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Omer Eli King, 77, died at Hershey Medical Center on Monday, February 21, 2022. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Martha (Marty) S. King. He was born in Belleville, Pennsylvania on April 22, 1944, and was the son of the late Daniel N. and Sylvia (Hostetler) King.

Omer attended school until the ninth grade, then he left to work on the family farm. After receiving his GED, he later received his Master of Divinity from Eastern Baptist (Palmer) Theological Seminary. Omer officially retired in 2013 after serving 43 years as pastor and acting pastor with the Brethren in Christ and Mennonite churches. After his retirement, he drove school buses in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania and also in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

He and his wife, Marty, have lived in Brethren Village for three years and are longtime members of the Brethren in Christ church community. Omer was strongly mission-oriented and had a passion to invite others to Jesus, to connect with them in loving relationships, to equip them to serve, and to support them as they were sent out into the world.

Omer also had a passion for learning more about his ancestry and spent a lot of time researching information up to the tenth generation. He also loved his extended family and spent more than 25 happy summers gathering at “King Cabin”. The family will remember him not only for his love for Jesus, but also for his genuine interest and concern for their lives and his love for fun and fireworks.

In addition to Marty, Omer is survived by his children, Nathan D. King, Lititz and Jeffrey S. King, Lancaster, and 1 grandson, Alexander (Xander) V. King as well as a brother, Samuel (Joyce) King, Belleville, PA and three sisters, Nancy (Richard) Marsh, Jacksonville, FL, Esther (Glenn) Troyer, Sugarcreek, OH, and Verna (Guy) Rocker, Port Leyden, NY as well as numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Omer was predeceased by his brother, Daniel N. King, Jr. and a sister.

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, March 4 at Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home, 3110 Lititz Pike Lititz, PA 17543 with the Reverend Warren Hoffman. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the start of the funeral on Friday, March 4 at Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home, 3110 Lititz Pike Lititz, PA 17543. Interment at Locust Grove Cemetery in Belleville will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that memorials be sent to Brethren in Christ World Missions, https://bicus.org/missions/, 431 Grantham Road Mechanicsburg, PA 17055. To leave a condolence online, visit SnyderFuneralHome .com.

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