Funeral service for Malcolm S. King, age 92, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Chapel with Harvey Fails and Shane Carrington officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Lawn Cemetery with Kyle Goolsby, Corey Oldbury, Fred Kemp, Bill Wilkinson, Dustin Soeder and Brent Oldbury serving as pallbearers and Brad Oldbury, David Ford, Darrell Ford, Robert Morgan and George Walker serving as honorary pallbearers. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.
Malcolm passed away peacefully in his home on March 4, 2017. Malcolm was born to Agnes (Bushnell) King and Elijah Augustus King in Lake Charles, Louisiana in 1924. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who was passionate about his faith and his life’s work. Malcolm served for more than 60 years as a Minister of the gospel of Christ and continued preaching for various area churches of Christ until his 90th birthday. Prior to becoming a minister, he enjoyed various careers including Able-Bodied Seaman in the US Merchant Marines, where he traveled the world and had the incredible experiences of steering a tanker ship through the Panama Canal and surviving a hurricane at sea off the Cape of Good Hope. In his spare time, there was nothing Malcolm enjoyed more than fishing or having a cup of coffee with a new friend (and it seemed as though he made a new one almost every day). Malcolm never allowed physical disabilities or pain to stop him from being an attentive and devoted husband, son, father and minister spreading the gospel of Christ. He was quick with a joke, had an infectious laugh, was accepting of others (faults and all) and was a joy to be around.
Malcolm is survived by his wife of 68 years, Maxine King; daughters, Shirley Goolsby and husband Richard Goolsby, Melissa Lynne King and husband Steve Stansbery; grandchildren, Kyle Goolsby and wife Julie Goolsby, Katy Lee Kemp and husband Fred Kemp; great grandchildren, Faith Hannah Goolsby, Eleanor Ruth Goolsby, Grey David Kemp and Birdie Mae Kemp.
Arrangements are under the direction of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.