Wilson King, Sr. was born in Holdenville, Oklahoma on May 06, 1933
to Mary Pigeon Soweka. He passed at his home in Okmulgee, Oklahoma surrounded by family on Thursday, April 02, 2020 at the age of 86.
Wilson was second chief at Hickory Ground Ceremonial Ground. He was an active member and followed his traditional ways and attended stomp dances until his health failed.
He worked for Ryal School as custodian and bus driver for 32 years. Wilson also worked for many years as a deputy for the McIntosh County Sheriff's office.
You could always find Wilson outdoors gardening and tinkering around the yard. He enjoyed watching wrestling, was an avid Chicago Cubs fan, liked playing dominoes and especially loved family gatherings with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife Wanda (West) King, his mother, Mary (Pigeon) Soweka, an uncle, John Pigeon, grandson, Anthony Thomas, sister, Sally Wallace, and son-in-law Frank Bemore.
He is survived by nine children:
Linda Bemore, Allen King, Bobby King of the home;
Wilson King, Jr. and wife Karen of the Wilson Community;
JoAnn Harjo and Steve Wind of Okmulgee;
Dewayne King of Morris;
Lisa Sands and Clifford of Okemah;
Jimmy King and Dana of Weleetka;
Christine King and Charley Hicks of Henryetta;
A brother, Larry Joe Soweka;
Eighteen grandchildren, thirty-seven great grandchildren, & a host of other family & friends.
Pallbearers are Travis King, Corey King, Creighton Barnoski, Matthew King, Clifton Sands and Charlie Hicks.
Honorary pallbearers are, Scott King, Merle Kessee, Rocky Pigeon, Rodney James, Phillip Crawford, Trenton Barnoski, Cliffod Sands and Steve Wind.
Viewing was 2-5 pm Saturday at Integrity Chapel.
A private family wake, funeral service and burial was held at Hutchechuppa Church with interment in Hutchechuppa Church Cemetery under direction of Integrity Funeral Service.
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