McLeroy "Mac" King

  • Born: January 1, 1935
  • Died: February 13, 2017
  • Location: Tampa, Florida

Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes

3328 S. Dale Mabry Hwy
Tampa, FL 33629

rob@brewerfuneral.com
Tel. (813) 835-4991

Tribute & Message From The Family


McLeroy (Mac) King, of Tampa, FL passed away on February 13th, 2017 at the age of 82.
Born in Wortham, Texas, Mac was the eldest son of Clark and Ann Bennett King. He was raised in Shreveport, LA along with his two brothers, Bobby & Carl, and his two sisters, Jeannette & Jackie, where he attended Fair Park High School. Following high school, he then served in the US Army, where he attained the rank of Sergeant First Class (SFC). After being honorably discharged, Mac went to Louisiana Tech University, graduating with a degree in electrical engineering. Upon graduation, he moved to Tampa to begin a 31-year career with Tampa Electric Company, holding various engineering and management positions throughout the company. In Tampa, Mac established his family and became a pillar of the community, serving as an Elder and usher at Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church for more than 40 years and coaching youth baseball at Tampa Bay Little League for nearly 20 years. Three of Mac's Tampa Bay All-Star teams progressed to the Junior, Senior, and Big League World Series tournaments, winning the 13-year-old Junior World Series in 1985 and placing second and third in the other two.
Mac is survived by his wife of 53 years, Sidney Diane Walker King; their son, Aaron Walker King and his wife, Damon, and their four children, Skyler, Salvadore, Kyauna & Aaron Lee; and their son, Kevin Bennett King, and his wife, Leonette.
His wake will be held On Thursday, February 16th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Brewer & Sons Funeral Home, 3328 S. Dale Mabry Hwy. The funeral service will take place on Friday @ 11:00 AM at Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church, 3501 W San Jose St. Following the service, he will be laid to rest at the Florida National Veterans Cemetery with full military honors.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Heart Association or Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

Mac was a cherished and beloved member of the Fair Park Class of 1954! Whether it was in the band - the ROTC - athletics - or just friends! - so many of us went through elementqry/junior high/high school together! We have such great memories of the athletic events - band concerts - and so many other Fair Park "Indian"" activities! He was respected - loved - admired - one of the best! My love and thoughts are with his family at this sad time. He won't be forgotten! Please know how sad we are and how our thoughts are with the entire King family!

Posted by Penny Claudis - Shreveport, LA - Classmate   February 28, 2017

Diane and Sons, We are so sorry for your loss. Mac was a great friend and a good dancer. When we remember old times, Winterset is a special memory. Our love and prayers are with all of you , Lovingly, Lee & Jimetta

Posted by Lee & Jimetta Anderson - Tampa, FL - Friend   February 16, 2017

Candle

I am deeply saddened by the news of the death of your father.
Please accept my condolences on the loss of your father. My thoughts are with your family during this trying moment.

Beverly Hobbs

Posted by Beverly Hobbs - Escondido, CA - Coworker   February 16, 2017

May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.

Posted by American Heart Association    February 15, 2017

MAC IS A SUPER GUY. ALWAYS A SMILE ON HIS FACE WITH A POSITIVE ATTITUDE.
DURING OUR WORK HE WAS HELPFUL AND PATIENT.

HE WAS DEDICATED TO TECO AND MADE MANY POSITIVE CONTRIBUTIONS.

LOVED BY ALL IN ALL RESPECTS
MY CONDOLENCES TO DIANE HIS WIFE AND THE ENTIRE KING FAMILY

HE WILL BE MISSED

BOB

Posted by BOB TOMCZAK - TAMPA, FL - Coworker   February 15, 2017

Our deepest sympathies to you , Diane and all the family. Mac was such a kind and wonderful man, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Love, Tracy, Stanley and Maxwell

Posted by Tracy Shopkorn - NYC, NY - family   February 15, 2017


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