Samuel Albert King

May. 06, 2013 @ 11:09 PM

Samuel Albert King, age 74 of Panacea, Fla., born on March 27, 1939, passed away Saturday, May 4, 2013. He graduated with the class of ’57 from Sevier County High School and the University of Georgia. He was retired from working as a real-estate appraiser and forester. He loved fishing, boating, flying and camping.

Preceded in death by: father and mother, Sam B. King, Jr. and Ethel Temple King; brother, David Temple King; son, Mathew David King; mother-in-law Berta Lee Lockhart and father-in-law Elbert Lockhart; brother-in-law, Glenn Lockhart

Survived by: wife of 28 years, Anita King; sons, Mike King and wife Dawn of Knoxville, Tenn., and Mark King and wife Shelly of Madison, W.Va.; daughter, Julie King Parker and husband Jonathan of Pleasant View, Tenn.; stepdaughter, Cookie Floyd and husband Donnie of Sevierville, Tenn.; stepsons, Bruce Blalock Jr. and wife Lisa of Sevierville, Tenn., and Eric Blalock and wife Darcy of Sevierville, Tenn.; brother, Joe King and wife Paula of Lafayette, Ga.; brother-in-law, Clarence “Cy” and wife Brenda; sisters-in-law, Rita Lockhart, Janet King; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Brandon, Breanna, Lauren and Arthur, Ezra, Mattie, Naomi, Brittany and Adam, Courtney and Brent, Cory and Chesney, Trevor, Meagan, Ethan, Parker, Trent, Brinley, Colt , Phoenix; nieces and nephews, Diana King, Logan King and wife Melissa.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 871 Weisgarber Road, Knoxville, TN 37909, or a memorial of choice.

The family would like to thank the Big Bend Hospice staff for their loving care and friendship during Sam’s stay as well as the fourth floor nurses at Capital Regional Hospital in Tallahassee, Fla.

The family will receive friends noon-2 p.m. Saturday, May 11, with funeral service to follow at 2 p.m. in Atchley’s Sevierville Chapel with Rich Wallace officiating. Interment will follow in Shiloh Cemetery with grandsons and nephews serving as pallbearers. Arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, 118 East Main St., Sevierville, TN 37862