October 5, 1947 ~ December 14, 2021

Born in: Sylvania, Georgia
Resided in: Lawrenceville, Georgia

Malcolm “Mac” William King, age 74, entered into eternal rest on December 14, 2021, after battling cancer. Mac was born in Sylvania Georgia in 1947, the son of Bettye Carlton Camby and William R. King. He attended the University of Georgia and loved the Bulldogs. He served his country in the Army in Vietnam. As a teen, his love for music led to his employment at the local radio station, WSYL. While in college, he worked at the college radio station and upon his honorable discharge from the army, he was hired at WSGA, the local rock and roll station in Savannah. He became the morning drive personality and music director. In 1977, he was hired by Arista Records as the Carolinas Marketing Manager based in Charlotte and married Cyndee King. In 1984, he returned to Georgia and worked for TV Guide and News America. In 2000, he pursued his love of golf and worked as store manager and club maker for Golfsmith and the PGA Superstore.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Ronald N. King. He is survived by his wife Cyndee King and sons Justin W. King (Jordan) and Michael L. King (Amanda); grandsons Rami and Rayner; sister-in-law Patricia F. King; nephews Devin and Brandon King, and niece Sarah King Snow (Michael); great nieces Peyton and Piper, and great nephew Tristan.

As a radio personality, Mac loved a good joke, which caused radio listeners to either chuckle or get enraged. but he often poked fun at his own insecurities which endeared him to most listeners. As a music director, he had a good ear for what music would be successful for playing on the radio and he had much success in helping a record reach gold or platinum sales status. He loved playing the guitar, especially classic rock, country and folk music. His knowledge of golf equipment was appreciated by customers and coworkers, with customers often asking for Mac to personally fit or repair their clubs. He was patient with people and was a loving father and grandfather.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at Lawrenceville Presbyterian Church on Saturday, March 26th at 2 PM. A reception in the church fellowship hall will follow the service so that the family can visit with guests and share stories of good times with Mac.

The family respectfully requests in lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Lawrenceville Presbyterian Church memorial fund About Our Church – LPC (lawrencevillepresbyterian.org) or K9s for Veterans K9s For Warriors – Service Dogs for Disabled Veterans.

Services

Memorial Service: March 26, 2022 2:00 pm - March 26, 2022 3:00 pm

Lawrenceville Presbyterian Church
800 Lawrenceville Hwy
Lawrenceville, GA 30046


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  1. CandleImageSome memories include calling Mac several times (when I was on overnights at WSGA, Savannah) to make sure he was awake for the morning show, and thankfully helping me get to Orangeburg, SC, and WORG, for my first programming job when he was with Arista Records….great memories.

  2. I called on Mac when he was the MD at WSGA and I was working in the record business. We later worked together at Arista, both doing promotion. Mac was a great promotion person. We stayed in touch over the years recently via Facebook….the biggest time sponge since marijuana.

  3. CandleImageOn my first day at WSGA in Savannah in June of 1975, Mac asked me if I had a place to stay. When I told him, I did not, he invited me to stay at his place as long as I needed. After I got my own place and settled in, he would often call me in the evening to ask me to join him for dinner at his favorite restaurant, Carey Hilliard’s. Over many meals, we discovered we had a lot in common being from small Georgia towns. Our beginnings at our local radio stations were very similar. Turns out his mother and my dad both worked in local ASCS offices, responsible for measuring crop allotments, in direct counties.

    I noticed that Mac always excused himself after ordering and went to the restroom. I I later told his girlfriend, Cyndee, to notice next time they went out. But I told not to say anything because Mac secretly had a job as a State Bathroom Inspector and he was a little embarrassed about it. Months went by until Cyndee just could not keep quiet and told Mac that she knew about this side job. Mac called me and said, “ Did you tell Cyndee I was a state bathroom iinspector?” I calmly said, “Yes.” Everyone then burst out laughing!

    Over the years, we shared many laughs and memories of good times together, most recently on his birthday. We talked a for a long time. Mac never mentioned his illness. I am so glad I got to spend that time on the phone with him. Mac was one of a handful of my true friends. Tears come to my eyes as I write this. I miss him already. RIP, my friend.

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