Marvin King, 96, of Judsonia went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at Unity Health Medical Center. He was born September 28, 1923 in Doole, Texas to the late Ivey and Lorella (Jones) King.
He was a Baptist and enjoyed attending all nondenominational services while a resident at Oakdale Nursing Home. He and his wife enjoyed folk music and dancing and they regularly attended dances, winning numerous contest over the years. He loved to garden and was well known for growing large delicious tomatoes. While a resident at Oakdale, he participated in numerous activities and he especially enjoyed the Senior Olympics where he won many trophies. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII as a Seaman First Class. At the age of 90, he was honored to be selected for the WWII Veteran’s Honor Flight to Washington, D.C.
Left to cherish his memory are his children, one son, Doye King (Patti) of Pleasant Plains, Arkansas; one daughter, Rene Morris (Jamie) of Springville, Utah; three grandchildren, Denny King (Pam), Jacoby Morris (Ashley) and Jaren Morris; and two great grandchildren, Dylan Moore Morris, and Jacee Morris. He is also survived by his Oakdale Nursing Home family.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Avalee; and two sisters, Madge Sterling of Madera, California and Avanell Miles of Center Hill, Arkansas.
Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 PM Friday, November 29th at Searcy McEuen Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 AM Saturday, November 30th at Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church with burial at Roosevelt Cemetery.
All funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Searcy McEuen Funeral Home.
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