Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


October 10, 2013

Zeno P. 'Buddy' King

Zeno P. ‘Buddy’ King

Zeno P. “Buddy” King, 94, passed away Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, at his home with his family by his side.

He was born in Mexia on Jan. 16, 1919, to Zeno P. King and Frances Gibbs King.

He grew up in Mexia and finished high school, a member of the Class of 1936. His college training at Southern Methodist University was interrupted by four years in the U.S. Army where he served as Chief Warrant Officer and Band Master of the 83rd Infantry Division, participating in five European Theatre campaigns.

After returning to SMU, he received his degree in music and served for three years as Associate Director of the SMU Mustang Band.

He was married in 1939 to his high school sweetheart, Anita Massey, with whom he celebrated their 61st anniversary on Aug. 19, 2000.

In 1949, he entered the life insurance business in Dallas and in 1969 retired as Vice President and Agency Director of the Universal Life and Accident Insurance Company.  In late 1969 he purchased H&W Sales Company, a wholesale agriculture supply and accessory business.  He retired as chairman of the board in 1992.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Anita M. King; his parents; his sister, Frances Elaine King Carson; and by a granddaughter, Holly King Bennett.

Survivors include his three sons, David M. King and wife Carol of Jefferson, Stephen P. King and wife Ann of Rowlett, and Lindsay G. King and wife Shannon of Corsicana. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Chris King, Justin King, Carren King Price, Kyle King, Kelly King Brown, and Kurt King; and 15 great grandchildren.

Visitation will be 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home in Mexia.

Church services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, at the First Methodist Church of Teague in Teague, Texas. Graveside services will follow at the Mexia Cemetery in Mexia, with Pastor Alan Neil Van Hooser officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The First United Methodist Church of Teague, 420 Walnut, Teague, TX 75860.

Arrangements by Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home, Mexia.


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