Robert Edward King, 1944 – 2014
Robert Edward King
1944 – 2014
Robert Edward King of Atwood passed away in Shawnee on Monday morning, March 24, 2014, at the age of 69 years.
Robert was the son of Hugh A. King & Jewel (Watson) King, born on Oct. 23, 1944, in Fort Cobb, Okla. His childhood was spent in Lake Arthur, NM until his family moved when he was six years old to Tehachapi, where he grew up and attended school. He married Nomah Cole in Tehachapi on Nov. 19, 1962. He worked as a heavy equipment operator for California Portland Cement of Tehachapi, retiring after 32 years in May of 2000. The family moved to Atwood in 2003.
Robert’s favorite thing was Karate; he earned his Brown Belt, but poor health kept him from earning the Black Belt. He enjoyed woodworking in his shop, and he loved pestering his sister, Christine. His first love was his grandkids. He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Hugh & Jewel King; one son, Darrin; three brothers: LaVoice Gary, Lester Gary, and Alvin Gary and one sister, Nadine Ward.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Nomah, of the home; one son, Bobby W. King of Dallas, Texas; five grandchildren: Shelby King (Brittani) of Tulsa, Trenton King, currently serving in the U.S. Navy on the USS Ronald Reagan out of San Diego, Anthony King of Dallas, Tiffany King of Haiti, currently serving in the Peace Corps, and Korrin King of Bakersfield; two great grandchildren, Avery King and Arianna King of Minnesota; three sisters: Christine West of Atwood, Rachel Walker of Austin, Texas, and Loretta Gary of Vacaville; two brothers, Bill Gary of Hale Center, Texas and Gene Gary of Tehachapi; numerous other relatives and many friends.
Graveside services were held on Saturday, March 29, 2014, 11 a.m. in the Atwood Cemetery with Keith Warren officiating, under direction of Fisher Funeral Home of Holdenville fisherfh.net