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Joseph L. King, (Joe), was born June 20, 1938 in Indianola, Mississippi. He joined God in heaven on June 4, 2017.
Joe grew up in South Bend, Indiana and attended Linden Elementary School and Central High School. He went on to college at Lewis & Clark College and the University of Idaho. He was on the basketball team at both schools.
After college, Joe was a teacher and basketball coach in Alaska. He was even a cook on a fishing boat. He spent most of his career as a computer programmer and analyst.
Joe enjoyed fishing, cooking, singing, dancing, watching westerns, and laughing with family and friends.
Joe is the son of the late Robert and Annie Mae King and the brother of his dear sister Kem Cain. He is survived by family members Sharyn King; Derwin King (Janine), Kellen King, Marvin King; Paul Roberts (Darla), PJ Roberts; Deborah King, Brittany King, Anna Mathies, Scott Mathies; Lyawanna King-Dawan (Troy), Kierra Dawan, Christian Dawan; Corey “Pops” King (Heather), Katrell King, Kennisson King, and CJ King. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of other family and friends.
Service Information is as follows:
Date: Saturday, June 10, 2017
Place: Oklahoma City Cremation Campus
Address: 807 W. Wilshire Blvd, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73116.
Viewing: 9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Service: 10:00 a.m.
Cremation to follow.