Samuel Albert King, 74, of Panacea, passed away Saturday, May 4, 2013.
He was born on March 27, 1939. He graduated with the class of 1957 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.
Survivors include his 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.; a 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; and nieces and nephews: Diana King, Logan King and wife Melissa.
He was predeceased by his father and mother, Sam B. King Jr. and Ethel Temple King; a brother, David Temple King; a son, Mathew David King; a mother-in-law Berta Lee Lockhart and father-in-law Elbert Lockhart; brother-in-law, Glenn Lockhart.
The family will receive friends 12-2 PM Saturday, May 11 with funeral service to follow at 2 PM in Atchley's Sevierville Chapel with Rich Wallace officiating. Interment will follow in Shiloh Cemetery with grandsons and nephews serving as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the
, 871 Weisgarber Road, Knoxville TN 37909 or a memorial of choice.
Arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home 118 East Main St. Sevierville, TN 37862 (www.atchleyfuneralhome.com
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 4th floor nurses at Capital Regional Hospital in Tallahassee.