Dr. John W. King has practiced in the Chesterfield community for over 25 years and received most of his education in Virginia. He first attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and Gettysburg College. Later, he graduated from the Medical College of Virginia as a Doctor of Dental Surgery. After acquiring his certification as an orthodontist from the Medical College of Virginia, Dr. King continued on to earn his Board Certification in 1989.
Being an active member in the Brandermill Rotary Club, Dr. King stays involved with many community activities and supports numerous school functions and PTA organizations in the surrounding area (including Manchester, Clover Hill, Cosby, and Monacan High Schools, as well as Tomahawk Creek, Swift Creek, Bailey Bridge, and Manchester Middle Schools). Dr. King, having an extensive education, believes in continuing education as a lifelong endeavor. As an expert in the field of distraction osteogenesis, a bone growth technique, Dr. King has authored articles for national and international orthodontic journals and frequently lectures at professional meetings. Dr. King is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontists, the Richmond Dental Association, as well as, numerous local dental and orthodontic study clubs.
He, his wife, Donna and their daughter Lillie, live in the Woodlake community. Lillie attends St. Catherine’s School. Dr. King and family enjoy activities such as golf, skiing, boating, and watching Lillie’s skiing and ice skating competitions.
KING, John W., D.D.S., 66, of Midlothian, passed away to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 24, 2017. He was the son of the late Jack and Norma King of Alexandria. He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Donna S. King; wonderful daughter, Lillie Madison King; brother, Tom (Debbie); and many loving nieces and a nephew. John grew up in Northern Virginia, where he was proud to have been an accomplished wrestler on his high school team. He received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Gettysburg College and followed that with a Masters Degree in Chemistry from Virginia Tech, and thus a Hokie sports fan. John then studied dentistry at the Medical College of Virginia at VCU, receiving his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1978. He then completed his post doctoral certification in orthodontics at MCV in 1980. John began his orthodontic practice in Chesterfield County, where he practiced for over 37 years. During that time, he treated thousands of patients. He was well-known for his professional acumen, attention to detail, compassion and kindness to his patients and their families. In recent years, John was gratified when his former patients, as adults, brought their own children to him for orthodontic treatment. John was highly regarded by his professional colleagues. He published papers in the orthodontic journals, was active in many professional organizations and was nationally recognized for establishing new techniques of orthodontic treatment. John was active in the community and was a member of Midlothian Rotary Club and Study club for many years. He was a loyal friend and maintained many lifelong friendships, from high school and throughout his life. These people enjoyed his camaraderie, his good humor and his kindness. John was an understated gentleman and often did not share his many accomplishments. Those whose lives he touched – he enriched. John was an avid skier, golfer, tennis player and sports fan. John loved his family. His absolute favorite activity was watching his daughter, Lillie, ski. He was so proud of her accomplishments. There are so many fine and funny stories to share about John, but most of all he was a dedicated father. Lillie was the delight of his life. John will be missed by his friends, patients, employees, colleagues and his loving family. You may honor his life with visitation on Wednesday, January 3, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Bennett Funeral Home, 14301 Ashbrook Parkway, Chesterfield, Va 23832, where his funeral service will be held at noon on Thursday, January 4, 2018. In lieu of flowers, send donations to Peppers Ranch (In honor of Kelsey Briggs), P.O. Box 3814, Edmond, Okla. 73083.