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Clois King

April 16, 1935 ~ January 29, 2021 (age 85)


Clois King, 85, of Tecumseh, Oklahoma passed from this life Friday, January 29, 2021 at his home. 

He was born April 16, 1935 to Frank and Ada (Taylor) King in Wetumka, Oklahoma.  

Clois was raised in Wetumka and graduated from Wetumka High School.  He has lived in Tecumseh since 1966. 

He proudly served his country in the Army National Guard. 

He married LaDonna Upton on August 4, 1958 in Tecumseh, Oklahoma. 

Clois started his career in the Oilfield and Pipeline industry. In 1966 he went to work for his father-in-law at Upton’s Garage in Tecumseh where he was a respected and trusted auto mechanic. In 1975 he took ownership of Upton’s Garage and changed the name to King’s Garage which he owned and operated until he retired in 2014.  

He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church for many years.  Clois enjoyed mowing yards for Eddy Parker for 25 years.  He loved to garden, grill, make homemade ice-cream, watch old westerns and tell old stories.  He enjoyed his dogs, Dutchess and Mollie. He especially loved spending time with his grandkids, most of all he loved LaDonna. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; Frank and Ada King; and 4 sisters; and 1 brother. 

Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 62 ½ years, LaDonna King of the home; 2 daughters, Terri and Johnny Barnhart of Mt. Juliet, TN and Tracy and Rick Little Axe of Little Axe, OK; son, Troyce and Dana King of Shawnee, OK; 9 grandchildren, Cortney Barnhart, Jordan Barnhart, Sarah Barnhart, Jarad Barnhart, James Daniels, Jennifer Daniels, Jon Derek Myers, Reagan King and Lauren King; 18 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; 3 brothers-in-law, Clarence “Bud” Upton, Larry and Lorene Upton and Garry Upton and Rhonda Gwinn; 2 sisters-in-law, Virginia Upton and Maggie Upton; numerous nieces, nephews and other extended family and many friends. 

Memorial Service will be 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at Cooper Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Phil Thompson, Liberty Baptist Church and Eddy Parker officiating under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh. Please join the celebration of Clois’s life through Cooper Funeral Home’s Facebook page for live streaming of the service.

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Memorial Service
February 2, 2021

10:00 AM
Cooper Funeral Home Chapel
210 W. Walnut
Tecumseh, OK 74873

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