Obituaries » Dawn Carolyn Heaney King
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 tharpfuneralhome.com. Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford is assisting the family.
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