In memory of Dallas King, Jr.

Dallas King, Jr. of Raleigh, NC, died on January 23rd, 2015.

He was a native of Guilford County and had lived and worked in the Raleigh area for over 25 years. Dallas was the son of the late Dallas A. King, Sr. and of Nancy A. King of Holly Springs, NC. He grew up in the Highland Mill Village area of High Point, NC, and was a 1969 graduate of High Point Central High School. After service in the US Marine Corp Reserve, Dallas studied marketing and business administration and graduated from Davidson County Community College (1972) and Appalachian State University (1975).

Dallas worked in the graphic arts industry his entire career, starting in the warehouse and traffic departments during high school at Alderman Studios in High Point, NC. After college, he was rehired (for the third time) at Alderman as a customer service trainee, and in the late 1970s he was promoted to an Account Executive position working in their New York City sales group.

In the early 1980s, he had the opportunity to enter the elite sales training program with the world’s largest commercial printing and graphics communications company (R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co. of Chicago, IL) and moved to New York City in 1982. After completing the company’s extensive training and mentoring program, he became a commissioned sales representative in Donnelley’s New York Catalog Group. Dallas was transferred to the Raleigh area in 1989 to manage a major customer account. A few years later he and his wife founded the local printing services company Proforma Triangle Print Services, which has been in business locally for over twenty years.

Soon after moving to NY, Dallas married the true love of his life, Lynn R. Pask (of Ridgewood, NJ). They had a loving and very special marriage for over 30 years. In the early years they shared a passion for living and working in the big city, and later lived in the Greenwich, CT, area where both of their children were born: Logan H. King (Jessica) of Raleigh, NC and Emma Lynn King (Evan Harris) of Apex, NC. Dallas felt his two greatest accomplishments in his life were his son and his daughter. We will forever keep his memory in our hearts.

All who knew him will recall his intelligence and good nature. Dallas recognized the many ironies of life but always strived to do the right thing with honesty and integrity. His pastimes included caring for the needs of his family, a walking regimen that spanned 25+ years, and a lifelong love of reading the great novels of the day.

“It is not the length of life, but depth of life.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson