Gilbert King Jr.

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Gilbert Louis King passed away peacefully in his sleep early Saturday morning, May 30, 2015. He is survived by his only child, Phyllis K. King, of Conroe. Other survivors include sister-in-law, Marie Eads of Lakeway, Texas, and nephews, Mark Eads of Ft. Worth and Jimmy Eads of Austin. Gilbert was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Jean Marie (Eads) King and his parents, Gilbert "Bert" and Florence King.

Born in Willis, Texas, July 13, 1925 Gilbert is a life long resident of Montgomery County. He attended Conroe ISD schools and graduated from Conroe High School. He joined the Army Air Corps during WWII and throughout his life was extremely patriotic and proud to have served his county. Gilbert worked for Superior Oil Company during the "oil boom," stayed with that same company for 39 years, and retired from Superior during the time Mobil purchased them.

Gilbert was very active throughout his life, enjoying bowling, water skiing, shooting and hunting, camping, yard work and rebuilding cars. He planned, remodeled and built everything from his home on Silverdale to an underground fall-out shelter to a multi-level barn to store all his tools.

He is still remembered fondly for designing the elementary PTA "haunted pirate's cove" and being able to make the fanciest firecracker with the loudest bang, set off outside the city limits, of course.

Jean and Gilbert married in the First United Methodist Church, Downtown Conroe on April 4, 1947 and attended regularly until they became members in 1955. Gilbert remained an active member of FUMC, participating in the Men's Bible Breakfast, Brown Bag Lunch Bunch, serving on the Church board, as a past usher, and as a member of the Meandering Methodists, Amazing Grays, and Beacon Sunday School Class. Lately he could be seen at church "walking the halls" almost every day for physical and spiritual exercise.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 am June 29, 2015, in the Sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church - Conroe, 4308 West Davis Street, Conroe, Texas 77304. A reception will follow.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Gilbert's name to the First United Methodist Church of Conroe at 4308 West Davis Street, Conroe, Texas 77304 or to the Heritage Museum of Montgomery County at P.O. Box 2262 Conroe, TX 77305-2262.


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