RUFUS OLIVER "R.O." KING, JR. was born Oct. 23, 1904 in
Santa Anna, TX. He attended Ranger High School in the Class of
1921. He married Gladys Barnes in May of 1925. As a young man
he worked in Ranger with his dad, R.O. King, Sr., in a barber
shop. He also worked for Lone Star Gas Company in Ranger. The
R.O. King, Sr. & family moved to Ranger during the oil boom
in 1918. After his marriage, R.O. & Gladys moved to Houston
where he worked for the Houston Industrial Gas Supply, where
R.O. died on May 24, 1996 and was buried at Bullock Cemetery
near Ranger. His wife, Gladys, died in May of 1997 and is
also buried in Bullock Cemetery.
He is survived by a son, Bob, a daughter-in-law, Christina,
and three granddaughters.
SON: ROBERT HERBERT KING left this earthly
plain on Feb. 10, 2011 to travel on to the next part of
his journey, with burial in Bullock Cemetery near Ranger.
He was born on May 1, 1934 in Ranger, TX. He moved to
Houston at the age of 7 with his parents, Rufus Oliver
& Gladys King who have preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Christian, & their
companion, Snowball. He also leaves behind his daughters,
Rebecca, Julie, and Carrie King, her son, Ricky and many
cousins and extended family and friends.
Robert was raised up in Houston since the age of 7. He
attended Galena Park High School and then went on to
attend College at Trinity University in San Antonio on a
football scholarship where he was asked to stay on another
year to help coach. He graduated with a BBA in 1957. He
served in the Army ROTC and was honorably discharged as
a 1sat LT. in the Artillery Division from Ft. Sill, OK in
October of 1967. He worked alongside his father in the oil
and gas industry for many years. He was employed with
Parkersburg Rig & Reel before starting his own business
of King’s Oil and Gas Processing. He loved travel and to
see the countryside especially the mountains of Colorado
where he used to travel with his family and hunting trip