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.