Robert Lee King

July 4, 1923February 4, 2019

Robert Lee King was born July 4, 1923, in Fort Worth, Texas, and passed away February 4, 2019 in Grand Prairie, Texas where he has lived for the past 63 years. He was raised in Fort Worth, he graduated from Paschal High School in 1941, and served in the Army Air Force in WWII for two years and eight months, winning his pilot’s wings with the rank of flight officer. He received a BA degree in Sociology and History from the University of Texas in Austin in 1948, and later received teaching certificates from Texas A&M and North Texas State University. He was a cashier for four years at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, followed by several years working as a letterpress printer in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. He began his public school teaching career in 1966, first at Travis Elementary, then South Grand Prairie High, and finally at Nimitz High in Irving. He retired in 1985. He was preceded in death by his parents, Conant Meigs King, Sr. and Bernice Pauline King, two sisters, Mary Eleanor Cox and Bernice Corin Giddens, and one brother, Conant Meigs King, Jr. He is survived by his wife of 74 years, Fannie Marie Allen King, two daughters, Carolyn Marie Saunders of Arlington, Texas and Donna Pauline Bauman of Azle, Texas, one granddaughter, Rachel Marie Smith of Arlington, Texas, two grandsons, Kale Allen Crader of Venus, Texas, and Brandon Scott Crader of Springtown, Texas, two great granddaughters, Hailey Jay Crader of Arlington, Texas, and Serinity Dawn Crader of Springtown, Texas, one great grandson, Cole Gregory Smith of Arlington, Texas, and one sister, Alice Ray Greenwood of Odessa, Texas, plus a multitude of loving friends and extended family members. Visitation: 6 pm to 8 pm, Friday, February 8, 2019 at Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home in Grand Praririe, TX. Funeral Service: 10:00 am, Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Indian Hills Baptist Church in Grand Prairie, TX. Graveside Service: 10:00, Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery in Dallas, TX.


  • Greg Saunders
  • Robert Bauman
  • Kale Crader
  • Brandon Crader
  • Mark Smith
  • Sam Allen


  • Visitation Friday, February 8, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 9, 2019
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, February 12, 2019

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Don Huffman

February 11, 2019

So appreciative of the Military Service of Lt Robert King, and also his service as a teacher in the local Elementary and High Schools. Prayer go out to the Lord God in Heaven in thanks for his life here on earth, and for comfort to his family and many friends.
d Huffman, PGR member, veteran, and chaplain.

Rachel Smith

February 7, 2019

I miss my Grandaddy so much. He was the most amazing man I have ever known. Always loving, always kind, with all the patience in the world. I have been truly blessed by the Lord to have been able to have had 40 years with him. I know he is having a wonderful time in heaven praising the Lord and rejoicing with all his family that has gone on before him. I love you Grandaddy always and forever! You will always be in my heart.

Connie (Cox) & Gordon Murray

February 6, 2019

Uncle Bob has always been a light in our family. He brought so much humor and goodwill wherever he was. You never knew when there was a lighthearted joke coming your way to temper even serious moments. The more we knew him, we found it easy to have deep Christian fellowship as he was a dedicated believer. He was a true evangelist for the gospel of Jesus Christ, ready in season and out of season. Uncle Bob is already so missed by many, but we are certain his heavenly homecoming is greatly celebrated. Much love to Aunt Fannie, Carolyn, Donna and the family in this time of grieving.

Kristen Roe

February 6, 2019

I am a great niece of Uncle Bob. Although I didn’t see him often whenever I did he always made me laugh and had great stories to tell. But most of all he was a godly man that loved the Lord . He was a wonderful big brother to my grandmother Alice. What a great example he was to each generation of the King family. I am praying for the family during this sad yet joyous time.

Danny Grider

February 5, 2019

Please have a family member contact and request the Patriot Guard to stand a flag line for Mr. King. I had him as a teacher at SGP. I am a member of the Patriot Guard and would love to honor him. But, we have to be requested to be there. Prayers are with the family.