Doris Faye King, 90, passed peacefully into her savior’s arms Oct. 13, 2015. Born Aug. 11, 1925, in Brownfield, Texas, to Austin and Drucilla Spivey, Doris was a devoted wife and mother who also found time to earn an associate’s degree in nursing.
With nursing skills and a maternal instinct, she raised her five sons in Odessa, Texas, moving to Central Texas with her husband, Robert, in 1980.
Doris was an accomplished artist and seamstress as well as a dedicated volunteer for the Hoover Valley Volunteer Fire Department. Her church brought her much joy and comfort, and she was a devout and active member of several Primitive Baptist Church congregations.
Her cooking was legendary, and her family, friends and fellow congregants were frequent and happy recipients of the many delicious creations from her kitchen. Of special note were her chocolate cream pies, which have been imitated but never replicated. A true Texas girl and an avid football fan, Doris loved the Longhorns and the Dallas Cowboys and spent many fall afternoons juggling food service while cheering on her teams.
Doris was preceded in death by the love of her life and husband of 51 years, Robert J. King, sister Iva and brother Leroy.
She was blessed with and is survived by her five sons, Michael and Bonnie King of Killeen, Robert Jr. and Lisa King of Dripping Springs, Anthony and Sue King of Uhland, Mark and LauraAnn King of Leesburg, Virginia, and Daniel King of Edna; as well as sister Violet Dyess; 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
A service is 11 a.m. Oct. 19 at Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Home, 900 Industrial Blvd. in Kingsland, (325) 388-6767, followed by interment at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park on Park Road 4 in Burnet County. In lieu of flowers, Doris would have been touched if any donations were made to Bethel Primitive Baptist Church in McMahan.
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