James E. "Buddy" King

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ARLINGTON -- James Edward King, 80, passed away Friday, August 10, 2012 in Arlington. Graveside Service: 11:15 a.m. Tuesday at Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, Lane B. Memorials: First United Methodist Church, 313 N Center St., Arlington, TX 76011. Buddy was born in Shreveport, but grew up in Atlanta, TX. After graduating from Centenary College, he served in the Army. Buddy and his wife, Jane moved to Arlington in 1957. He worked in pipeline operations for Conoco and Fina retiring from both companies. He was a member of First United Methodist Church and the Arlington Senior Men's Golf Association. Buddy was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. James E. King and Mary E. King. Survivors: Wife, Jane; daughter, Mary King Hughes and husband, Kenneth of Waco; grandson, Preston King Hughes. Wade Family Funeral Home Arlington, 817-274-9233

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  1. I am very sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. King. I remember him fondly from my friendship with Mary in Jr. High and High School. I know he had a wonderful life and you will all miss him.
    Love, Martha (Moon) Heineman

  2. Hi Mary,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. We pray for peace and comfort as your remember the wonderful man your dad was.
    John, Kristy and Micah Wood

  3. Mary, Kenny and Preston, We love you!! Our hearts and prayers go out to you and the rest of your family. I know how much you loved your Daddy!!! We can celebrate his everlasting life!!!! Much love, The Whites

  4. Mary,
    I am so sorry for your loss. The daddy – daughter bond is so special and I know you will miss him a great deal. Please know that my family and I are praying for you and your family, asking for peace during this time.
    Kelly, Wallace, Rachel, and Abby Owens

  5. Hi Mary. I want to say that I’m sorry to hear about your dad. I’m sure he is a awesome guy.Please take comfort that this isn’t the end. Because of our Saviors wonderful atonement,you will see him again.There is always the part of us that wants to keep our loved ones here, but our Father in Heaven needs us so that we can plan for the eternities.Life does not end here. Your father is going forward with the plan of salvation before this world was created.He chose the Saviors side, which is the right.I will keep you and your family in y prayers.

  6. Dear Mary,
    In this very difficult time our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I hope that love will be your comfort and your shield in the days to come.

  7. Jane, Mary, Kenny & Preston,

    We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. If there is anything we can do please let us know.

  8. Mary, Terry and I are saddened by the loss of your Daddy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your mother Jane, Kenny and Preston. Barbara

  9. My deepest condolences to the King family for your loss. Although I did not have the opportunity to meet Buddy, I know and work with his wonderful daughter, Mary. I know how much she felt blessed having him as a father. May God’s love surround your heavy hearts and provide you comfort with the memories of your time together.

  10. I’m so sorry. What can one say at times like these. Healing will come in time. Just rejoyce on the full life he as had. In time you will see the light of his wonderous life!

  11. So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Please let us know if there is anything we can do. See you soon.

  12. Mary…Our heart felt sympathies are with you and your family at this sad time. You are like a part of our extended family and our thoughts and prayers are with you always. Your father was a very lucky man to have such a wonderful daughter!

  13. Mary – My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time! May the memories bring you peace and the faith of everlasting life give you hope! Psalm 23
    Yours in Christ – Tammy

  14. I’m so very sorry for your loss. May happy memories bring you comfort at this sad time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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