Dr. Michael Eusterman King, 65, of Midway, died Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, at his home.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Pinedale Christian Church, 3395 Peters Creek Parkway in Winston-Salem.
The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2 to 4 p.m. at the church.
Dr. King was born April 27, 1946, in Ann Arbor, Mich., and grew up in Greensboro where he attended Page High School. He captained the varsity football team at Hampden-Sydney College and graduated in 1969 with a degree in political science. Dr. King then attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Wake Forest University Medical Center. He was a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, a member of the North Carolina Orthopaedic Association, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, Forsyth-Stokes-Davie County Medical Society, North Carolina Medical Society, Southern Medical Association, American Medical Association, Eastern Orthopaedic Association and an NCHSAA team physician.
Dr. King was most at peace tending to his garden where he taught many life lessons and spent countless hours with his wife, Donna. He loved talking with his children, of whom he was extremely proud, and sharing in their achievements. Dr. King was an accomplished artist and craftsman, talents that he often used to create personalized gifts for family and friends. He was also an avid reader and aficionado of history and politics. He believed strongly in the importance of faith, family, education and hard work. He is deeply loved by his children, family and friends; his patients and coworkers at Orthopaedic Specialists of the Carolinas, especially his medical assistant Loretta Morris, Forsyth Medical Center and Orthopaedic Specialists Surgical Center; and the hundreds of high school athletes he cared for. He will be missed dearly by all of those who love him.
The family is forever grateful for the outpouring of love and support it has received.
Dr. King was preceded in death by his father, Dr. Walter G. King, and mother, Marylynn Eusterman King, and grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Christopher E. King and Dr. and Mrs. Matthew F. Eusterman.
He is survived by his loving family: his wife and “angel” Donna Michael King; his children, Mary Kathryn “Katie” King and fiancé Rob Cole of Winston-Salem, John Michael King of Washington, D.C., Marylynn Gordon King of Portland, Ore., and Southern France, Alexander Eusterman King of Durham, Meagan Dillon Ferrell and husband Kevin Ferrell and daughter Alana Ferrell of Midway; former wife and dear friend Susan Gordon King of Winston-Salem; sisters Mary Rose Taylor of Atlanta, Ga., and Christy Mack and husband John of New York, N.Y.; brother Geoffrey King and wife Susan of Greensboro; sister Carolynn Richmond of Philadelphia, Pa.; very special friend and mentor Dr. John Brinkley; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The Get REAL Program at Davidson County Community College or the Sceptor Pain Foundation.