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Daisy Marie  Orr King
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Obituary for Daisy Marie Orr King

Daisy Marie Orr King, age 80 of Gatlinburg, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ Tuesday, July 3, 2018.

Daisy grew up on a dairy farm in Athens, TN where she later attended Tennessee Wesleyan College. She visited Gatlinburg in 1957 where she fell in love with the city as well as her loving husband Melvin and decided to stay and make her home there. She would go on to work with the Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce, and was well known for her interior work she did through her business “King’s Decorating Shop.” She was a believer in Jesus Christ and a member of First United Methodist Church of Pigeon Forge. Daisy had many lifelong friends and adored her 12 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Hugh King and parents, Isabel and Margaret Orr, infant son, Tony; brother-in-law’s, David Donaldson, Bill Bruce, and Howard Hamby.

Children: Tim and Sherri King, Troy King, Delea and Kelly Patterson;
Grandchildren: Nikki King, Victoria Davis and husband Ryan, Olivia Sutton and husband Zak, Cecily, Hudson, Taylor, Jaclyn, Preston and Phoebe King, Lauren and Melanie Walker and Kylie Patterson.
Great-Grandchildren: Harrison Sutton, Emmeline and Archer Davis.
Sisters: Ella Donaldson, Beth Bruce, Helen Hamby, Judy Hughes and husband Danny, Glenna Sue Orr, and Laura Dunbar and husband Bob
Extended Family: Barrett Clark and wife Mary
Special Friends: Bonnie Pierce, Susan Vaughn, and Mabel Webb.

In lieu of flowers, memorials donations may be made to: First United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 157, Pigeon Forge, TN 37868.

The family will receive friends 4-6 PM Friday with funeral service to follow at 6 PM in Atchley's Smoky Mountain Chapel. Rev. Dennis Ford will officiate. Interment 2 PM Saturday in Huskey Grove Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at

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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Atchley Funeral Home

220 Emert Street
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863





6:00 PM
Atchley Funeral Home

220 Emert Street
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863





2:00 PM
Huskey's Grove Cemetery

Huskey Grove Cemetery Rd.
Sevierville, TN 37876


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