Jimmie King

Cpl Jimmie W King was assigned to the 301st BG 352nd Squadron.

November 28, 2007

James Wilson 'J.W.' King

James Wilson "J.W" King, 91, passed away at his home on November 26, 2007, due to heart failure. J.W. was born on October 31, 1916 to A.G. King and "Mag" Holloway King in Lexington, Oklahoma.

J.W. enjoyed every minute of his life. He was apart of the "Great Generation." He was proud to have served his country in overseas active duty from January 1942 through September 1945. He told stories about the war to anyone who was interested. He served in the Army Air Corps as part of the 301st Bomb Group, 352nd Squadron, 8th, 12th and 15th AAF. Shortly before he shipped out, he took an "under the wire" pass at Fort Dix, N.J. He called Inez Murnan back in Oklahoma and asked her if she'd wait and marry him when he returned, and the answer was yes. The couple exchanged letters over the next few years, but didn't see or talk to each other during the war. When he returned from the war they married on September 22, 1945 and remained married to Inez for the next 62 years. The couple had three children Mary Ann, Jim "Sky" and Sandra.

J.W. worked as an aeronautical electrician and a farmer in Noble, OK. He retired in 1973 from the FAA after 26 years of federal service.

J.W. spent the remainder of his retirement with his wife Inez Murnan King. Together they loved to garden. J.W. always had a dog that he liked to take on outings. J.W. was in great health and had his witty sense of humor up until the day he passed away.

J.W. was preceded in death by his parents and his siblings: Myrtle Treat, Paul King, Arwil King, Thomas King, Jeanne Stewart and Bob King. He is also preceded in death by two children Mary Ann King and Jim "Sky" King.

He is survived by his wife Inez Murnan King, a daughter Sandra Holasek and her husband Godfrey Jr. and their children, Trina Gibbins and her husband Brock, Crystal Clarbour and her husband Ryan, Tracy McGovern and her husband Kyle, Jason Holasek and his wife Elise, Brandon Holasek Brian Holasek and granddaughter Amy James. He also has 8 great-grandchildren: Averie, Reece and Landon Gibbins, Aiden and Ashton Clarbour, Alexis and Taylor Vance and Tristin Holasek.

Services will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Chapel in Noble, Oklahoma. Pallbearers will be Godfrey Holasek Jr., Jason Holasek, Brandon Holasek, Brian Holasek, David King and Michael King. Honorary Pallbearers are Ted Holloway, Tommy King, Chris King, Paul King, Gary King, Bobby King and Jimmy C. King. Interment will be at Noble IOOF Cemetery under the direction of Memorial Chapel Funeral Service of Noble.

4/6/1943 Presidential Unit Citation
2/25/1944 DUC
4/6/1943 DUC Presidential Unit Citation

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