Obituary for Bill King of Heavener

Bill Carl King, 83, of Heavener was born March 7, 1935 in Blackfork, Arkansas to Frank P. and Lou Bell (Parker) King and passed away Nov. 9, in Heavener surrounded by friends and family.

Bill worked for Reda Pump Co of Bartlesville and had the opportunity to travel the United States where he learned to love to listen to people. He was an active rancher loving the land, animals and good conversations. He was proud of the King’s Rib House BBQ where he cooked and visited with everyone who came through the door. He was a loving husband, proud father, good citizen of the community and would lend a helping hand to those in need. Rest in peace, your work on Earth is done.

Surviving family members are his wife of 64 years, Eva F King, of the home; two sons Gary P. King of Ramona, and Alan D. King and wife Sheila of Houston, Texas; three brothers Paul King of Homerville, Georgia, Glen King of Colcord and John King of Heavener; seven grandchildren Amber Wilson of Diana, Texas, Jared King of Princeton, Louisiana, Jacob King of Dallas, Texas, Maggie King of Ochelata, Robert Carl (Bo) King of Ramona, Lesa King of West Bountiful, Utah and Cameron King of West Bountiful, Utah; six great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and a host of many friends.

He was preceded in death by his oldest son, Bryan K. King; his grandson, Aaron; one brother, Frank King; and one sister Mary Lou.

Funeral service is Thursday at 2 p.m. at Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Free officiating. Burial will follow in Lovings Cemetery, under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home of Heavener.

Pallbearers are John King, Bo King, Jake King, Jared King, Cameron King and Tim Thomas.

Viewing is Tuesday from noon to 8 p.m., Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Thursday from 8 a.m. to service time.

The family will greet friends Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

To sign Mr. King’s online guestbook please visit

The Heavener Ledger

P.O. Box 38
Heavener, OK 74937