David Temple King

Feb. 15, 2013 @ 10:42 PM

David Temple King, age 70 of Sevierville, passed away Friday, February 15, 2013, on his mother’s birthday.

He graduated from Sevier Co. High School and the University of Tennessee and was retired from the U.S. Postal Service, having worked as a rural letter carrier in Seymour. He loved farming, gardening, and hunting.

Preceded in death by: father and mother, Sam B. King, Jr., and Ethel Temple King; father-in-law Allen Howard; nephew and one of his 3 namesakes, Matthew David King.

Survived by: Wife of 43 years, Janet King; Daughter, Diana King of Los Angeles, CA; Brothers: Sam A. King and wife Anita of Panacea, FL; Joe King and wife Paula of Lafayette, GA; Sisters-in-law: Joan Hensley and husband Jerry; Alana Owens; Peggy King; Mother-in-law: Juanita Howard; Nieces and nephews: Mike, Dawn, Brandon, Breanna, Mark, Shelly, Logan and Melissa King; Julie, Jonathan, Mattie, and Naomi Parker; Lauren, Arthur, and Ezra David Lekic; Shannon, Josh, Haley, and Landon Covey; Mark, Kinsey, Sienna, and Layla Hensley; Lydia and Doran Huskey; Madelyn Owens; Special cousins and friends; Beloved Aussie dog Jazz.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Foundation of Sevier County Public Library, P. O. Box 6693, Sevierville, TN 37864, or memorial of choice.

The family would like to thank the Sevier Co. Health Care staff and residents of the last 4 years for their loving care and friendship; other devoted caregivers, especially Shirley, Erecka, and Ellen; family and friends who volunteered many times to take David outside for coffee and cigarettes.

The family will receive friends 2-4 PM Monday, Feb. 18 with funeral service to follow at 4 PM in Atchley’s Seymour Chapel with Richard Wallace officiating. Interment 10 AM Tuesday, Feb. 19 in Shiloh Cemetery. Nephews will be pallbearers. Arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Seymour, 122 Peacock Court, Seymour, TN.