John Logan King, Sr. and Georgia Riter King
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Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church, Spur, for John Logan King, Sr., a retired hardware dealer.

Mr. King died Sept. 16 in the Crosbyton Hospital. He was 88 years old. He was associated with the Riter Hardware Co. from 1914 to 1968. The company closed here in February of this year. He had been a resident of Spur and Dickens County since 1914. He was a member of the Methodist Church and the Masonic Lodge. As a lodge member, he was a Shriner and Knight Templer.

Mr. King served as mayor of Spur in the early 20's when the City sewer system was installed. He also served on the City Council and on the Spur School Board of Trustees. He was also a member of the Board of Stewards of the Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. J.L. King, Spur; one son, John King, Jr., of Alamogordo, NM; four sisters, Mrs. Anne White and Mrs. Sallie Adkins, both of Lott; Mrs. Fannie Maxwell, North Carolina; Mrs. Evelyn Harper, Fort Worth; two grandchildren, and one great grandchild.

Pallbearers will include Bill Gregory, G.W. Grimes, Lawis Lee, S.M. Newberry, T.C. Elkins and Jim Barron. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Round-Up Sunday School class.

Interment will be in Spur Cemetery with Masonic graveside rites.

©The Texas Spur, September 1969
From the records of Lillian Grace Nay, Spur Museum, transcribed by B. Hodges, August 2004

Funeral services for Mrs. Georgia R. King, 99, were held Tuesday afternoon at 3 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Eddie Allsup officiating.

Mrs. King died October 25 at the Spur Care Center. The former Georgia Riter, she married John L. King, Sr. in January of 1911. They came to Dickens County in 1914. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Mr. King died in 1969. Mr. and Mrs. King were associated with Riter Hardware for many years.

Surviving is one son, John L. King, Jr. , Las Cruces, NM; two grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Pallbearers included Everett Martin, Alvin Jones, Bill Gregory, Wilburn Ball, John F. Moore and J.B. Morrison.

Burial was in Spur Cemetery under the direction of Campbell's Funeral Home.

©The Texas Spur, October 28, 1981
From the records of Lillian Grace Nay, Spur Museum, transcribed by B. Hodges, August 2004


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