A family led Graveside Service for Michael Sydney King will be held on May 15, 2021 Saturday, at 2 o’clock P.M. at Englewood Cemetery, along with a “Celebration of Life” to follow at 4 O’clock P.M. at the Harvey House, 400 Railroad Ave. Slaton, which will include some of his favorite music, lots of photos, and more. We invite you to please join us in sharing some special memories or funny stories if you have them. Snacks and refreshments will be provided; bring your own adult beverage, (optional).
Michael Sydney King, Age 76, passed away on March 27, 2021 at University Medical Center, Lubbock, Texas, with his son and daughter-in-law at his bedside. He was the son of Howard “Red” and Irene “Pat” Bryant, and the late Buster King.
Born in Houston, Texas on February 12, 1945, he attended Slaton Schools and went on to join the Navy in 1963, and was honorably discharged in 1966. He later retired as a Conductor for the Santa Fe Railroad of Slaton.
He was a member of the (NRA) National Rifle Association. He enjoyed fishing, vegetable gardening, canning, bird hunting, playing guitar around the campfire, spending time with family and friends, and reading books to learn as much as he could about things that were important to him. He’s known by many to be a good conversationalist and philosopher. He will always be remembered by many long-time friends that often stopped in to visit with him. Definitely one of a kind.
He is survived by 3 children – Shane (Pam) King, Patricia Vinson, and Bobbi (Jayson) Derrick. Also, 3 Sisters – Patsy (Dan) Heath, Betsy (John) Roof, and Baby Sister Lynn (Dennis) McKinney, 7 Grandchildren – Leah, Kortni, Morgan, Michael P. King, and Amber, Kimberly, and Tiffany Derrick, plus 4 Great-Grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. We will ALL miss him so much.
Memorial Donations in lieu of flowers may be made payable to “Slaton Meals on Wheels,” at 230 W. Lynn St.,79364, Or South Plains Food Bank, 5605 MLK Jr Blvd., Lubbock, TX., 79404.
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