Michael E. King, 69, head of city publishing company

September 22, 2006

Michael E. King, retired president of a Baltimore publishing company, died of cancer Monday at the home of a nephew in Mebane, N.C. He was 69.

Mr. King was born and raised in Henderson, N.C., and earned a bachelor's degree in business administration in 1960 from East Carolina University.

He taught business courses for two years at Parkville High School until joining H.M. Rowe Co. as an editor in 1962. He later became president of the company on North Gilmor Street, which specializes in business textbooks. He retired in 2005.

A resident of University One Condominiums on East University Parkway, Mr. King was a Mason and a member of Boumi Temple.

At his request, no funeral service will be held.

He is survived by a sister, Izona Smith of Henderson; and three nephews.

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