David Andrew King lost his lengthy battle with cancer and went to his eternal home on the evening of November 1st, 2023 at the young age of 52. Dave was a very loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle, and friend. He will be deeply missed by anyone whose life he touched.
Dave was born on November 16th, 1970, in Columbus, OH to Robert King and Joanie Dahlen. He moved to Colorado and grew up in Paonia, graduating from Paonia High School in 1989. He met his forever love, Tawnya Lewellen, while attending Mesa State College in Grand Junction in 1992. They moved to Longmont in 1993 and married in May 1996. In April 2000, they welcomed their daughter, Kaitlin and moved back to Grand Junction where Dave found his calling with Home Depot and began his "orange" career. They then welcomed their son, Nicholas, in September of 2005 and relocated to Durango, eventually making it back to Grand Junction. In 2012, Dave was promoted to store manager of the Sheridan, WY Home Depot where they spent the next 5 years. In January of 2018, Dave was promoted to District Execution Manager.
In March 2018, Dave was diagnosed with Stage IV Cancer that had spread throughout his body by the time it was found. The family then moved to Severance, CO where Dave began his 5 1/2-year battle with cancer and started his newly appointed position with Home Depot. He fought with everything he had and never let this horrible disease bring him down. He was an inspiration to everyone who had the privilege enough to know him. He was devoted to God, and served as Vice president of Abiding Love Lutheran Church.
Dave is survived by his wife, Tawnya; his children, Kaitlin Bartels (Adam) and Nicholas; mother, Joanie Dahlen; father, Robert King; his sister, Lori Clark; parent-in-laws, Bill and Lisa Lewellen and Bobbie and Rich Redding; his brothers- and sister-in-law, Kevin (Melissa) and GW (Cristian) Lewellen, Wayne Clark (Sissy), Tiffany Estes (Dustin); nephews, Josh (Crystal), Nick, Rylin, and Trennan; and nieces, Kaisley, Brielle, and Kyla. Dave was also anticipating the arrival of his first grandbaby boy in December.
A service will be held at Abiding Love Lutheran Church (2825 E 1st St, Loveland, CO) on Friday, November 17th @ 1:00pm. Pastor Kevin Klug will officiate. Cremation is being handled by Viegut Funeral Home in Loveland.