David Fairfield King

12 April, 194217 April, 2021

David Fairfield King, 79, died April 17, 2021 at Decatur Morgan Hospital. He was born April 12, 1942 in West Nyack, New York to Donald Lloyd and Persis Towne King. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Arthur King. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Marie Marbut King, son Brian King, stepdaughters, Jeanne(Tim) Hudson, and Stephanie (Rick) Carter, 3 step grandchildren and 2 step great-grandchildren, brother Bruce King, sisters, Donna King and Thea (Ron) Squiers. He obtained his bachelors degree in mechanical engineering from Trine University, formerly Tri-State College in Angola, IN. In 1965 after graduation he began his 356 year career with Saginaw Steering Gear in Saginaw, MI transferring to Alabama in 1975. He helped start up a new plant in Queretaro, Queretaro, Mexico and back to Alabama retiring from Delphi Automotive Systems in February 2001. He enjoyed playing golf anywhere, but most of all at his home course at Burningtree Country Club. He always enjoyed meeting his friends at the Local Neighborhood Bar for Refreshments. There will be a Celebration of Life at Burningtree Country Club May 15, 2021 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Memorials may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or your favorite charity.


  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, 15 May , 2021


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Dennis Frost

15 May 2021

I have enjoyed Dave's friendship for many years now. We would sit and talk about things like old triumph motorcycles, cars, Mexico, and just any other thing that popped up in our minds. When Dave would walk in the door at the local watering hole, folks would light up and give out a big (Mr, Dave). I always enjoyed working on various projects for Dave and Mrs. Marie .I will miss you Ole Buddy.

Bill Shelton

21 April 2021

I have some very fond memories of golf with David. It was always a joy to have him out with us.
I know you will miss him and Avonne and I pray that each day might grow easier for you.
May God bless and keep you in the days ahead.

In love,
Bill Shelton

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