Mitchell Delayne King

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Mitchell Delayne King

of Conway, AR

July 4, 1971 - May 21, 2022

Dr. Mitchell Delayne King was ushered into the presence of his Lord and Savior on Saturday, May 21, 2022. Dr. King was born on July 4, 1971 in Athens, Tennessee to the late Carrie Alma Hicks King and Earl King. He is survived by his wife, Mary Christina King of Conway, Arkansas; children, Haydon Mitchell King, Katie Grace Rebecca King, William Anderson King and Anderson Raney King; and older siblings, Annette King Powers Deakins (Michael) and Kris King (Greta), all of Athens, Tennessee. He also leaves a host of extended family and adoring friends, including his father and mother-in-law, Ed and Becky Ellis of Conway; brother-in-law, Dr. Ladd Ellis (Ashley) of Conway; sister-in-law, Katie Scott (Trey) of Conway and numerous nephews and nieces. While Dr. King's loved ones cherish his memory and grieve his passing, by the grace of his Savior they do so with hope. Dr. King accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior when he was thirteen years old and was baptized at Pope Avenue Baptist Church in Athens, Tennessee.

Dr. King graduated from McMinn County High School in Athens, Tennessee and subsequently received an undergraduate degree in Biology from Tennessee Wesleyan University, graduating Cum Laude. After college, Dr. King attended the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in Memphis, Tennessee. It was during his time at dental school, that Dr. King was introduced to the love of his life, Christy, by his friend, classmate and soon-to-be brother-in-law, Dr. Ladd Ellis. The two wed on May 24, 1997 and would have celebrated 25 years of marriage this month. Dr. King also graduated Cum Laude from dental school in 1997 and moved to Arkansas to begin his dental career. He established King Family Dental Care, where he practiced for the last 24 years. Through King Family Dental Care, Dr. King practiced general dentistry while always striving to improve and stay on the cutting edge of dental techniques and procedures. Dr. King had a passion for lifelong learning and improving his craft to benefit the smiles of thousands of patients. One of the highlights of his career was serving on a dental mission trip in Honduras with Baptist Medical and Dental Mission International (BMDMI) in 2019 where he and his team extracted 342 teeth.

Dr. King was an active member and deacon of Woodland Heights Baptist Church in Conway, where he and Christy taught Sunday school for 16 years. For many years, Dr. King was also an active AWANA leader at Woodland Heights and a leader at Bible Study Fellowship. He loved baseball, fireworks (having been born on the Fourth of July), roller coasters, Mayfield's ice cream, church softball leagues, Gondolier pizza, Dairy Barn walnut shakes, Lake Winnepesaukah Amusement Park, snow cones, the New York Yankees and Star Wars. Dr. King poured his love of life and baseball into numerous young people through coaching little league teams for more than 20 years. He also coached basketball, soccer and softball. However, his greatest legacy and deepest riches are left in his children, whom he loved immeasurably.

A service of remembrance will be held at Woodland Heights Baptist Church on Friday, May 27, at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Dr. Mitchell D. King Memorial Fund, which has been established at First Security Bank. Contributions to the Memorial Fund will be used to provide financial assistance to sponsor local little league baseball teams and to assist in funding scholarships for individuals going overseas on dental mission trips with BMDMI. It is our hope that through the Memorial Fund, others will have opportunities to experience the rewarding outreach activities which played such a large role in shaping Dr. King's life and legacy.

The family would like to thank the following for their friendship, care and support of Dr. King; Dr. Lander Smith of Conway, Dr. Brad Baltz and staff of Little Rock, Arkansas, Dr. Daniel Thomas of Mount Dora, Florida, Dr. Diana Wright of Siloam Springs, Arkansas and the late Dr. Ralf Kleef of Vienna, Austria. Special thanks are also in order to his faithful friends, Wayne Landers, Dr. Ben Dodge, Steve Lasiter and father-in law Ed Ellis, who traveled the world and prayed with him throughout his treatment journey. The family is also grateful for the King Family Dental Care staff, Dr. Ladd Ellis and Dr. Luke Sanders for their commitment to continue the care for Dr. King's dental patients that he loved so much.



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Lisa Burks
Conway, AR
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Monday, June 20, 2022

I just learned of Mitchell Kings passing today and am so sorry to hear it. I met Dr. Mitchell King in 2016 and decided I wanted him to be my dentist after mine had retired. Dr. King did my dental work necessary for a hip surgery and played a role in helping me get my mobility back and later, Dr. King helped me get my smile back. He loved my convertible and I just loved both Dr. King and his wonderful staff at King Family Dental. He will be missed.

Melinda Flowers
Conway, AR
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Thursday, June 16, 2022

Today, June 15th is the day that I received the news of Dr. King’s passing. I became speechless what seemed like minutes—I had no idea that he was dealing with health issues because he exemplified a positive presence. This speaks volumes of what a true, God fearing Christian is. He consistently maintained intentional and genuine pleasantness as he asked about my job as a teacher, and my family, especially my husband, Jo. Dr. King had a personal yet professional presence. I’ve been praying for his entire family ( home/ office) since I was was made aware of his passing.

Janice Conley
Conway, AR
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Sunday, June 12, 2022

I am completely shocked to hear about the passing of Dr King. My condolences to his beautiful family, whom he spoke of throughout the years. I will miss seeing him in passing at baseball games and just his cheerful smile that accompanied his face. I was a patient for nearly 20 years, this is a tremendous loss. Please know that I am praying for his wife, kids, extended family and employees as well. My God continue to watch over you all. DR. KING..you we're one the dentist here in Conway and will be truly missed!!!

The D’Ayala Family
Vilonia, AR
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Sunday, June 5, 2022

We have sat in your chair as you brightened our smiles. Our boys have the shirts that say, “Floss like a Boss!” You are surely missed and loved by many people. May you Rest In Peace in our one true boss’s arms, our Lord and Savior. Our thoughts and prayers with deepest condolences to you and your family. With love, The D’Ayala Family

Gary and Michelle Simon
LEBANON, NH
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Friday, June 3, 2022

Mitch King was such a wonderful, caring, and genuine Christian man who touched our lives in such a positive way. It was obvious that he loved the Lord and to see him serve Him even through his practice was inspirational and appreciated. We will miss him dearly and will continue praying for his amazing family.

Bill, Kathy, and Savannah Peery
Conway, AR
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Thursday, June 2, 2022

Christy and all of the King family. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Bill, Kathy and Savannah

Sarah Matchett
Greenbrier, AR
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Wednesday, June 1, 2022

My deepest sympathies to the family. Dr. King has been our family dentist for several years and I thought a lot of him. He had a kind and gentle spirit and when we had to move to another dentist due to insurance, we were glad to get to go back to Dr. King when are insurance changed. I remember pictures of his family on the counter and window sill and he loved you all and talked about you. He was a great man who will be missed by all who knew him.
Praying

Martha Cate Woods
Riceville, TN
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Friday, May 27, 2022

I was one of Mitch's teachers at Riceville Elementary School. When I saw his picture in the obituaries, with that infectious smile, I was so saddened. He was such a pleasure to teach!
I am not at all surprised at this success as a dentist, husband, father, friend, and
witnessing Christian. I will keep your family near to my heart.

John and Nancy Holder
North Little Rock, AR
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Friday, May 27, 2022

To Dr. King’s family and work family,
John and I are tremendously saddened to learn of the passing of Dr. King. Sitting in his dental chair you experienced his gentleness, kindness and compassion. You knew he was a dedicated Christian without a word passing about it. He has been our standard in our search for a new dentist in our new hometown. Our hearts ache for you at your loss. May God keep you in his loving arms and give you strength for each new day.

Dewayne &Beverly Balentine
Conway, AR
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Friday, May 27, 2022

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Rob Shamblin
Athens, TN
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Thursday, May 26, 2022

Saddened to learn and read of Mitch’s passing. Have not see him since College at TWC but I cannot imagine a more kind Father and loving Husband and Gentleman than Mitch. He was the epitome of genuine and friend to all who knew him. Prayers for his family !

Annie Smith
Conway, AR
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Thursday, May 26, 2022

Christy, nuclear family & extended family - my condolences for the loss of your husband, father, son-in-law, brother-in-law, dentist, coach & many other roles that he filled. My heart hurts with you but know he is in God’s hands and celebrating eternity! My prayers are for you & your family 🙏🏻❤️

Genie Davis
Conway, AR
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Thursday, May 26, 2022

Prayers for God’s peace and comfort to you, Christy and your family. I’m very sorry for your loss.

Mandy Kelso
Greenbrier, AR
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Thursday, May 26, 2022

Christy—my heart breaks for you and your precious family. I am praying for the peace of Christ to cover you all as you grieve and heal.

Mary Anne Parsley
Conway, AR
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Thursday, May 26, 2022

God’s arms are around you, holding you up and giving you strength today and always. Mitch was a strong Christian who instilled the love of Jesus in his kids. That’s the best thing any parent can do.

Cheryl Harbison
Greenbrier, AR
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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Christy, Katie Grace, Ed & Becky, I’m still in shock over Dr. King’s passing. He was always so happy, thoughtful, caring, and never ashamed to share his love for Christ while sitting in his dental chair. He was so proud of his kids and we enjoyed sharing many conversations about their different personalities that make each one special. He was my dentist for years and always willing to come to our school to share dental health with my students. My prayers are with the family at this time during your loss. One day we will see him again in Heaven and be greeted with his big smile to welcome us home!

Rebekah Olds
Conway, AR
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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Christy and family,
I am so sorry for your loss, you are in my thoughts and prayers during this trying time.

Cheri Martin
Vilonia, AR
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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Christy and family, Ed and Becky, I am so sorry for your loss. I understand how very hard this is and my heart grieves for you. You are and will continue to be in my prayers. May God be with you and give you peace.

Sheila Johnson
Conway, AR
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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Dr. King was my favorite Dentist. He will be greatly missed. I was very shocked when I heard of his passing. The family are in my thoughts and prayers during this time.

Randy Long
Conway, AR
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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Our entire family sends our deepest sympathy and earnest prayers to all of your family. You all have been been great friends to us for many years. You are great people filled with the love of God. We are praying for the comfort and strength of the Spirit of God over each of you.

Randy & Patty Long

Charlene Morrow
Vilonia, AR
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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of Dr. King's family and friends during this difficult time. He was an amazing dentist to our family for years and will be greatly missed.

Rick and Tanja Pittman
Mustang, OK
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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Rick and I are praying for your family during this difficult time. Mitch was so gentle and kind as our dentist. He was a great example of a godly husband, father and son. He loved people, and that’s what God calls us to do each and every day. His faithfulness to his God, his church and his family was evident to all. We love the Ellis/King families and our hearts are broken with yours. Praying for God’s peace and comfort for each one of you! Sending our love from Oklahoma. Rick and Tanja Pittman and family.

Pansy Gentry-Jones
Bigelow, AR
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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Christy, Ed , Becky
I am so sorry for your loss!
Haven't seen you all in awhile, but I think of you'll often.
You all are in my thoughts and prayers. One day, you will see Mitchell again. Love and hugs!
Pansy

Diana Wright
Siloam Springs, AR
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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Dear Loved Ones,
Mitch was very special and loved. My prayers are being sent to comfort you. He was a very warm, intelligent person who tried very hard to live for the ones he loved. Please remember his great life and live life the way he would.
Diana Wright

Julia Chambers
Bellingham, WA
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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Anne-Jillian and I are so very sad for your loss and keeping you in our prayers.

Ann & Ed Eason
Conway, AR
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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Dear family,

We grieve with you in your devastating loss, but pray that God's loving arms surround and support you now as we await that certain reunion we shall have with Mitch in the clouds when we meet the Lord in the air.

In Christ's love,
Ann & Ed

Kay Herndon
Conway, AR
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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Larry and I send our love and prayers to Christy and all of the family! We thank God for Mitch’s precious life, and that we were blessed to have him here in Conway for 25 years! His gifts and contributions of his time and finances which supported so many people, of all ages, will continue to multiply through many generations, of people who love him dearly!

Mary-Catherine Flanagin Glover
Conway, AR
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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

I’m so sorry to hear about Dr. King, I’m keeping each of you in my thoughts and prayers!❤️

Sharon Freeman
Conway, AR
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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

I am so very sorry for the loss of this man. My dentist for many years. He will be greatly missed. Love and prayers for all of the family

Bob Barham
Conway, AR
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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

I’m really sad to learn of this. I always liked Dr. King from the first time I met him. He and I shared a love of baseball and the NY Yankees. He will be sorely missed by many people. Rest easy buddy. See you in that big ballpark some day and we will talk again about our Yankees! Prayers for his family.

Lana Parker
NLR, AR
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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Mitch will be missed but we know we will see him again.
I’m keeping you all uplifted.

Kayla Kuykendall and family
Conway, AR
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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Our prayers are with the family and friends of Dr. King in this trying season of life. May we focus on the love and happiness that he poured into others during his 50 years here on earth. Rest in peace and love.

Calvin Pearcy
Conway, AR
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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

May God bless him and his family, protect them from evil and bring them ever lasting life. Amen