KING, Dr. Henry Giddens, King, Dr. Henry Giddens, 91, of Treasure Island passed away May 30, 2014. Born in Tampa on October 15, 1922, he was the son of Estelle Jones King and Jetton King. Grandson of Mary (Minnie) Graham Jones, Columbus Jones, Nancy Turner King, and Thomas Moore King and great grandson of James Whitfield Graham and James Moore King. Dr. King graduate from Hillsborough High school in June of 1940 and subsequently attended the University of Florida for his pre-dental education. While at the University, he was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity. He graduated from Emory University School of Dentistry with a D.D.S. Degree in 1946 and was elected to the Honorary Dental Scholastic Fraternity OKU. Following two years as a volunteer dental officer in the US Navy from 1946-1948. He was admitted to the Northwestern University Orthodontic Graduate School and completed this orthodontic training with a MSD Degree in 1950. He subsequently served two additional years in the navy aboard the USS Philippine Sea with the Seventh Fleet during the Korean War in 1950-1952. He practiced orthodontics in Lakeland with an office also in Winter Haven and served as president of the Polk County Dental Association. He was a life member of the American Dental, Florida Dental, American Orthodontic, and the Southern Society of Orthodontics Associations. He married Patricia Ann Bowden on February 28, 1957 in Lakeland and is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years. Survivors also include his three children, James Edward King, Patricia Idelle King Sieg, and David Moore King; and three grandchildren, Keenan King Sieg, Ashley Ann Sieg, and David Giddens Sieg. Dr. King retired from orthodontic practice in 1973 and purchased the Thunderbird Beach Resort on Treasure Island which continues to be a family business operated by his son, David. He was previously a member of the Lakeland Yacht Club, Lakeland Rotary Club, and the Tampa Yacht Club. He was also a member of the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman where he and Patsye resided in that beautiful British Crown Colony from 1995-2004. He was a member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Tampa FL. A graveside service will be held at 11am on Tuesday, June 3 at Myrtle Hill Memorial Park in Tampa. Arrangements by Blount and Curry, MacDill Ave Chapel.
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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on June 1, 2014