Dora T. King

Dora T. King

June 27, 2022, 81, Garner –

Dora T. King, 81, of Garner passed away Monday at her residence. She was the daughter of the late Edgar Lee and Ruby Keel Thornton and was the wife of the late Gene Elwood King. Dora was voted best all around in high school and nursing school. She was president of the senior class in high school and a member of the Glee Club, 4H Club, Future Home Makers of America, and a substitute school bus driver. After graduating from Rex hospital’s nursing school, she worked at Rex for her entire career, a majority of her career in labor and delivery.

A celebration of life service will be held at the graveside in Wayne Memorial Park on Thursday at 3:00 P.M.

Mrs. King is survived by her sons, Mark King and wife, Cheryl, David King and wife, Tammy, and Brian King and wife, Tracy; brothers, Kenneth, Keith, and Gene Thornton; sisters, Betty Williams, Faye McCullen, Ann Cox, Mary Best, and Billie Turlington; grandchildren, Stefan, Evan, Brooke, Piper, Scout, and Ryder King.

A sister, Dolly Smith preceded her in death.

Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home is serving the King family and online condolences may be sent to