Friday, February 13, 2009

Dr. Roy King

Dr. Roy King, M.D. died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2001 in Norman Regional Hospital at the age of 63.

Funeral services were held at Hudson-Phillips Chapel in Holdenville with Rev. Wade
Burleson officiating. Committal services were held Fort Gibson national Cemetery with Rev. Gary Bowden officiating.  Services were under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home of Holdenville.

He was born on Nov. 13, 1937 in Muskogee to Alton D. King and Edna Mable (White) King. King grew up in the oil patch of Barnsdall and attended school there. On June 1, 1958, he married Beverly Cabe in Pawhuska.  King graduated from the University of Oklahoma Medical School in 1965.  He later became a member of the military serving
in the U.S. Navy for two years.  From 1968 through 1974, he served in the U.S. Air Force and from 1974 through 1990, he was a member of the Oklahoma Army National Guard serving as State Surgeon.

King retired from his Holdenville medical office in 1994, but continued to practice medicine in Konawa on a part-time basis.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Jerry E. King. King is survived by his wife of
the home; two sons, Roy Daryl King of Shawnee, and Ronald David King of Stillwater; and four grandchildren.

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Ron said...

State Surgeon = highest ranking medical officer in the Oklahoma Army National Guard