filled with his research about all of the King ancestors, and all of the descendants he knew about.  How generous!  I will always think warmly of him, and I am sorry not to have met him in person.

      Laura (Geuy) Akers
      (LauraA@ori.org)

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Laura-Akers/11519885 Laura Akers

       Ed King was my very distant cousin – I think his grandfather and my great-great-grandfather were brothers, in the King family – and we corresponded briefly in the early 1990s about our common interest in the family history.  He sent me an entire binder filled with his research about all of the King ancestors, and all of the descendants he knew about.  How generous!  I will always think warmly of him, and I am sorry not to have met him in person.

      Laura (Geuy) Akers
      (LauraA@ori.org)

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Laura-Akers/11519885 Laura Akers

       Ed King was my very distant cousin – I think his grandfather and my great-great-grandfather were brothers, in the King family – and we corresponded briefly in the early 1990s about our common interest in the family history.  He sent me an entire binder filled with his research about all of the King ancestors, and all of the descendants he knew about.  How generous!  I will always think warmly of him, and I am sorry not to have met him in person.

      Laura (Geuy) Akers
      (LauraA@ori.org)

    • Tom and Janet Smith

      Dear Carolyn and Ed and family:
      Janet and I are blessed in having you and Ed as our friends since 1975. Ed sold us our first aircraft radios when we took Mooney out of bankruptcy and continued to be a great supplier for decades. Then when King Estates winery was getting established, we were honored to be asked to help you pour tastings at the Sun Valley Wine festival in the early 1990′s. We visited your Carefree home many times and enjoyed many GAMA Board meetings together. Ed was a true gentleman and a giant in the aircraft industry. May God bless you all.

    • Tom and Janet Smith

      Dear Carolyn and Ed and family:
      Janet and I are blessed in having you and Ed as our friends since 1975. Ed sold us our first aircraft radios when we took Mooney out of bankruptcy and continued to be a great supplier for decades. Then when King Estates winery was getting established, we were honored to be asked to help you pour tastings at the Sun Valley Wine festival in the early 1990′s. We visited your Carefree home many times and enjoyed many GAMA Board meetings together. Ed was a true gentleman and a giant in the aircraft industry. May God bless you all.

    • Tom and Janet Smith

      Dear Carolyn and Ed and family:
      Janet and I are blessed in having you and Ed as our friends since 1975. Ed sold us our first aircraft radios when we took Mooney out of bankruptcy and continued to be a great supplier for decades. Then when King Estates winery was getting established, we were honored to be asked to help you pour tastings at the Sun Valley Wine festival in the early 1990′s. We visited your Carefree home many times and enjoyed many GAMA Board meetings together. Ed was a true gentleman and a giant in the aircraft industry. May God bless you all.

    • Art Ercolani

      I was employee number 67 for King Radio starting in May of 1967. Mr. King took me in as an Electronic Technician  just out of the US Air Force and although the name of the company changed several times, I remained for 38 years, retiring as an Engineering Manager in 2005. While working in Engineering for 37 of those years, I experienced working with a down to earth company president that would come into your office and first ask you about your family to not having any personal contact with management two levels above you. Mr. King would talk to us in the halls, congratulate us when we completed Engineering Releases and many of us thought it would always be like that for our careers.  I designed avionic Flight Control Systems but also was fortunate to work on Mr. King’s “other projects” such as the Voyager Around the World Flight and his first venture into Marine Autopilots. I was fortunate to be on Flight Tests with Mr. King as well as Tests of the Marine Autopilot down at Key West, Florida. He treated all of us as co-workers. My Mom and Dad came to visit us at Christmas one year and I took them out to the plant to show them what I was working on. Mr. King saw us in the lab and came over to welcome them to Kansas and I will never forget that very special half hour at King Radio. My condolences to the family he leaves behind and I thank you so very much for sharing him with all of us that worked “with” him and not “for” him.

    • Art Ercolani

      I was employee number 67 for King Radio starting in May of 1967. Mr. King took me in as an Electronic Technician  just out of the US Air Force and although the name of the company changed several times, I remained for 38 years, retiring as an Engineering Manager in 2005. While working in Engineering for 37 of those years, I experienced working with a down to earth company president that would come into your office and first ask you about your family to not having any personal contact with management two levels above you. Mr. King would talk to us in the halls, congratulate us when we completed Engineering Releases and many of us thought it would always be like that for our careers.  I designed avionic Flight Control Systems but also was fortunate to work on Mr. King’s “other projects” such as the Voyager Around the World Flight and his first venture into Marine Autopilots. I was fortunate to be on Flight Tests with Mr. King as well as Tests of the Marine Autopilot down at Key West, Florida. He treated all of us as co-workers. My Mom and Dad came to visit us at Christmas one year and I took them out to the plant to show them what I was working on. Mr. King saw us in the lab and came over to welcome them to Kansas and I will never forget that very special half hour at King Radio. My condolences to the family he leaves behind and I thank you so very much for sharing him with all of us that worked “with” him and not “for” him.

    • Art Ercolani

      I was employee number 67 for King Radio starting in May of 1967. Mr. King took me in as an Electronic Technician  just out of the US Air Force and although the name of the company changed several times, I remained for 38 years, retiring as an Engineering Manager in 2005. While working in Engineering for 37 of those years, I experienced working with a down to earth company president that would come into your office and first ask you about your family to not having any personal contact with management two levels above you. Mr. King would talk to us in the halls, congratulate us when we completed Engineering Releases and many of us thought it would always be like that for our careers.  I designed avionic Flight Control Systems but also was fortunate to work on Mr. King’s “other projects” such as the Voyager Around the World Flight and his first venture into Marine Autopilots. I was fortunate to be on Flight Tests with Mr. King as well as Tests of the Marine Autopilot down at Key West, Florida. He treated all of us as co-workers. My Mom and Dad came to visit us at Christmas one year and I took them out to the plant to show them what I was working on. Mr. King saw us in the lab and came over to welcome them to Kansas and I will never forget that very special half hour at King Radio. My condolences to the family he leaves behind and I thank you so very much for sharing him with all of us that worked “with” him and not “for” him.

    • http://www.facebook.com/tom.dailey.71 Tom Dailey

      I was with KING RADIO as a prod. tech. 1966-1971 (Brockway & Rogers Rd. plants)   Mr. King knew EVERY PART of EVERY RADIO, and always was interested in our ideas for improvement.  We ALL had tremendous respect for him; he was always a “hands-on” guy, which made you want to do an even better job.  Squawk 1200 – maintain your own navigation, Ed.

    • http://www.facebook.com/tom.dailey.71 Tom Dailey

      I was with KING RADIO as a prod. tech. 1966-1971 (Brockway & Rogers Rd. plants)   Mr. King knew EVERY PART of EVERY RADIO, and always was interested in our ideas for improvement.  We ALL had tremendous respect for him; he was always a “hands-on” guy, which made you want to do an even better job.  Squawk 1200 – maintain your own navigation, Ed.

    • http://www.facebook.com/tom.dailey.71 Tom Dailey

      I was with KING RADIO as a prod. tech. 1966-1971 (Brockway & Rogers Rd. plants)   Mr. King knew EVERY PART of EVERY RADIO, and always was interested in our ideas for improvement.  We ALL had tremendous respect for him; he was always a “hands-on” guy, which made you want to do an even better job.  Squawk 1200 – maintain your own navigation, Ed.

    • Don Dickinson

      It was so sad to hear of Ed’s passing he was a fine man and friend. My husband Don Dickinson flew with him back in Carefree Arizona. Ed will be missed.
      Sincerly,
      Don and Jayne Dickinson, San Diego, Ca

    • Don Dickinson

      It was so sad to hear of Ed’s passing he was a fine man and friend. My husband Don Dickinson flew with him back in Carefree Arizona. Ed will be missed.
      Sincerly,
      Don and Jayne Dickinson, San Diego, Ca

    • Don Dickinson

      It was so sad to hear of Ed’s passing he was a fine man and friend. My husband Don Dickinson flew with him back in Carefree Arizona. Ed will be missed.
      Sincerly,
      Don and Jayne Dickinson, San Diego, Ca

    • Ed and Marja reitz

       

      Our deepest sympathy to Carolyn and the King Family.
       We have fond memories of our stay at your cottage in 2008.
      The old stories were brought up again about Ed Jr as an employee of Rycom Instruments and starting King Radio.
      Ed was a true example of an American entrepeneur and pioneer.
      Though the voice is quiet the spirit echoes still.
      Marja and Ed Reitz

    • Ed and Marja reitz

       

      Our deepest sympathy to Carolyn and the King Family.
       We have fond memories of our stay at your cottage in 2008.
      The old stories were brought up again about Ed Jr as an employee of Rycom Instruments and starting King Radio.
      Ed was a true example of an American entrepeneur and pioneer.
      Though the voice is quiet the spirit echoes still.
      Marja and Ed Reitz

    • Ed and Marja reitz

       

      Our deepest sympathy to Carolyn and the King Family.
       We have fond memories of our stay at your cottage in 2008.
      The old stories were brought up again about Ed Jr as an employee of Rycom Instruments and starting King Radio.
      Ed was a true example of an American entrepeneur and pioneer.
      Though the voice is quiet the spirit echoes still.
      Marja and Ed Reitz