Wayne A. King, 79, of Shelburne Village, died on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, in the Williston Respite House after a long illness with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Born on Aug. 24, 1933, he was the son of the late Raymond and Irene (Angier) King. After a long life as a bachelor, on June 3, 2005, at the age of 72, Wayne married Mary Bushey Lawrence King, formerly the wife of his predeceased cousin, Ronald Lawrence. Most of his life as a bachelor, Wayne loyally helped his father and mother on their farm in New Haven, and then in Charlotte for many years. After his father died the farm was sold, at which time Wayne and his mother, Irene, moved to Shelburne, from where he enjoyed working for Garden Way and Benway’s Taxi. After Wayne retired, he assisted his best friend, Steve, of Gregory’s Crematorium Service. In addition to his wife, Wayne leaves behind his mother-in-law, Tessie Bushey of St. Albans; stepdaughter, Amy (Lawrence) Conant and husband, Chad, of Vergennes; sister-in-law, Susan C. Jordan and companion, Jeff, of Cape Cod; brother-in-law, Michael O. Bushey of St. Albans; and many cousins, four of whom were endearing visitors: Bonnie Gardner and companion, Andrew, of New Hampshire, Valyda Vincent and husband, John, of Waterbury, Francis Angier, writer and author, living in Williston, John Angier of Florida, and Jean Wentland and husband, George, of Connecticut. Wayne also leaves another good friend, Verne Bronson, with whom he enjoyed countless day rides and lunches throughout Vermont. Wayne’s closest friends and relatives thought of him as an “apostle” with remarkable decorum and bearing. For many years, Wayne was a very devoted parishioner and diligent usher at St. Catherine’s Church in Shelburne. For those who wish, contributions in Wayne’s memory may be made to the Vermont Center for Cancer Medicine, 792 College Parkway, Suite 207, Colchester, VT 05446, or their charity of choice.