Celebrating the life of

Thomas John King

June 01, 1948 - April 07, 2021

Thomas John King

Thomas John King, 72, died on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease. He was preceded in death by his parents, John W. King and Marjorie J. King.

Tom served in the United States Air Force. After a varied working career, he retired after 10 years of service from Georgia Correctional Healthcare at Rogers State Prison, where he served as Health Services Administrator. He was a communicant of St. Anne Catholic Church in Richmond Hill.

Tom is survived by his wife, Deborah Milligan King.  In addition to his wife, Debbie, Tom leaves behind his blended family: Sam King (Carrie) of Louisville, KY, Julie Wible (Sam) of Nashville, TN, John King (Amanda) of Tybee Island, GA, Mary Westergaard (Ryan) of Madison, WI, Terry Lee (Nikki) of Savannah, GA, Michelle Lee (Steven Sandifer) of Charleston, SC, and Kristy O'Sako (Lazarus) of Midway, GA. Tom was blessed to have 14 grandchildren: Nick King (Allie), Noah King, Will King, Kate King, Samuel Wible, Henry Wible, Harold Westergaard, Charles Westergaard, Nora Westergaard, Conner Lee, Chris Lee, Seth Moye, Xander O'Sako and Alanna O'Sako and one great grandchild,  Eleanor  King. Tom is  also survived by a sister, Margaret Chase of Scottsbluff, NE and several nieces and nephews.

A private service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at St. Anne Catholic Church. Burial to follow in the Catholic Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation in Tom's memory to St. Anne Catholic Church Building Fund, 10550 Ford Avenue, Richmond Hill, GA 31324.



A candle has been lit!

We love you!

- Laz, Kristy, Seth, Xander, and Alanna, Midway, GA

Words cannot express how you feel from the loss of your Dad. We will lift you up in prayer, and ask that God gives you His strength during this difficult time. He will always be in your hearts!

- DeeDee & Charles Hendricks, Sugar Labd, TX

Tom was one of the greatest people I've ever met. A wonderful man. Prayers for Debbie and family.

- Debbie L Wright, Glennville, GA

So sorry for your loss!

- Dan Maluski, Houston, TX

My deepest sympathy ! Please know you are in my daily prayers. Nehemiah 8:10" The joy of the Lord is your strength ".

- Annette Archangel, Houston, TX

Sending my sincere condolences to you and your family during this time!

- Rahshundra Scott-Covington, Richmond , Texas

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the entire family.

- Patsy Beasley Anderson, Rincon, GA

Our sympathy to Mr. King's family and especially to our beloved daughter-in-law, Julie.

- Ralph and Gayle Wiible, Owensboro, Ky.

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Sending much love to you all. We wish we could be there, but will see you soon. Tom leaves a legacy of kindness and peace that we can all aspire to incorporate into our own lives. We're thankful that he has found peace and is whole again. Much love, xoxo

- Michelle & Steven, CHARLESTON, SC

My deepest condolences and love to all.

- Mary Ard Atkins, Savannah, GA

My condolences, a gentle giant he is. May God restore your joy in time.

- Efrain Guzman-Rosario , Screven, Ga

Sending my condolences to you Mrs. Debbie and your family. Tom was a solid, GOOD person. I still laugh at the stories he shared when he was my HSA at Georgia State Prison. Praying that God will continue to comfort you during these difficult times.

- Renae Blount Haynes, Claxton , Ga

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Sending prayers and love to you all. We know he was deeply loved and will be missed. The Bennett Family

- Elizabeth Bennett, Richmond Hill, Georgia

Kristy spoke of Tom fondly and often, and anyone she loves so much must have been wonderful. My love to family and friends.

- Emily Colson, Savannah, GA

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel

  • Burial
  • on Tue, April 13, 2021
  • Catholic Cemetery
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