Dr. William Denton King


Dr. William Denton King, 76, passed away on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at his residence.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Albritton Funeral Directors with Dr. Lee Edmondson delivering the Eulogy. A private family interment will be held at a later date.
Dr. King was born November 8, 1942 in Blount County, Alabama to Mrs. Edith Mae Edwards King of Sardis City, Alabama and the late Ulas Denton King. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his wife, Sandra Ann Brown King who died February 16, 1995. The King family moved to Tifton in 1975 where he practiced medicine for twenty-five years. Dr. King was a member of First United Methodist Church of Tifton. He graduated from The University of Georgia in 1964 with a Bachelors degree in Biology and graduated from The Medical College of Georgia in 1968. He was a Board-Certified OB/GYN with a specialty in Endocrinology and Infertility. He served as a captain and flight surgeon in the United States Air Force. He was an avid cyclist and outdoorsman who was fond of nature and animals. Dr. King loved his family and was a doting grandfather.
Dr. King is survived by two daughters and son-in-law, Jennifer and Trey Doonan of Newnan, Dr. Jessica King of Tifton; one son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Jeffrey and Paula Whitfield King of Silver Spring, Maryland; two grandchildren, Riley Ann Doonan and William Mason Doonan; one sister and brother-in-law, Janice and James Taylor of Boaz, Alabama.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ruth's Cottage, PO Box 2727, Tifton, Ga. 31793 or Tifton-Tift County Animal Shelter or Tift Animal Rescue, Inc., 278 Ga Hwy 125 S, Tifton, Ga. 31794.
Albritton Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements. You may sign the online guest register at www.albrittonfuneral.com.
Published on April 30, 2019
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Sue Craig "Sue Sue"
May 07, 2019
Dr King always called me that when I worked with him at Tifton Woman's Center years ago. He was the most compassionate, caring, OB/GYN I have ever had the pleasure working with or for. The world is going to miss him. My prayers are with his family.
May 04, 2019
My deepest condolences to the King family . As a friend of Dr Jessica King, my heart goes out to her and her siblings . I know how you feel. God bless you. Carl Lasco
Ginger Brodie
May 02, 2019
My sweet jeff, jennifer, and jessica, i learned of your dad’s passing only today through someone’s comment on facebook. He was a wonderful man and one so many loved. He will be missed and I.will never forget our friendship and neighborhood fun. Please call if you would like to talk. 2292377833. Love to you all.
James B. Whitfield, Jr.
May 02, 2019
Jeff, Jessica and Jennifer,
So sorry to hear of the recent passing of your father. My thoughts are with you during this time of grief and mourning.
Jim, Jr.