|Birth: ||Oct. 6, 1910|
|Death: ||Mar. 17, 2004|
Married: February, 1937.
KING, WILLIAM JENNINGS, 93, passed away March 17, 2004 after a brief illness. He is survived by Ruby Nell Churchwell King. his devoted wife of 67 years, son, William Harvey King, daughter, Pam Witherspoon and husband. Ken and daughter, Ramona Simons and husband, Larry; grandchildren, William Robert King Dolehite, Jennifer Jo King Dolehite, Stacey Lynn Busby, and husband Jeremy Cordon Jennings Simons, Brook Darcy Simons and great-granddaughter Kristen Nicole Busby; sister, Mildred Catherine Beaudry, niece Sheri Rush and nephews Clayton William Beaudry and James Roy Beaudry and their families. Born October 10, 1910, having survived polio as child of 5, Bill lived a rich, full life. His family moved numerous times in his youth but upon marrying Ruby Nell Churchwell in 1937, spent the next 65 years in the same home in Oak Cliff. He was employed October 12, 1943 by Magnolia Petroleum Company at the experimental research lab on Duncanville Road in Dallas, later to become ExxonMobil, retiring from Mobil in 1975. As a young man, he had visions of working in the oil business and felt that his dream came true when he was hired by Magnolia. He was very proud to have the opportunity to work for Mobil and had many fond memories of his co-workers. After graduation from high school in Supulpa, Oklahoma, he worked for Sand Springs Railroad, attended the University of Oklahoma for two years, leaving him perpetually divided between routing for his alma mater and his love of Texas during the Texas/OU football games. Bill was an adept conversationalist, always interested in talking to others, and more importantly, LISTENING, to others. He could converse on any level on any subject. He was an avid reader, dreamer and philosopher, and above all, a true gentleman in everything he did. He was a member of the Oak Cliff Masonic Lodge #705 and supported the Masonic Children's Home for many years. Visitation will be held at David Clayton & Sons Funeral Home at 200 W. Center Street Duncanville (day) Friday from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with graveside burial held at Kemp City Cemetery off of Hwy. 175 near 274 in Kemp. Texas Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Tim Trujillo, Sr. will officiate. Memorials may be made to Brandon Avenue United Methodist Church or to the Oak Cliff Masonic Lodge. David Clayton & Sons 972-298-7222.
Published in Dallas Morning News on March 19, 2004.
Ruby Nell Churchwell King (1918 - 2006)
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Originally Created by: DonZas
Record added: Feb 12, 2006
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Added: Dec. 22, 2010