Services for Gwen King, 81, of Longview will be held Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 1:00 P.M., in the Welch Funeral Home Chapel with a Garden Court Committal. Mrs. King passed away on Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 in Oklahoma City.
Gwendolyn Jo Sosebee King was born July 8, 1936, in Bee Township, Johnson County, Arkansas to Leland and Charlotte Thornton Sosebee. She married Melvin E. King and while raising four children in the Houston area, attended Lee College in Baytown, Texas where she was on the Dean's List for academic excellence. In 1969 the family moved to Lake O' The Pines and she also attended East Texas Baptist College and received her Bachelor's Degree. She was a teacher for the Marion County Private School and also served as Principal. Mrs. King was a member of the Lake O' The Pines Baptist Church and an avid reader.
Mrs. King was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin, her son, Matt Allen King, and her bother, Charles Sosebee. Left to cherish her memory are her sons and their wives, Marland and Tammy King of Buffalo, Texas; Mark and Paula King of Avinger, Texas; and Mickey and Tabatha King of Longview; seven grandchildren, Marlee, Miranda, Michael, Martin, Mitchell, Mason, and Myles; and three great grandchildren, Clay, Asher, and Millie.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, August 28, 2017, from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.