Honorable Jack R. King

November 24, 1923January 4, 2019

The Honorable Jack R. King, age 95, of Beaumont, Texas passed away on Friday January 4, 2019 in Beaumont. Jack was born November 24, 1923 in Port Arthur to William and Mary King.

Jack served our country in the Army during WWII. He was with 29th Infantry Division on Omaha Beach during D-Day, July 15, 1944. During the Battle of St. Lo, his cranium was fractured and his left side was littered with shrapnel wounds from a German mortar attack.

Jack graduated from Baylor Law School in 1950 and worked as an attorney in the Beaumont area for many years. Jack was elected and served as 136th District Court judge until his retirement. He served as director of Boys Haven, the organization that provided a good home for lost boys and was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.

Jack is survived by his wife, Doris King of Beaumont; son Brent King, MD and his wife Rosemary Kozar, MD, PhD of Baltimore, MD; grandson Sean Kozar-King J.D. of Houston, granddaughter Michaela Kozar-King of New Orleans, LA and grandson Seth Shimon of Austin.

Jack was preceded in death by his daughter Donna Kay King.

A celebration of Judge King's life will be held Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Trinity United Methodist Church, 3430 Harrison Ave., Beaumont, TX with Pastor Bob Shield officiating.

Interment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Groves, Texas


  • William Jennings King, Father
  • Mary Scewilla King, Mother
  • Dorris King, Wife
  • Brent King MD, Son
  • Rosemary Kozar MD, PhD, Daughter-in-law
  • Donna Kay King, Daughter
  • Sean Kozar-King JD, Grandson
  • Michaela Kozar-King, Granddaughter
  • Seth Shimon, Grandson
  • Jack also leaves numerous other relatives and friends to cherish his memory.


  • A Gathering to Share Memories of Jack Tuesday, January 8, 2019
  • A Celebration of Jack's Life Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Honorable Jack R. King

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Becky & Rodney Ames

January 10, 2019

To the King family, sorry that we were not able to attend the funeral service for Judge King.

We have known Judge King a long time and he was a first class individual. Before becoming a Judge and while in private practice, Judge King actually did some legal work for the Ames family and he was well regarded especially for his kindness/understanding. Judge King will be missed.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the King family.

Becky & Rodney Ames
Beaumont, Texas

Joseph & Ethel Bulgherini

January 7, 2019

Our condolences to the family for your sadness. You all are in our prayer. Love, Joseph & Ethel Bulgherini

Cynthia Norris

January 7, 2019

Doris and family,

Doris, you have my deepest condolences on the death of Jack. I know how important he was in your life and your care and support during years. I do believe that your closeness and warm memories will bring you comfort. Please know that I am thinking of you and Jack.

Love you,
Cindy Norris

Doris C

January 6, 2019

My condolences to the family for your sadness. Our dead loved ones will soon be resurrected to live again on earth, growing old, and death, will be eradicated forever. John 5:27-29; Revelation 21:4 (

Sam Adair

January 5, 2019

Uncle Jack was an avid horse man and loved Appaloosa horses. He was always there when you needed him and never held your wrong doing against you. I have experienced that unconditional love more than most nephews. I love you and will miss you until we meet again, love Sam.