Robert Lee King
1928 ∼ 2019
Robert Lee King Jr. of South Yarmouth, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on the 14th of June. Robert was the widower of Eleanor C. King. Bob was born in Braintree Mass. Graduated from BHS in 1946. He furthered his education, graduating from Northeastern University. Bob then joined the U.S. Army and served in Bremerhaven, Germany. Bob then began his career at C.S. Draper Labs in Cambridge. Bob was part of the research team to develop the gyroscope which was responsible for Space Exploration and put the first man on the moon. Later Bob became the foremost authority in micro contamination. He was an exceptional mentor to many M.I.T. students. Bob was an active member of the NRA, Braintree and Yarmouth Golf Clubs. He enjoyed ornithology, traveling, was an outdoorsman, woodworker, photographer, auto mechanic, he could fix anything with his hands. Bob developed a fervor for the game of golf. He was devoted to the game. He developed a philosophy, which directly related the game of golf to life.
He is proudly survived by his daughters, Susan, Roberta, and Mary, and grandson Johnathan, and the late Debra Lee and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 25th beginning at 2PM and will conclude with a service at 3PM at Morris, O’Connor & Blute Funeral Home, 58 Long Pond Dr., Yarmouth. Private burial will be held at Braintree Cemetery