MANNING - Thomas Ellison King, 73, husband of Paulette Gilford King, died on Thursday, July 5, 2018, at his residence, 7917 Greeleyville Highway, Manning.

He was born on Jan. 3, 1945, in the Wilson community of Clarendon County, a son of the late Simuel and Ada Dozier King.

Funeral services for Mr. King will be held at noon on Thursday at William's Chapel Christian Church, 1072 Forest Trail, Manning, with the Rev. William J. Frierson Sr., presiding, the Rev. Emanuel Evans, pastor, officiating, and the Rev. David Woods and Evangelist Willette Gaiters assisting. Burial will follow at the churchyard cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to one of the following organizations in memory of Thomas Ellison King: CAMP KEMO, 1600 Marion St., Columbia, SC 29201,; Camp Happy Days, 1 Carriage Lane, Building C, Suite 101 & 102, Charleston, SC 29407,;

Alzheimer's Association - South Carolina Chapter, 901 S. Pine St., Lower Level, Spartanburg, SC 29302,; or Craig Q. King, CEO/Founder of the Craig King Group LLC Consultant & Motivational Speaker,,, Facebook: The Craig King Group, LLC, Twitter: @craigkinggroup and Instagram: @thecraigkinggroup.

These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

The family is receiving friends at his residence.