Donald "Uncle Donny" Wayne King
January 28, 1966 – December 9, 2018
Donald “Uncle Donny” King, 52, of Abilene passed away on Sunday, December 9, 2018. He had a lengthy battle with cancer, in which he fought valiantly with style and class. The family will receive friends for a visitation on Wednesday evening from 6 to 8pm at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory St. Donald will be laid to rest on Thursday at a private service in Hamby. A celebration of life will be held from 6 to 9pm on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at Hamby United Methodist Church. Donald was born on January 28, 1966 in El Paso. His family relocated to Abilene when he was in grade school. He graduated from Merkel High School in 1984. After graduating, he joined the Navy. In January of 1986. He returned to Abilene after serving and worked for many years in the hotel industry. His passion however, was being a musician. He was a gifted singer as well as piano and guitar player. He was an encouragement to others with cancer during his illness. He was preceded in death by his grandparents; and stepfather, Mack Chapman of Hamby. Donald is survived by his mother, Edith Chapman of Hamby; father, Jim A. King and wife Kay of Nebraska; brother, Jimmie King of Hamby; sister, Teresa Chapman and husband Chad of Hamby; stepsister, Michelle Jacobsen and husband Dan of Washington; 9 nieces and nephews; a herd of great nieces and nephews; a multitude of friends, as well as a connection of friends abroad. The family would like give special thanks to Dr. Farrell, Dr. Amaechi and her staff, Hendrick Medical Center, and Hendrick Hospice. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Abilene Cancer Services Network, located at 100 Chestnut St. Abilene, TX 79602. You may view and sign the guestbook at www.elliotthamilfuneralhomes.com.
- Visitation Wednesday, December 12, 2018
- Celebration of Life Saturday, December 15, 2018