John Glenn King
August 9, 1931 – October 12, 2020
John Glenn King passed away at home Oct. 12, 2020 at age 89. He was born on Aug. 9, 1931 to Clara King Stemler and Johnny King in Shreveport, LA. After graduating from North Dallas High School, he married Barbara Jean Cochrane on Feb. 14, 1953. He was drafted and served in the Army (Korea) and the National Guard until 1955.
John and Barbara raised their family in Dallas, TX where they were active members of Beacon Hill Baptist Church and they served in the children’s bus ministry. John worked for the Dallas Morning News as a District Manager, then in various areas of the Auto Body Repair Industry and later as an Insurance Adjuster. He always loved cars and making them go fast—even advising his Grandson James on pinewood and soapbox derby cars.
John and Barbara loved to go camping and upon retiring, they moved to a place they fell in love with, Forsyth, Missouri, where they lived for seventeen years. They returned to Texas 5 years ago where John was an active member of First Baptist Church Hebron.
He is survived son and daughter in law, John and Laurie King, granddaughter Sophie Rose Harbor, daughter and son in law, Karen and Doug Miller, grandson James Davis Miller, sister Beverly Dickson, niece Misti DeBusk and nephew Jim Jackson along with a number of cousins.
He generously supported missions at his church. Should you choose to contribute in lieu of flowers one of his favorites was Samaritan’s Purse.org or First Baptist Church Hebron/Missions.
- Samaritan's Purse
First Baptist Church Hebron
3000 E. Hebron Pkwy., Carrollton, Texas 75010
Friday, October 16, 2020
Celebration of Life
Saturday, October 17, 2020
Saturday, October 17, 2020
John Glenn King
October 19, 2020
I first attended First Baptist Hebron a little over two years ago. My daughter and I visited and we sat in the seat in from of John and Tom. They welcomed us. I heard John telling Tom a joke before services started. I started attending and as time went on I start sitting beside John and Tom. It wasn't too long when Tom moved away. I continued to sit with John. He was one of the kindest people I had ever met. He always asked me how my week was, he always told me I looked beautiful. One of the things I remember was his outlandish socks. He would tell me where he got them from and we would spend a few minutes talking about his socks. John made beautiful jewelry and gave most of them away. I am fortunate enough to own a few of his necklaces. I talked to John the Sunday before he passed. He told me that he was ready to go. I told him that I did not want him to go but one thing I knew for sure was where he was going. I will truly miss his kind spirit. The seat at church is so lonely now.
October 16, 2020
Dear John and Karen,
I am so sorry to learn of your Dad's passing. It is heartbreaking to lose a parent.... a person who has been with you most of your life with love and support. May the Lord strengthen you with His grace and flood you with many great memories of love, togetherness, laughter, and encouragements shared while he was here.
Your mom and dad were lifetime friends with my sister, Margie and brother-in-law, Leonard. I bet they are enjoying a great reunion together, even as I write this.
With love and heartfelt sympathy,
Aunt Jolene Kelly and Denny
October 15, 2020
Karen, Doug and James,
I am so very sad at the loss of your dear Dad, Karen.
Please know you are all in my prayers and thoughts and that you have all my support at this time. I know you will have many wonderful memories of your Dad that will bring you comfort and make you smile, as you move forward.
He now watches over you always.
Grief is the price we pay for having experienced the greatest love!
Misti Jackson DeBusk
October 15, 2020
It broke my heart to lose you, but you did not go alone. A part of me went with you, the day God took you home. If tears could build a stairway, and heartaches make a lane, I would walk the way to heaven, and bring you back again. In life I loved you dearly, in death I love you still, in my heart you hold a place no one could ever fill.
October 14, 2020
Karen and John, Jr. I am sad to hear the news of your dad's passing. My prayers and thoughts are with you both as well as your families. I loved John's funny humor and remember, "with a smile on my face", the many hours we sat around meme and granddads table, especially at the holidays, talking. Your dad would always come up with something to tell, normally out of the clear blue, that would catch us off guard. Since I was so gullible, he would usually address it my way. It would take a second for me to realize that he was just joking or to "catch on" that he was joking. Then everyone would start laughing because they knew he was just playing with me and my being so easily fooled. Sometimes, however, he fooled everyone else too. Occasionally he would tell some story about something funny your mom did. Your mom would just look at him and grin. She was a little bit like me, sometimes thinking we're doing something for the good of humanity and it turns back around on us and becomes totally humorous. Your dad loved to "tattle tell" on those times!! Those were good ole days for me and a time of lots of laughs and memories of you and John Jr, your dad, my sisters, and meme and granddad. Our family is small now. I know for sure there was one wonderful celebration when your dad joined your mom and our family at the table in his eternal home and our heavenly Father welcomed him saying "Welcome home my son". Love you and John Jr.... Debbie
October 13, 2020
So sorry to hear about your dad, Karen and John, Jr. My prayers are with you both and your families. Dad's hold a special place in our hearts. I know I miss mine and think of him everyday. John is with Barbara now and I know they are together and watching over you both and your family. Love you both, Karen and John, Jr.