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Obituary: Paul Tom King, 90, of Lockesburg


Mr. Paul Tom King, “Powder Wagon,” age 90, a resident of Lockesburg, Ark., died Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, at his home.

He was born Feb. 24, 1928, in Lockesburg. He was married to Esther Frances Stevens King on Jan. 4, 1969, whom he loved with all his heart. He was a lifelong truck driver, retiring in 1990, and was a member of the Lockesburg Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He loved to hunt, fish, camp and play music and loved spending time with his family. He was a very talented musician and played almost any instrument he picked up. His love for music was above all others.

Mr. King was preceded in death by his parents, L.F. and Eunice June “Nanny” King; one son, Paul Terry King; one daughter, Sylvia Jill King McWhorter; two grandsons, David Kain McWhorter and Thomas Jefferson Davis; one great grandchild, Callie Brooke King; four brothers, Norman, L.F., Merlyn and Bert King; a sister, Yvonne King Thornton; and two sons-in-law, James Davis and David McWhorter.

He is survived by his wife, Frances Stevens King; three daughters, Lynne Davis, Sonja Parish and husband Dwayne, Shelia Jester and husband James; three sons, Stueart Cunningham, Steve Cunningham and wife Evelyn, and Marlowe King and wife Sherry; one brother, Elmo King of Texas; one sister, Holly Bush of De Queen; 21 grandchildren, 46 great grandchildren, five great-great grandchildren, a number of nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Funeral services for Mr. King were held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, at the Old Union Missionary Baptist Church with Donnie Davis, Dwayne Parish, Ann Holley, and James Gathright officiating. Burial followed in the Old Union Cemetery under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home.

The family received friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday the 20th at the funeral home.

You may leave a condolence online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com

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