Jesse King

Jesse Lee King Sr.

Wednesday, July 25th, 1934 - Tuesday, June 18th, 2019
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Jesse Lee King, 84, of Lorena was called home by his savior on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at Scott and White Hospital.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 AM June 24, 2019 at OakCrest Funeral Home, 4520 Bosque Blvd., with Robyn Ford officiating.

Burial will follow at Lorena Cemetery. Visitation will be 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM Sunday at OakCrest Funeral Home. A memorial video honoring his life will be shared during the visitation.

Jesse was born in Hubbard, Texas to Joseph & Willie King and lived in Waco and Lorena most of his life.

He married Dollie Gable in Dawson, Texas on December 22, 1956. He worked for the Heart of Texas Coliseum and Red Barn for many years and later for WRS until his retirement.

Jesse dearly loved his family and friends. He enjoyed many years watching his children and grandchildren participating in horse shows, motorcycle racing, bowling and many other activities.

Jesse served in the Army from January 1957 to December 1958. He was an active member of the Lorena Saddle Club and served as President for many years. He also served on the Board for Lorena Saddle Club and the Central Texas Horse Show Association. Jesse’s greatest joy was the many years he spent raising money for the Lead Line Buckles. He loved seeing the smile on the young contestant’s faces when they received their awards.

Jesse was preceded in death by his parents; son, Jay King; brothers, Sam King, James King, Joe King, Johnny King, and Jeff King; and nephew, Jimmy Don King.

Those left behind to cherish his memory are his wife, Dollie Gable King; daughter, Jana Love and husband, Steve; grandchildren, Savana Love, Brittany King, Brent King and wife, Jessika; daughter-in-law, Lisa King; sister-in-law, Joyce King; brother-in-law, Robert Gable and wife, June; sisters-in-law, Mary Ford, Johnnie Gable, Jane Jayroe, Judy Wilkins; and numerous nephews, nieces and friends as well as his beloved dog, CJ.

Pallbearers will be his nephews: Bill King, Dwayne King, Gary King, Johnny King, Charles Fosdik and Richard Ferlet.

Brent King, Brad Ford, Brod Jayroe, John Ueda, James Beckham and Daniel Beauchamp will serve as honorary pallbearers.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, June 23rd, 2019 | 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Sunday, June 23rd, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    OakCrest Funeral Home
    4520 Bosque Boulevard
    WACO, TX 76710
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  • Service

    Monday, June 24th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Monday, June 24th, 2019 10:00am
    OakCrest Funeral Home
    4520 Bosque Boulevard
    WACO, TX 76710
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  • Interment

    Lorena Cemetery
    846 S. Front Rd
    LORENA, TX 76655
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Posted at 02:32pm
Jana, Dolie and family,

I am so sorry for your loss. I can still see Jessie at the HOTF/Red Barn just smiling away. He was always smiling. I know he brought joy to all those around him (Jana!) It was no secret Dollie was the love of his life either. He always had a twinkle in his eyes when he spoke of her. He was such a good man. May God walk with you and your family during this time of need and know Jessie is smiling down on your always.

Kim Hale

Teresa Cassidy

Posted at 02:02pm
Dollie and Family,
We at Seniors Complete Insurance are so sad to hear that Jesse passed away.
We would like the family to know that it has been an honor to serve Jesse with his insurance needs for the last 8 years.
We know that he is going to be missed greatly.
May the peace of our Lord and the memories of Jesse provide you comfort in this time.
God bless you all!

Teresa Cassidy & Staff

Julie Armstrong

Posted at 09:50am
So sorry for your loss. Julie, Elizabeth, and Sarah
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Lue Ann

Posted at 01:09pm
Was surprised to see the notice about Jessie. So sorry for your loss Dollie. He will be good for heaven with joking and loving nature, no wonder he was called. I am in Arizona until late Tuesday or early Wednesday. Wanted you to know I have you and your family in my prayers and love you Lue Ann

Diane and Mark Hutcherson

Posted at 06:37pm
Jana and family, so sorry for your loss.

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