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William C. "Bill" King left this world Nov. 1, 2017 at the age of 83.
Bill lived a life dedicated to the service of others. Sparked by his upbringing in the Catholic Church, Bill attended Seminary in San Antonio, TX and served as assistant priest in Tulsa, OK from 1961 to 1967. After leaving the priesthood he found an outlet for his strong devotion to community service in his career as Director of the Student Center at East Texas State University (Texas A&M Commerce). He also supported the Commerce community in many ways, from football announcer to nursing home minister. He raised money for the United Way and volunteered with Meals on Wheels. Bill was an avid golfer, and in keeping with his spirit of charity he donated many golf balls to the rough and water at Webb Hill Country Club.
He is loved by many and will be greatly missed.
Bill is survived by his wife, Margaret; children Kathryn (Jeremy) Robertson and Kenneth (Ketria); grandchildren Casey, Keagan, and Ethan; brother Joseph S. King and sister Nancy C. King.
A Memorial Service for Bill will be held Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 2 PM at Hope Presbyterian Church in Austin, TX.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers donations be sent to the Alzheimer's/Dementia Research Organization of your choice.
Published on November 3, 2017
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