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Canyon Creek Presbyterian Church
3901 North Star Road
Richardson, Texas 75082
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John Lynn King of Garland, Texas, passed away peacefully on October 24, 2023, aged 80. He was born in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, on September 28, 1943, to Bryce Newton King and Patsy Ruth King.
He graduated from Lubbock High in 1961 and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas Tech in 1966. After serving in the Army for five years, including a tour of duty in Vietnam, he went on to earn an MBA from Pepperdine University in 1979 and a CPA in 1984.
John worked for Texas Instruments for many years and went on to serve as Chief Financial Officer for several local companies before retiring in 2009.
He is survived by his wife Marilyn Elaine King whom he married in 2016, as well as his brothers Thomas George King and Bryce Allen King, his sister Patty Ann Thompson, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother Bobby King.
John will be warmly remembered for his giving nature, always ready and willing to help neighbors, friends, family, and strangers. He had an especially soft heart for homeless people, quick to offer them help and encouragement. He and Marilyn were devoted supporters of Austin Street Center, in-person and otherwise. At Christmastime, instead of writing checks to help children receive gifts, he would insist on going to the toy store and all but buying it out, saying, “These children have nothing.”
Even when his position as company CFO involved mergers that inevitably displaced some workers, John worked hard to help them prepare their resumes and find new jobs.
His faith was strong, and he became not only a steady churchgoer after an old Army buddy invited him to accompany him to church, but a reliable and enthusiastic participant in church charitable and other events.
John’s family is grateful to Faith Presbyterian Hospice for his care in his final days.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Canyon Creek Presbyterian Church or the charity of your choice.
Published on Wednesday, November 8, 2023 @ 3:19 PM CDT