Lemley Chapel
Serving Sedro-Woolley &
All of Skagit County Since 1935
1008 Third Street
Sedro-Woolley, WA
Wayne LeRoy King Memorial
Wayne LeRoy King Memorial

Wayne LeRoy King

Wayne LeRoy King

Sunday, August 21st, 2022

Wayne LeRoy King passed away on August 21, 2022.  He was born November 17, 1938 to Elmer King and Laverne Robinson King.  Wayne grew up in Sedro-Woolley, graduating from Sedro-Woolley High School with the class of 1957.  He attended Washington State University and graduated from Western Washington College in 1963.  He met his wife Mary while at Western and they were married in 1964.

Wayne taught in the Edmonds School District at Mountlake Terrace High School for 30 years.  His subjects were Drafting and Math.  He also coached Boys and Girls Soccer, Wrestling, Cross Country and Track.  After retirement Wayne worked many years at the King Dome and Seattle Convention Center.  Wayne finally returned to Sedro-Woolley where he enjoyed years of gardening, camping and cruising.

Wayne is survived by his wife, Mary; sons, Dave and Doug; brother-in-law, Dennis English (Judy); niece, Lindsay Anderson (Todd) and numerous King cousins.  Wayne was preceded in death by his parents and aunt “Granny” Dorothy  Woodmansee.

A Memorial Service will be held at Lemley Chapel on Saturday, October 1 at 1:00 pm.  Please share your memories of Wayne and sign the online guest register.


  • Lindsey Anderson

    Everyone loved Uncle Wayne. I’m glad he encouraged me to play volleyball as he was right, I did end up tall:) He made family gatherings fun.
    Always took my side in battles with Doug and Dave when we were kids..even though I instigated them all. I will miss him.

  • Tim Minnis

    Many fond memories playing for Mr.King and also alongside David on the
    Sounders youth team and select team. My parents and I appreciated you giving
    me rides to soccer games on the east & south side of the state. He had a great
    smile and chuckle, laugh. What other teacher could get you to school at 6 in the
    morning to play indoor soccer ? Mary, David, Doug and family my thoughts and
    prayers are with you all.

  • Dennis

    Please know, Doug and David we are here for you. Our love and prayers are with each of you.
    Love, Uncle Dennis & Judy

  • Dennis English

    For, Mary, my sister, Doug and David, his sons, we grieve with you for your loss. It is hard for me to think of a nicer man than my brother-in-law. He was a down to earth as it comes. My favorite story was a knock at the door. It was a five-year old neighbor asking if Mr. King could come and play. What a great father, teacher and super highly successful coach. I miss him and all the great, funny and heart warming stories I failed to dig out of him. last, he was a diehard cougar fan. he made us watch the Huskys on the small tv, Cougs were in the other room with the large tv. Rest easy brother, Dennis English

  • Judy English

    I will miss Wayne so much, especially all of us getting together for lunch, even though: I would get “the look”, with my finicky ordering! (Then to find out about the commercial that reminded him of it). Endless jokes about broccoli, ice cream always seemed to win out! A great man and my life was better knowing him. You will be truly missed. My love & prayers are with you, my dear sister-in-law, Mary, Love judy

  • Tanya Everson (Benvenuti)

    Mr King was the absolute best. I had the privilege of being coached by him and will always fondly remember how he would tease us girls and how he always called us by last name. Even after graduation Mr King took an interest and would come watch some of our games at the Everett Soccer Dome. He was such a sweet man who made an impact on so many. He will always be missed and remembered.

  • Kevin R Stoddard

    I have very fond memories of coach King as wrestling coach and drafting teacher at Mountlake Terrace High School. ‘Turn it in, get your 13.’

    Thanks Coach…

  • Jill (Zehrung) Salsbury

    Mr King you hold my most precious memories of high school. Such an aspiring coach and friend. Thank you for the great memories
    Jill Zehrung Salsbury

  • Jennifer Giodrich aka Goody

    Coach King was tough, he asked for nothing less than 110 percent, and he was caring. He was my soccer coach from 1989 to 1991. I am so glad to have had him as a teacher and coach. He taught me how to be disciplined and to go after your passion.

  • Mike Dallas

    I had Mr. King for drafting my senior year along with my soccer coach from 81-84. I don’t remember him ever raising his voice when someone messed up. You knew by the look he gave you and in most cases you never made a mistake like that again. You were a major influence in my life as a coach and you even followed my boys during their high school wrestling and football careers. You were one of a kind. RIP Coach King.

  • Jerry J. Myers

    I’m thankful for the time I had with Mr. King. What an amazing person. I owe him for the life he gave me as his assistant coach. I’m forever grateful.

  • Teri Jennings

    I am sorry to hear about Mr. King’s passing. He was my drafting teacher at Mountlake Terrace High School in 1970-71. I was one of the few girls taking drafting classes back in the day, but he took it in stride. I loved his sense of humor, he made me laugh, and I always looked forward to his classes. I felt like he really cared about his students and he made sure we learned what he was teaching. To this day, I print block letters better than anyone else I know! He truly was one of my favorite teachers. Rest In Peace, Mr. King.