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Shirley French King

July 29, 1947 — January 15, 2022

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AIKEN, SC – SHIRLEY JOY FRENCH KING, 74, widow of Robert D. “Bob” King, passed away Saturday, January 15, 2022 in her home with her sons by her side.

     A native of Elmhurst, IL, Shirley was a daughter of the late Miles and Margaret Prinzing French.  She attended Cedarville College and received her bachelor’s degree from Limestone University.  Shirley lived in Aiken since 1990 and worked at the Savannah River Site for over 30 years.  Shirley was very active in Pilot Club International.  She served as Governor in 2011-2012.  She was also a member of the Henry Middleton Chapter of DSAR.  Many knew Shirley as Mrs.Claus. She began the annual Storytime with Mrs. Clause at the Odell Weeks Activity Center.  She loved crafting and was active in the Pin Oak Farm Community as well as Millbrook Baptist.  She also enjoyed traveling.

     Survivors include two sons, Jeffrey King (Lisa), Wrightstown, NJ, Brad King, Aiken; two grandsons, Jacob and Daniel King; three brothers, Russ French (Kathy), Duluth, GA, Dan French (Sue), Nashville, TN, Phil French (Cile), Evans, GA and number of extended family members.

     A memorial service will be held Saturday afternoon, January 22nd at 1 o’clock at Millbrook Baptist Church with The Rev. Bill Howard III officiating.  The service will be livestreamed on Shirley’s obituary page.  She and Bob will be interred later in Melwood Cemetery in Stone Mountain, GA.

     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Bob King Co-Pilot Memorial Scholarship - Pilot International (


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Millbrook Baptist Church

223 S Aiken Blvd
Aiken, SC 29803

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