Donald Timothy King

September 7, 1949November 10, 2020

CAYCE - Donald Timothy “Tim” King, 71, passed away on November 10, 2020. He was born September 7, 1949 to the late Edward A. King and Hilda Wall King of Raleigh, NC. An Army veteran, Tim served his country in Vietnam. An award-winning salesperson with Fred Anderson Toyota, Tim was a member of the elite team of Toyota PROS. He was an avid gardener and loved animals, collecting antiques, and riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Of all his accomplishments, he was proudest of his children and grandchildren.

He is predeceased by his brother Michael King. He is survived by his brother Edward King and wife Alice of Panama City, Florida, son Jason King and wife LaDonna of Gilbert, SC, daughter Kelly King and husband Brandon of Washington, DC, daughter Sara de Camara and husband Matt of Boone, NC, and grandchildren Zachary, Jacob, Ella, and Nora.

Tim’s family will have a private gathering to celebrate his life.

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Donna Tuten

November 16, 2020

Wow. We all know that this day will come, but we're never going to be ready for it. I knew Tim many, many years ago, way before you girls were born, and he was The Tim King. I didn't know that for a long time, because I didn't live
in Columbia, just visited. I
got to know Tim as a friend of Billy
and Vickie's, and
Larry , and Lois, and on, and on endlessly. After awhile he was a friend of everyone I knew. He was a person everyone loved, because Tim was happy and kind. Your dad always
had a smile to share and made people
around him feel comfortable. He loved his friends . He loved life and lived it fully. But most of all, he loved his children! He loved you dearly! Everyone who met Tim quickly knew he loved his children! As much as Tim loved other things and people in his life, nothing or anyone can come close to the endless love your father had for you! He so, very dearly loved you! Whenever he would talk about you, he'd beam with pride and adoration . The twinkle in his eyes would show us all how dearly he loved his sweet children. Those were the times I saw him the happiest. It was beautiful to watch Tim laughing and lovingly spend precious time with his children.
I know that you will miss him so much that it hurts. Loosing your father is one of the most difficult things to have happen. Love hurts. My prayers will be with you. I'm sure our heavenly father will comfort you and wrap His loving arms around you. He will give you the strength and courage you may need. Always remember that your father loved you so much!! He's with you now . Bless you, children.
God bless you. Donna

Donna Tuten

November 16, 2020

I've started this about six times, but I haven't been able to find the right words to say. You see, I know the pain of losing your father. It's something nothing can prepare you for. You will hurt. Maybe for a long time. You are so lucky , because as much as Tim loved, he loved his children most of all. It's so true.
It's been a long time since I saw your dad, but he told me all about you. He had a pleasant smile all across his face and a twinkle in his eyes when he talked about you, and he did thata lot. Watching him with you girls , you could see the glow of pure love around him. He loved you, dearly. Always remember that. He truely loved you! Nothing can ever take that away from you. Nothing! Never! Now, it's time for you to let our heavenly father wrap His arms around you to comfort you. He will help dry your tears. His arms will hold you and give you the strength and courage you need. Remember always how very special and loved you are. I will keep you in my prayers always. God bless you!

Lisa Coughlin

November 16, 2020

Tim was my neighbor and my mom's neighbor before that. Our moms knew each other when they lived in North Carolina. Tim and I enjoyed almost everything together and like I'm sure everyone else is feeling, I just wasn't done with Tim King yet. Guess I'll have to find someone else to go Christmas tree cutting with and a lot of other things. We were both so proud of our children. One thing we had in common was our oldest sons were Master Plumbers. He was so proud of Jason. I am lucky to have known Tim and he'll be impossible to forget, especially since he lived so close by. Here's a photo of him and his mom Hilda who passed away eight months ago. So much to think about. Every day is a gift and you have to be careful.

Marty Crouch

November 16, 2020

Although I only met Tim again recently he continued to be one of the friendliest people I have known. Buying a car many years ago was my first encounter. Recently my son bought a house across the street from Tim and he was one of the first to come over and introduce himself and provide a lay of the neighborhood. On a recent visit to my Son’s home, I had the pleasure to have Tim shared his experiences in his service to our Country. He was very proud of his Top Secret work and provided me with thirty minutes of enjoyment and mystery. God bless you and you family Tim.

Agnes Walker

November 15, 2020

I had the wonderful pleasure of working with Tim at Fred Anderson Toyota for years. He was a wonderful person and a joy to converse with. So very sorry for the loss of such a wonderful person.

Robert Collins

November 14, 2020

Tim was one of the most honest men I ever had the priviledge of working with. He was a true professional in every sence of the word and had a following of people that wanted to business with him, and only him, that should be the envy of anyone in the car business. Folks like Tim are few and far between. He's gonna be missed!

Karen Phillips

November 14, 2020

I worked with Tim many years at Toyota. He called me kiddo and always told me how great of a job I did. He used to call me just to chat and see how I was doing and talk about his Mom he loved dearly and his kids and how proud he was of them. A truly wonderful man who will be missed by many❤️

Danny Tegen

November 14, 2020

I worked with Tim for years at Toyota Center and at Fred Anderson Toyota. He was a friend as well as a fellow co-worker. He just came by the dealership the other week and introduced he new dog to me and others who loved him. He seemed so happy in recent years. We were all very sad to hear about he's passing. God Bless .

Sandi Parise

November 14, 2020

We remember Tim’s bright smile and gentle spirit from so many years ago when our daughters were in school together, and are so sad for the family’s loss. Hoping you find comfort in all the loving memories of happy times together. Love to all.
Sandi & Pat Parise

Sue Bruorton

November 13, 2020

We have known Tim for many years....initially from the Toyota Center and then to selling my family home to him. I called him Timmy and allowed only him to call me Susie. He was a kind, gentle and thoughtful man and he loved his family deeply. To his family -- please accept our sincere sympathy. Tim will be truly missed.

Charlie & Sue Bruorton


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