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Obituary for Arliss C. King

Arliss C. King, age 89, died September 13, 2017 in Norman, OK. He was born March 14, 1928 in Hinton, OK to Luther and Beulah Mae (Shumate). He was a graduate of Moore High School. Arliss was a captain on the Oklahoma City Fire Department and retired in 1975. His true passion in life was farming, alfalfa and cattle. His hobby was working on his model T’s and spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his parents. Arliss is survived by his wife Roseann (Drabek) of 71 years, daughter Phyliss Douglas and husband Danny, son Clint King and wife Janet, grandkids; Stephanie Stanfill and husband Mitch, Travis King and wife Audra, Rebecca Durbin and husband Jim, Tanessa Atkinson and husband Josh, Hillary King and Haley King. Also by great-grandchildren; Joshua and Danielle Stanfill, Ava, Stella and Hazel King, Isabella and Jordan Perkins and Olivia and Alexander Atkinson. Funeral Services will be 2:00pm Friday, September 15, 2017 at McNeil’s Funeral Service Mustang, OK with burial to follow at Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

.Rebecca – granddaughter
As a child, I can remember being on the farm all the time. Sites such as Papaw on the tractor out in the field, watching us play from his chair, viewing Price is Right and the evening news, seeing him eat one type of food at a time from his plate, sitting in his shop, being in the “chair swing,” overalls and plaid shirts, the wind-mill Teeter Totter, Christmas time at the farm, being up in his lap with a book, the coins he kept for us on his dresser, walking us out to the car, putting mamals bobby pins and clips in this hair when he fell asleep in his living room chair, the many hugs and his face when the grandkids arrived. I remember smells like fish, tool grease, cows, the barn, wheat and hay, and all the dinners we ate together at the kitchen bar. I remember sounds such as the big dump truck, the red motor cycle and little tractor, “BINGO”, the sound of more family arriving as he looked out the window to see who was coming up the drive on the rocks, the tools he would use and him hollering for Mamal.

The site I will keep with me always is how his whole face smiled – not just his mouth – but all of it and mostly his eyes.

The smell I will remember is that of someone that worked hard using his hands, his tools and his talents.

The sound I will forever cherish is him saying, “Papal loves you.”


Danielle – Great-granddaughter

“He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley,I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” Psalm 24:2-4
We lost one of the most hard working and ornery men I’ve ever known. Papal, I am so blessed to be able say I got to love and be loved by my great grandpa for 21 whole years. I’ll never forget the softball games I got to look over and see you cheering me on at, my only horse, all the times “chasing” the cattle, the chickys, the fishing and feeding the fish, josh shooting you in the belly with the B.B. gun, teaching me to drive in the pasture and scaring the daylights out of mamal, all the Barney movies you endured and games you stayed up to play with mamal and I, watching the 10 o’clock news and you apologizing for what the world was already becoming, and oh so much more. I will cherish you for always and think of you forever.. These last few days I realized looking back just how much my personality is like yours and my mom’s. God needed you after almost 90 years of work and service. And over 71 years of loving our mamal. We will take care of her. Such good care of her. And thank you for giving me grandma I’d be lost at sea without her as well.


Isabella - Great-granddaughter

I remember how he let me shave his beard. He didn’t even flinch. I had no idea what I was doing … I was like 6 years old! But he let me.

I played dolls at their house. I would ask Papaw which outfit my doll should wear and he would point and pick one for me.

I will always remember overalls & plaids shirts and how he would talk in 3rd person and say, “Papaw loves you.”


Jordyn – Great-granddaughter

I remember Christmas time with Papaw and watching “Are you smarter than a 5th grader.” He would say, “Papaw loves you.”


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Visitation

Thursday

14

Sep

1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
McNeil's Funeral Service

525 West Highway 152
PO Box 1616
Mustang, OK 73064

Family will be here to greet from 5:00pm-7:00pm

Service

Friday

15

Sep

2:00 PM
McNeil's Funeral Service

525 West Highway 152
PO Box 1616
Mustang, OK 73064

Cemetery Details

Location

Resthaven Memory Gardens

500 SW 104 St.
Oklahoma City, OK. 73139

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