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Dawn Carolyn Heaney King

August 8, 1963 - July 23, 2022

Dawn Carolyn “Dee” Heaney King, 58, of Thaxton, passed away on Saturday, July 23, 2022, at Lewis Gale Medical Center while surrounded by her family. She was born in Washington, DC on August 8, 1963. A daughter of the late John Harvey Heaney, Jr., and Dawn Beverly Anne King Johns. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Teresa Marie Sullivan.

Dee was a fun-loving woman who loved spending time with her family, especially her grandkids. She loved a good campfire and spending time in the outdoors while fishing, camping, adventures in the mountains specifically the Smokey Mountains of Tennessee. Often, she could be found watching movies and enjoying her orange creamsicle ice cream with her husband Bill. Other hobbies consist of shooting guns at the local gun range, playing video games like Pac-man and Atari. She was eager to accomplish her fears with guidance from her husband and her love for animals was so pure. She was loved by so many and will be missed dearly.

Dee is survived by her loving husband, William Charles “Bill” King, Jr.; children, Robin Sue Dooley and fiancée, Steven Parker, Christine Anne King, and her fiancée, Kristopher Severs, Joshua Derek King and his wife, HayLee, and Nicole Rae Wilson and her husband, Devin Wilson, Sr.; grandchildren, Robert Allen Dooley, Alyssa Marie Dooley, Devin “DJ” Wilson Jr., Stiles Wade Severs, Hayden Brent Wilson and Teresa Marie Dawn Sullivan; sister, Philena Roberta Allen and her husband, Kenneth; brother, John Harvey Heaney, III; two nephews, Jake Allen and his wife, Jessica and Sean Sullivan and his wife Kristin; niece, Heather Hildenbrand and her husband, Scott. Also surviving are so many friends.

For those wishing to make memorial contributions in Dee’s memory please consider The Bedford Humane Society or any charity of choice that pertains to animals.

A memorial service and celebration of Dee’s life will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Saturday, July 30, 2022, at Tharp Funeral Chapel in Bedford with Pastor Rick Dellinger officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:00 noon until 2:00 prior to the service also at Tharp Funeral Chapel. To send condolences online, please visit Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford is assisting the family.

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The Bible says too be absent from the body is to be present with the lord. At this time I would like to say to the family that my thoughts and prayers go out to each and everyone love always your friend, son,uncle, nephew,cousin,brother,godson, and god brother Will hubbard

Posted by Will hubbard on July 30, 2022

Sending hugs and prayers. We love you all.

Posted by Diane Alexander on July 27, 2022

will miss you very much for all these past years we have known you an the talks we had on the loading dock at the armory. the cookies you made for us when when we went out of town and tried not to eat all of them going down the road, the hair cuts you gave me over these years. Dee my wife enjoyed talking to you and finally got to meet you long ago one drill week-end. you will always be with each and everyone that has known you. Sincerely, tom an lynn

Posted by tom an lynn owens on July 27, 2022

I miss you mom you was my adopted mom my children called you grandma you will always be in our hearts

Posted by LESLEY Agee on July 27, 2022

Dee, we have been praying for your recovery and saddened by your passing, our special "Platoon Mom" and friend will be missed. In due time, we all will be reunited and continue building memories. And I can never thank you enough for the love you gave Rebecca when she was under your care and I had to work, or when she was just over for a sleep-over.

Posted by Andrew on July 26, 2022

I Love you so much. I know that the Lord has taken you home. You was God sent to me but he wanted his Angel back home. I Love you so much and miss you so much. One day my Love I'll be with you to rejoice in Heaven.

Posted by Bill King on July 26, 2022

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