of Manchester, Michigan, age 82, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 16, 2023, in Morehead City, North Carolina.

He was born on July 31, 1941, in Harlan, Kentucky, the son of John & Ethel (Hodge) King.

Chuck owned Bakers Dozen Bakery of Manchester, Michigan, for 25 years and then was head pastry chef for the University of Michigan until he retired.

Chuck loved hunting, fishing and the U of M football! He was an active member of the United Methodist Church of Manchester. He loved spending time with his family and friends.

On August 22, 1959, he married Sandra Sue Staulter of Tecumseh, Michigan. He is survived by his wife Sandra (Staulter) King of Manchester, Michigan and one son, Robert E. (Shari) King of Emerald Isle, North Carolina. Other survivors are two granddaughters with their spouses, two great-granddaughters, four step-granddaughters, one step-grandson and one step-great-grandson. A sister-in-law Linda (Ellie) Pipkins and several nieces and nephews.

The family received friends on Saturday, January 6, 2024, at 10am at the United Methodist Church of Manchester, Michigan. A memorial service was held at 11am with Pastor Susan Hitts officiating. Memorial contributions may be made out to Manchester United Methodist Church, 501 Ann Arbor St, Manchester, Michigan, 48158.

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#6 Beth Kesby-Landon 2024-02-05 12:48
Dearest Sandy, My heartfelt Prayers go out to you. I will always remember hitting the donut shop after delivering papers with the Bertke cousins and once in a while with Grandma B. Or Aunt Pat rushing out in the morning to clean the bakery. I have wonderful memories that you both have given me. I remember your awsomeness when my brother passed so very unexpectedly. I wish I was closer to extend my gratitude to you as well. RIP dear Chuck. Beth Kesby-Landon
#5 Anthony Smith 2023-12-22 12:27
Bob, condolences from your extended family at the Department of Adult Correction.
#4 Janet Pelroy 2023-12-20 16:29
I’m so sorry to hear of his passing. Chuck and Sandy have been great friends to my family. From babysitting Bob, working at the donut shop and Sandy being one of my Mom’s best friend, a life time of memories of wonderful neighbors ♥️
#3 Lisa Huber-Townson 2023-12-20 11:50
Remembering Chuck from when I worked for him and Sandy at Bakers Dozen. Sending warm thoughts to Sandy and all of Chuck's family.
#2 Rebekah Thomashunis 2023-12-20 10:07
My Papa - he was such a big presence in my life and I will miss him so very much. All of his guidance and love will forever be remembered. Always my Papas girl.
#1 janey s koch 2023-12-19 23:11
He will be missed I always loved going into the bakery he made the most awesome donuts and his xmas cookies were just as good, they lived next door to my parents for a long time. Sending prayers to the family.

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