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Marvin King

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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We have known Mr, King, (Marvin) for many years, but when he became a residence at Oakdale our friendship begin to grow. He was always happy and greeted everyone with a smile and conversation. He cared about all the residents and checked on each one. He was always grateful and happy when our church met for the monthly birthday party, and was always a vital part of the party. His kind heart and loving smile will always be in our hearts. He was a proud veteran and loved his family very much. Thinking of you all, we were out of town and unable to attend his service. But we were thinking about you all. Your friends, Anita and Gary Duncan.

Gary and Anita Duncan Dec 2 2019 12:00 AM

Our love and prayers are with you during this difficult time and the days ahead. May God bless you with love, strength, and peace each day.

Otto and Margie Graham Nov 29 2019 12:00 AM

As a volunteer at Oakdale, I have had the pleasure of knowing Marvin for the past 14 years. He always participated whole heartidly in our Wednesday Bible Study and Gospel Sing-a-longs. His favorite request was "The Old Country Church". He was a great encouragement to all of the participants and didn't hesitate to give me his council.

I'm looking forward to see him and his wife in heaven. There is that blessed assurance for him as a believer in Jesus Christ as his Lord and Saviour, that, "to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord"...

Glenda Wagner Nov 29 2019 12:00 AM

Doyle and Denny, my sincere condolences for all of you at this sad time. But what wonderful blessings and memories we have left. Marvin and I danced many miles over the years in Heber. Prayers, love and hugs, Denise Kaylor James

Denise Kaylor James Nov 26 2019 12:00 AM

I worked at Oakdale for many years and had the pleasure of taking care of Mr King. My prayers are with you and your family. Mr. King will be missed by many and was loved by his Oakdale family..

Teresa Peterson (CNA) Nov 26 2019 12:00 AM

While working at oakdale I had the privilege of taking care of mr. King. He always would put a smile on your face no matter what time of day.

Kristina Cagle Nov 26 2019 12:00 AM

Me King was a really nice man. I didnt know him well but the year he was Mr Oakdale my mother was Mrs Oakdale and was so nice. Im sorry for your loss.

Carol Deaton. Mary Parmer. Nov 26 2019 12:00 AM

Family; I got to know Mr. King only after my aunt became a resident of Oakdale, he was a very courteous and honorable person. He always asked how you were doing and stated have a good day, even though you knew your day was probably better than his was going to be he parted with a big smile. Johnny Hodges Nephew of Oleta Free formerly 406A at Oakdale

Johnny Hodges Nov 26 2019 12:00 AM

Always enjoyed seeing Mr. Marvin at the nursing home when Grandma was there. I always appreciated him looking out for her. My prayers & thoughts are with y'all
Shawn Benefield

Shawn Benefield Nov 26 2019 12:00 AM