Barbara King

Feb. 18, 1955 - Feb. 18, 2017
Barbara King, Feb. 18, 1955 - Feb. 18, 2017

Barbara Halliday King, a 12th-generation member of the Schellinger family, died at home on Widow Gavits Road in Sag Harbor on Feb. 18, her 62nd birthday. Her family did not provide a cause of death, but said that Ms. King had been ill for the past 18 months.

She changed and touched the lives of all who crossed her path, Ms. King’s family wrote. Whether she had known someone for years or just a day, she loved and cared for that person equally. Her smile was contagious, her family said.

For many years, Ms. King and her extended family gathered at her house for Easter and Christmas Eve dinner. In 2015, with her mother and siblings, she enjoyed a long weekend in Lancaster, Pa. Last year, the group reunited, that time in Narragansett, R.I.

She was born on Feb. 18, 1955, one of 11 children of Richard Halliday and the former Janet Schellinger. She grew up in Sag Harbor and graduated from Pierson High School in 1974. She later worked for Long Island Radio Broadcasting for 15 years.

Ms. King had a passion for the water and was always happy to be in her beach chair or on a boat. She also loved camping at locations near and far, such as Cedar Point State Park in East Hampton and campgrounds in South Carolina.

Ms. King is survived by her mother, who lives in Sag Harbor, her husband, Ronald Nettles of Sag Harbor, and her son, Christopher King of East Hampton. Six siblings also survive. They are Geraldine Moody of California, Robert Halliday of Medford, David Halliday of Aquebogue, Betsy Bono of Springs, Becky Steyert of Sag Harbor, and Michael Halliday, also of Sag Harbor. She leaves three stepchildren, Crystle Nettles Thomas, Rebecca Nettles, and Brandon Nettles, all of South Carolina, 16 nieces and nephews, and three stepgrandchildren. Her father and four siblings died before her.

A funeral service was held on Feb. 22 at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in Sag Harbor, followed by burial at Oak Grove Cemetery in Amagansett.

Ms. King’s family has suggested memorial contributions to the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, P.O. Box 901, Wainscott 11975, also at, or to the Sag Harbor Volunteer Ambulance Corps, P.O. 2725, Sag Harbor 11963.