King, Sr., Thomas Nathaniel

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Thomas (Tom) Nathaniel King, Sr., 88, formerly of Radford, Va., passed away Saturday, November 20, 2021 at Lewis Gale Medical Center, Salem, Va. after a brief illness.

Tom was predeceased by his parents, the late Jack and Maude King of Pennington Gap, Lee County, Va., where he grew up. Beloved wife of 63 years, Elaine M. King; Brothers, Jack B. King and Roy M. Snead; nephew, Roy M. (Spanky) Snead II; brothers-in-law, Robert McKee, Gene McKee, Ralph McKee, and Richard Rahm; sisters-in-law, Nora Lee Snead, Jimmie McKee, and Myrtle McKee; and niece, Ann Rahm.

Survivors include daughter, Susan King of Roanoke, Va., son, Nathaniel King of Charleston, S.C., and daughter, Lillian King of Radford, Va.; sisters-in-law, Lonette King of Bristol, Va., Louise Rahm of Atlanta, Ga., Shirley Budlong (Don) of Richmond, Va., and Sarah McKee of Kingsport, Tenn.; and a host of beloved nieces and nephews.

Tom, a US Army veteran, attended East Tennessee State University and graduated Milligan University. He was employed 60 years by the Virginia Department of Health as Environmental Health/Soil Scientist; serving five counties; Buchanan, Montgomery, Floyd, Giles, Pulaski and Radford City. He attended and served Blacksburg First Church of God, Radford First Church of God, and Triedstone Christian Fellowship.

The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 pm, Monday, November 22, 2021 at the Mullins Funeral Home in Radford. Graveside services will be in the Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery in Dublin, Virginia at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, November 23, 2021.

In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions to charities; Feeding Southwest Virginia-Salem, Va. or Our Daily Bread-Radford, Va.

The King family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home and Crematory in Radford.