King, Brenda Tolbert

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Brenda Tolbert King, 46, of Radford, Va., went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, March 11, 2009, after a courageous battle with cervical cancer. Brenda was born February 22, 1963. Brenda was a teacher and basketball coach at Hidden Valley High School and previously at Pulaski County High School and Radford High School. Teaching, coaching and her children were Brenda’s passions. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Radford where she taught the teenage Sunday School Class. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Danny Lee King.

Survivors include her children Jared King, a freshman baseball player at UVA and Kelly King of the home; mother, Nita Turman, of Willis; brother and sister-in-law, Bink (Dreama) Tolbert, of Willis; sisters and brothers-in-law, Debbie (Gary) Hale, of Cloverdale, Pam Dalton (Brad Sawyers), of Draper, and twin sister, Linda (Coy) King, of Floyd. Other survivors include two stepsons, Frankie and Greg King; numerous aunts, uncles, nephews and nieces; hundreds of players and students; and her beloved dog, Shooter.

A Celebration of Brenda’s Life will be held 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 15, 2009, at the Pulaski County High School Gym with Dr. Paul Lane officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial scholarship contributions be made on behalf of the following schools Pulaski County High School, Attn: Angie Harrell, 5414 Cougar Trail, Dublin, Va. 24084, Radford High School, Attn: Kim Wade, 50 Dalton Drive, Radford, Va. 24141, Floyd County High School, 721 Baker Street, Floyd, Va. 24091 or Hidden Valley High School, and please be sure to memo Brenda King Memorial Scholarship Fund or to the

The King Family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. William Fintel and the nurses on the 6th floor West Wing at Lewis Gale Hospital and all our friends who helped with Brenda’s fund-raisers and care during her illness, especially the players, students, and coaches. Brenda loved you all. The King family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford. Online condolences may be sent to the family at