Tulsa Bone & Joint is saddened to share that Dr. David King of Tulsa Bone & Joint Bartlesville passed away on Sunday, Aug. 27, after a long year of battling bladder cancer. He died at his home in Bartlesville.
Tulsa Bone & Joint is highly grateful for the orthopedic care that Dr. King provided to the people of Bartlesville and the surrounding area.
David grew up in Dewey, Okla. and graduated from Bartlesville High School. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma and achieved his Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine from Oklahoma State University/Tulsa Osteopathic School of Medicine.
David married Debbie a couple of weeks before he graduated from medical school. The couple moved to Staten Island, New York, where David began his internship training with the Public Health Service. He continued with the Public Health Service, training in his residency program for Orthopedic Surgery. He completed his Orthopedic Surgery Residency with the U.S. Army with the highest rank as Major. After serving in the U.S. Army at various stations, the Kings moved from Manhattan, Kan. to Chanute, Kan., where David was in private practice and worked at Neosho Memorial Hospital.
In 2007, David moved his family back home to Bartlesville, where he joined an orthopedic surgery group associated with Jane Phillips Hospital. He later joined Tulsa Bone and Joint Bartlesville, where he closed out his orthopedic surgery career with great love and dedication to his community and to his patients.
What David enjoyed most in life was taking care of the people around him, serving them, and loving them. He had a deep commitment to his faith in Jesus Christ.
David is survived by his 4 children, Matthew, Nathan, Jonathan, and Natalie, 7 grandchildren, and his wife, Debbie.
Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, Sept. 2 at 2 p.m. at Hope Presbyterian Church, 900 South Dewey Avenue, Bartlesville, OK.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Bartlesville Community Foundation for the Dr. David King Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is intended for Bartlesville-area students aspiring to become physicians who have a heart to return to the Bartlesville community to practice medicine. Donations may be mailed to 208 E 4th St. Bartlesville, OK 74003 or online at https://bartlesvillecf.org/donate/ to the “Dr. David King Memorial” in the drop-down menu.