Temple J King

June 3, 1976 ~ June 2, 2022 (age 45)


Dalzell, SC …. Temple J. King., age 45, beloved husband of Angel King died on Thursday, June 2, 2022, at Prisma Health Tuomey.

Born in Honolulu, HI., he was the son of the late James Enoch King and Shirley Olivia Surles King. Temple was employed with the South Carolina Department of Corrections as a correctional officer for over 20 years. Temple truly loved animals and was deeply involved in rescuing animals and providing love and a good home. Temple enjoyed drawing and painting portraits. He always found humor in Life’s tribulations. He never met a stranger, and he could talk to anyone like he had known them all his life. Temple loved his children very much. He fought though his illness so that he could remain with his family.  He was a very loving husband, wonderful father and a caring brother. He will be missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded by his father James, mother Shirley and brother Scot King

He is survived by; three sons, Marcus Anthony King, Jordan Scot King, and Bryce Logan King of Sumter; one brother, John Whitaker of CA; three sisters, Pamela Fisher (James), of Sumter, Kelly Hunter of Columbia and Heather King of NC and one aunt, Johnie Grindstaff of TN.

A Celebration of life will be held on Monday, June 6, 2022 at 2:00 pm at Bullock Funeral Home.

In leu of flowers donations can be made to Carolina Helping Paws Rescue in loving memory of Temple and his dog Cooper.

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The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home for the arrangements.

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Celebration of Life
June 6, 2022

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Bullock Funeral Home
1190 Wilson Hall Road
Sumter, SC 29150

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