Funeral Services for Robert Allen “Al” King, 91, of Sperry, were held Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at First Baptist Church in Sperry, OK. Reverend Andy Anquoe, Pastor Bill Taylor, David King, and John King officiated, and burial was in Osage Gardens Cemetery in Skiatook, OK. Casket Bearers were Jeff Keiffer, Jimmy Keiffer, James Stephens, Ty Harper, Will King, John King, and Robbie Ward. Honorary Casket Bearers were Al’s granddaughters, grandsons and granddaughters-in-law, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, LouAnn Brown, Gary “EB” Mackey and Burny and all the other girlfriends at FBC Sperry.
Al was born January 31, 1928 in Bartlesville, OK to William Allen and Ella Mae (Dalton) King. He passed away February 22, 2019 in Tulsa, OK.
Al worked for the Tulsa World and Tulsa Tribune newspapers for 41 years. He also worked for the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise newspaper. He was a member of the Oklahoma Western Swing Association, the Oklahoma Fiddlers Association, First Baptist Church in Sperry, and the Senior Citizens “Poolshooters” in Skiatook. Al was a talented musician, songwriter, singer. He played all stringed instruments including the fiddle, guitar, standup base, and steel guitar. He was loved by many and will be missed by all.
He is survived by his wife, Betty “Jeannie” King; children, Janet (King) Freeman and husband, Robert, David Allen King and wife, Alane, Sharon (King) Harper and Bill, and Karon (King) Roberts and husband, Jerry; 14 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren; nephew, Gary Watters; and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his great-grandson, Tim Murphy; parents, William Allen and Ella Mae (Dalton) King; and sister, Corene (King) Watters.
Arrangements and services were entrusted to Johnson Funeral Home, Sperry.
Online condolences can be made at johnsonsperry.com.