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Gary King

November 25, 1950 — April 19, 2024

Gary Lynn King, born on November 25, 1950, in Tulsa, OK, to J. B. and Virginia King, passed away peacefully on April 19, 2024, he was 73. Gary was a beloved husband, father, and cherished member of his community.

The foundation of Gary's life was built upon the enduring love shared between his parents, J.B. and Virginia, who celebrated over 50 years of marriage. Together, they raised a loving family, fostering a bond that endured through the generations, including their two sons, Jack and Gary.

Raised in Tulsa, Gary experienced an idyllic childhood, enriched by the nurturing care of his family. His passion for music ignited at an early age, leading to the gift of his first guitar from his father at the tender age of 13. From then on, music became an inseparable part of his life, as he spent countless hours honing his craft with the radio as his faithful companion.

As he matured, Gary's adventurous spirit led him to embrace various hobbies, including his love for motorcycles, earning him a cherished membership in the Harley Owners Group. An avid outdoorsman, he found solace and exhilaration in kayaking, embarking on memorable journeys, such as tracing the path of Lewis and Clark along the Missouri River in North Dakota.

After graduating from Memorial High School, Gary pursued higher education at Oklahoma State University, laying the groundwork for a successful career ahead. He dedicated ten years of his life to Unit Rig Corporation, where his hard work and dedication earned him the position of Manager, After Market Sales for South America. This role afforded him the opportunity to explore distant lands, including Peru and Chile, enriching his life with diverse experiences and cultures.

Subsequently, Gary transitioned to Flight Safety International, where he served as a Logistics Engineer for 19 years, contributing significantly to the company's achievements. However, his most profound act of devotion came when he chose to retire to care for his father, who battled Alzheimer's Disease. Gary's selflessness and unwavering love provided comfort to his father, bringing warmth to his final years.

Beyond his professional endeavors, Gary's heart overflowed with compassion and generosity, exemplified by his steadfast support of St. Jude's Children's Hospital. His faith was an integral part of his life, as evidenced by his membership and ordainment as a Deacon and Elder at the First Presbyterian Church in Sapulpa, OK, where he served faithfully for a decade.

Gary was preceded in death by his beloved parents and recently by his dear brother, Jack King. He is survived by his devoted spouse, Andrea, and lovingly remembered by his stepchildren, Joe and Traci Wheeler, Megan and Daniel Price, and his cherished grandson, Judah Thomas Price.

In celebrating Gary's life, let us remember him with joy and love. His spirit now rests in the arms of the Lord, embraced by His Grace, forever cherished in our hearts.

A memorial service will be held on 3:00PM Thursday May 2, 2024 at New Haven Presbyterian Church in Tulsa, OK.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the caring professionals at Schaudt's Tulsa Funeral Service, located at 5757 S. Memorial Drive, Tulsa, OK 74145. For those unable to attend in person, expressions of sympathy, cherished memories, and messages of comfort may be shared with the family online at www.schaudtfuneralservice.com.

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Celebration of Life

Thursday, May 2, 2024

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

New Haven Presbyterian Church

5603 S New Haven Ave, Tulsa, OK 74135

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