Per family request, masks will be required to enter the facility for both visitation and funeral service. Please bring your own mask and wear it before entering. If you have any symptoms of illness, please do not attend at this time.
James King, 65, of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, passed away on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was born on December 8, 1954 in Claremore, Oklahoma, the son of Clarence King and Emma (Raper) King. James was a self-employed handyman who was able to fix about anything and especially enjoyed working on cars. He enjoyed being in the woods, deer hunting or on the bank fishing most of all. James loved being with friends and family visiting and just spending time together. He will be so very missed by all who knew and loved him.
Funeral Services for James will be in the Shipman’s Funeral Chapel on Monday morning at 10 a.m. with Reverend Erin Robinson officiating. Interment will follow at Euwasha Cemetery at Kenwood, OK with Arnold Bendabout, Dee Bendabout,Jordan King, Elijah King, Nick Pickup and Marwin Leaf serving as casket bearers. Honorary casket bearer will be Josh Cornwell. Visitation will be held from 5-7 on Sunday. The family ask that if you attend the service please wear a mask for everyone’s protection. Please bring your own. If you have any symptoms of illness, please do not attend at this time. To leave a personal message to his family, please see his Tribute at www.shipmansfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Shipman’s Funeral & Cremation Service.
James is survived by his daughter, Dacia Dodds of Tulsa, OK; his siblings, Tim and Angela King of Rocky Ford Community, OK, Mark King and Karen of Peggs, OK, Rita and Tony Drywater of Chouteau, OK, Annette King of El Reno, OK and Emma and Sonny Cook of Decatur, AR; many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Emma King; brother, Clarence King, Jr.; sisters, Mary Ruth King, Kathy King and Anita King; and nephew, Gregory Pickup.
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