OBITUARY

Oscar Elvis King Jr.

February 4, 1937February 15, 2021

Oscar Elvis King, Jr passed from this life on Monday, February 15, 2021 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction, Colorado after a short gallbladder related illness. Oscar was born on February 4, 1937 in Meeker Colorado to Oscar Elvis King, Sr and Edith Edna (Walker) King. He was the 3rd of 5 children. Oscar was raised and attended school in Springfield, Colorado. He graduated in 1955 and married his first wife Lynn (Wonder). They had 3 children; Larry Eugene, Leslie Brent and Sherry Lynn (Templeton). Oscar and Lynn divorced in 1976. Oscar worked for Jett Hardware right out of High School until he was able to get a job with Southeast Colorado Power in La Junta. He worked there until 1967 when he joined the Colorado State Patrol where he proudly served for 30 years. Starting his career in Walden, he was soon promoted to Sergeant in 1973 and moved to Broomfield. He then transferred to Castle Rock and finally to Craig in 1978. He met his wife, Sandra Elizabeth Davis in 1996. They later married in 1998 and he helped raise her young son, Parker Ellis. Oscar never fully retired and kept busy helping at the local mortuary and later, Yampa Valley Bank. He was a Master Mason belonging to Elk Mountain Lodge #114, member of Eastern Star, Scottish Rite, El Jebel Shrine, and York Rite. Oscar leaves behind his loving wife, Sandra, son Parker Ellis King (Hannah), Father and mother-in-law Russell Ellis and Elizabeth Ann Davis and faithful companion, his miniature schnauzer Gunner, as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. He is proceeded in death by his parents, infant sister Clella, brothers Walter (Oleta) and Gilbert, sister Bonnie and brother-in-law Conrad Hegler and their son Jeff. A Celebration of Life will be held at The Journey at First Baptist on February 27, 2021 at 2:00 pm. Burial will be in the Masonic section of the Orchard Mesa Cemetery in Grand Junction, Colorado on March 8th at 2:00 pm.

Services

  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, February 27, 2021

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Raymond Fisher

March 1, 2021

I know Oscar as Sergeant King with the call sign of S-1. Sergeant King genuinely dedicated over 30 years of his life to serving the citizens of Colorado and ensuring their safety as a member of the Colorado State Patrol. I met him in February 1992 when I first reported to Troop 4B. He was always kind and provided me guidance as I developed as a new trooper. I could always find him hanging out with his good friend Charlie Vavak, the Troop 4B technician (later Corporal). I can still hear Sergeant King's voice when he'd say to me "Well Ray, what are you gonna do today?" Thank you, Sergeant King. God bless you and your family.

Charles McKinnis

February 28, 2021

Did not see "Junior" much after we graduated from Springfield High School in 1955. Will always remember him fondly.

Kirk Schott

February 25, 2021

Rest In Peace, Brother Oscar. A good man, with a good heart. See you on the other side.

Kevin Kleckler

February 23, 2021

A fantastic man who leaves behind a legacy of love, hard work, kindness, and compassion. A fellow brother in the Masonic Lodge, Oscar was a mentor, friend, and confidant to me. Always having a smile, kind word, and a caring heart. His smile and kindness were infectious. RIP my friend and may God continue his blessings on your family. Love, The Kleckler Family

Deb Krier

February 20, 2021

I have fond memories of Oscar from when I was growing up in Walden. Because my father, Don Gore, was in law enforcement, I saw Oscar often. His daughter, Sherry, and I are the same age, so our families spent a lot of time together. He was a wonderful man.

Dan Lowe

February 19, 2021

So sorry for your loss. In all my customers while I was in business, Oscar was one of the nicest!

William Bailey

February 19, 2021

So sorry to hear this, he was always such a nice guy and happy to see and talk to everyone. May He Rest In Peace.

Vasilios Emmanuel Glimidakis

February 18, 2021

Dear King and other families,
I am sorry for your loss. May his memory be eternal! Rest easy, dear soul. God bless him and his family.

Tony Maneotis

February 17, 2021

Oscar will be missed in the community he was a very good customer and a great person and friend of mine. So sorry to hear this R. I.P. my friend.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY