Lynn Co. TXGenWeb

John Bone King


Confederate Veteran Dies At Home Of Daughter Near Slaton;
Well Known Here

Funeral services were conducted at Wilson Wednesday afternoon for John B. King, who died Monday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Neil Williams, near Slaton.

Deceased was buried with Masonic honors, the Masonic lodge of Tahoka, of which he was a member, having charge, and the funeral discourse was delivered by Dr. Jack Lewis, Presbyterian minister, of Lubbock.

Born in January, 1844, Grandpa King was 91 years old at the time of his death and probably the oldest person in Lynn County. Until recently, however, he had been active and nimble and apparently enjoying unusually good health for one of his advanced years.

For forty years Mr. King had been a resident of Lynn and neighboring counties, and in recent years he was a familiar figure on the streets of Tahoka.

A mere youth when the Civil War broke out, he did valiant service for the Confederacy in that terrific struggle, and was one of the few remaining Ex-Confederate veterans at the time of his death. While a mere lad he became a member of the Presbyterian Church and retained his membership therein until death removed him from the walks of men. For more than fifty years he had been a member of the Masonic fraternity and was a member of the lodge here at the time of his death.

In December, 1932, his wife and companion for more than 62 years died, leaving him alone during the past three years. He leaves surviving him the following sons and daughters: J.H. and J.O. King of the Dixie community in this county, H.C. King of Uvalde, and W.P. King of Lindrith, New Mexico; Mrs. Neil Williams of this county near Slaton, Mrs. E.J. McDaniel of Lindrith, New Mexico, and Mrs. H.M. Simpson of Arkansas, most of whom were present at the funeral.

Ripe in years and experience, a good man has gone to his reward.”

Contributed by John King.