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A Celebration of Life for Jack N. King, 89, Drummond, is 11 a.m. Thursday, June 15, 2017, at Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home. The Rev. Jim Edmison will officiate. Burial follows in Del Norte Cemetery, Drummond.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home 10 a.m. to service time on Thursday, June 15, 2017.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home, Enid.
Jack was born July 14, 1927, in Salina, Kan., to Francis and Nana Marguerite (Stephens) King, and passed away Saturday, June 10, 2017, surrounded by his loving family at his home in Drummond.
Jack served his country in both the United States Army and the United States Navy. He served in the Navy during WWII from 1945 to 1946. During the Korean War, he served with the Army from 1951 to 1953.
Before going into the Army, he married Leona Baugher on Nov. 27, 1950, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Following his military service, he and Kenneth Baugher formed Baugher and King Drilling and ran it from 1953 until 1966. He farmed from 1966 until 1988. He worked in the oilfield in the Enid area, until he retired in 2002.
He enjoyed spending time with his family, attending his grandkids' ballgames, fishing, and building things in his shop using his lathe, and creating working miniature models of steam engines and Ft. Worth Cable Tool rigs.
He also enjoyed riding his motorcycle. Jack enjoyed life to the fullest, working hard, playing hard, and spending time with his family.
Jack is preceded in death by his parents, son Randy King; father-in-law Kenneth Baugher, mother-in-law Mable Baugher, brother-in-law Mick Baugher, and sister-in-law Norma Miller.
He is survived by his wife Leona, of the home in Drummond; three children, son Rick King and wife Becky, of Garnett, Kan.; son Steve King and wife Betty, of Drummond; daughter Jackie Ekman and husband Daryl of Drummond; eleven grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces, nephews, and many friends.
Memorials in Jack's name may be made to the Drummond Fire Department, with Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home serving as custodian of the funds.
Condolences may be made and services viewed online at www.LadusauEvans.com.
Published on June 12, 2017
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