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Dr. Charles Joel King
  • Memorials may be made to
  • Salvation Army
    P.O. Drawer 70579
    N. Charleston, SC 29415

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“This family have my heartfelt condolences.I worked with Dr.King back in the 80's at TheCollege Of Dental Medicine here in SC.He was a Splendid person...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Rebecca Jean Anderson-Gilliard - SC

“Caroline,So sorry to hear about Charlie. We will see you Sunday ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Lance and Connie Lipscomb - GA

“I am so sorry for your loss. May you find peace and comfort from God knowing that he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:6, 7 ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: IC

“Caroline, Joe and I send loving thoughts to you. ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: stoney Johnson - Charleston

“I'm so sorry to hear of Dr. King's passing. He was my boss in the dental clinic at MUSC in the late 70s. I remember he always had a smile on his...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: LORI Romein - North Charleston, SC

“Caroline, I am so sorry to hear about the death of your husband. You must have had a wonderful life with him from reading all of his accomplishments...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Hannah Waites - Chapin, SC


Dr. Charles Joel King, 95, of Charleston, South Carolina, husband of Caroline Oliveros King died Sunday, September 23, 2018 at his home in Charleston, SC. His private graveside service will be at St. Philip's Churchyard. A reception for family and friends will be held Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 35 Gibbes Street from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel.

Charlie was born November 15, 1922 in Cleveland, Ohio the only child of Ruth and John J. King. He received his Doctorate of Dental Science degree from Western Reserve University in Cleveland and his Master of Arts in teaching from The Citadel in Charleston.

Dr. King is retired from the University of Detroit Dental School, where he served as Dean from 1983 through 1988. Previously, he was on the faculty of Baylor University's Dental School and was a member of the original faculty at the Dental School of the Medical University of South Carolina.

Charlie took to retirement like a fish takes to water and never looked back. He was a man of many hobbies. He collected antiques, Morgan cars, Classic Thunderbirds and clocks. Charlie loved Great Dane dogs, travel and golf. He was active in car clubs, especially the Morgan Owners Group South. Charlie was a president of the Country Club of Charleston, where he made three holes in one. Although he was fortunate enough to play both August National and the Old Course in St. Andrews Scotland, his time spent golfing with his friends at the Country Club of Charleston was his favorite.

Charlie was a kind, thoughtful, loving, gentle man. His goodness will be missed greatly.

Charlie is survived by his wife, Caroline; grandson, Brian King; and daughter-in-law, Jeannie King of Dallas, TX. He was predeceased by his son from a former marriage, Geoffrey King who passed away suddenly on September 5th of this year.

The family's appreciation goes out to Kindred Hospice of Charleston and Home Instead Senior Care for their kind and compassionate service.

Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army, P.O. Drawer 70579, N. Charleston, SC 29415.