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Marjorie "Margie" King


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Marjorie "Margie" King Obituary
Marjorie (Margie) Hendrix King, 94, of Sweetwater, died Wednesday, March 18, 2015.
Margie was born at the family homestead on Sept. 18, 1920 to Elsie and Homer Hendrix. She graduated from Nolan-Divide School in 1939 and received a degree from Durham Business College in Austin in 1940. She later met and married Walter Lee King on Feb. 2, 1941. Margie and Walter Lee had four children. During the early years of their marriage, they lived in Seattle, Washington, Lake Charles, Louisiana, and all over Texas from McAllen to Dalhart. In 1954, they moved back to the Abilene-Sweetwater area and remained there for the rest of their lives. Margie loved gardening, playing the piano and cooking. She always had the most beautiful yard and loved sharing plants with friends. She played the piano by ear and could play anything if she heard the tune first. She was a pianist for many years at Nolan Baptist Church. She was famous for her chocolate pies and so proud when they sold for $40 each at local fundraisers. One of her greatest memories was when she and a friend had Children's Church. She loved seeing "her kids" and was so proud of the young adults they became.
Margie was preceded in death by her parents, Homer Frederick and Elsie Everett (Estes) Hendrix; husband, Walter Lee King; daughter, Sue Ann King; grandson, David Jerry Triska, Jr.; and great-grandson, Eddie Lawrence Keiser III.
Margie is survived by three children, Edwin Lee King and wife Judy of Sweetwater, Linda Triska and husband David of Maryneal and Jimmy King and wife Michelle of San Antonio. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, Tamara Vannarsdall and husband Brian of Greenfield, Indiana, Douglas King and wife Laura of Sweetwater, Debra Keiser and husband Larry of McKinney, Michele Triska-Wright and husband Jason of Frisco, Landon King and wife Staci of Sweetwater and Olivia, Christopher and Emily King of San Antonio. She is also survived by six great-grandchildren, Erika Vannarsdall, Brad Vannarsdall, Jordyn Keiser, Barrett Wright, Bailey Wright and Braden Wright.
Over the last five years, Margie imparted words of wisdom to family and friends who attended her birthday parties. She wanted everyone to remember to love one another as God loves them. She stressed the importance of being at peace with oneself, with God and with one another. She told everyone to live a good Christian life everyday (not just on Sunday) and reminded us that you never know when someone is watching you. She reminded everyone to let grudges go because it is impossible to be at peace when we hold onto them. And finally, Margie wanted all of us to slow down and pray for one another. We will love her and miss her until we meet again!
Visitation will be held Saturday, March 21, from 6-8 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater. Service will be held Sunday, March 22, at 2 p.m. at McCoy Chapel of Memories.
Graveside service will follow at Nolan Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Joe Bob Ussery, Cody Shamblin, Jayden Jones, Barrett Wright, Matthew Meyer, Riley Meyer, Sean Morrow and Kelly Wehba.
Honorary pallbearers will be Rhiney Hyde, Bob Petty, Junior Ussery and Dewayne Morgan.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.mccoyfh.com.
Published in Sweetwater Reporter on Mar. 21, 2015
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