Vernon Odis King

Vernon Odis King, 82, of Arkansas City, passed away on October 28, 2018 at Lincoln Heights Health Care in Star City.

He was a longtime employee of Growers Gin and the City of McGehee Maintenance Department.

Mr. King was a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of Lodge 643 F&AM, a Shriner and member of the Scottish Rites, and a member of South McGehee Baptist Church. He loved to hunt and fish.

Mr. King was was born on February 4, 1936 in Fennyville, Arkansas to the late Tom and Gladys King.

Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Danny King, and his sister, Dorothy Carr.

Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Mary Jeanette King of Arkansas City; step-daughter, Suzette Stahl of Arkansas City; brothers, Charlie King of McGehee, Henry King of McGehee, and Frankie King of Redfield; sisters, Stella Thomas of McGehee and Patricia Ballinger of Lonsdale.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday, October 31, at 10 a.m. at McGehee Cemetery in McGehee.