Daniel Joseph “DJ” King, 43, passed away at his home in Wartburg, on Saturday, December 31st, 2022. He had a passion for music, playing guitar, and writing songs. He enjoyed making music with his wife Sarah and making up silly songs for his daughter, Alyssa, the light of his life. He also loved art, praising and encouraging Alyssa to paint, draw, and create art of her own. He adored his daughter and was a great father, and his creativity and passion will live on through her, a daddy’s girl through and through.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Pamela “Pam” Overton King; maternal grandparents, Joseph “Joe” and Sue Overton, and paternal grandparents, Everett and Maggie King of Jellico.
DJ is survived by his wife, Sarah Gouge-King, and his daughter, Alyssa Jane King, both of Wartburg. Father, Danny King of Oakdale; brothers, Kevin King of Newport; Dustin and Lacey King of Oakdale; sister, Jennifer and Paul Braddock of Oakdale. Several nephews, a niece, great nephews, and a great niece. Uncle, Paul David and Rachel Overton of Ohio; aunt, Janet Overton of Jellico. Cousins, Caitlin Overton of Ohio; and Shirley Overton Phillips of Athens.
The family will receive friends Thursday, January 5, 2023 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at Shubert Funeral Home in Wartburg, with the funeral at 6:00 PM being officiated by the Rev. Roger Stanley and Bro. Tim Wilson.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the funeral home under DJ’s name to help with his final expenses.