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Malcolm Charles King

Malcolm Charles King passed away peacefully at his home on November 5, 2015 after a long illness. He was born in San Francisco, California on October 5, 1945, the second of three sons (the late Truman Wesley, Jr., and Brian Alan) and grew up in Jacksonville, FL. He attended Florida State University where he graduated with a BS degree in Risk and Insurance in 1970. He began his career as an insurance agent in St. Petersburg, Florida in 1971 and relocated to Gainesville, Florida where he founded King Insurance Agency on January 1, 1974. Malcolm was active in many professional and civic organizations throughout the years including the Gainesville Association of Insurance Agents, Gainesville Jaycees, the Gainesville Rotary Club, Florida Museum Board, and the Alachua County Boys Club to name just a few. He was a forty plus year member of the Gainesville Golf and Country Club, and an avid golfer. Through the years, he enjoyed a wide variety of other hobbies as well including traveling, gardening, snow skiing, water skiing, scuba diving and racing his Porsche. In 1975, Malcolm joined Trinity United Methodist Church and made numerous trips over the years with mission teams sponsored by Trinity and Rotary traveling to various places in Central America. Their work included construction projects, building homes, schools and medical facilities in remote villages, as well as providing dental and other medical services. In more recent years he worked with water engineers laying pipes and installing water tanks to bring clean water to remote villages where access to pure water had previously required a walk of several hours to distant springs. His achievements were many but his proudest moments and greatest love were for his family. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Susan, two sons and a daughter-in-law, Malcolm C. “Chad” and Kelsi King, and Byron Wesley King; and three grandchildren, Ava Marie, Andrew Carter, and Harrison Walker all of whom brought him joy beyond measure. He will be remembered for his thoughtfulness, compassion, generosity, his quick wit, and his fun loving spirit and for his courage and strength. Even more we remember him for his faith and trust in God, his deep love for his precious family and for his many cherished friends who so richly blessed his life. Visitation will be held at Milam Funeral and Cremation Services, 311 South Main Street, Gainesville, FL on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church, 4000 NW 53 Avenue, Gainesville, FL, on Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with Dr. Dan Johnson officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Haven Hospice

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In consideration of COVID-19, as well as the families we are serving, we would like for those of you whose immune systems are compromised please stay home and send the family a condolence card. We may also be forced to postpone services if this continues or worsens. Our profession as funeral directors is not only focused on serving families, but also protecting the families and the community at-large. Thank you and please take care!

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