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Benny Jo King

September 7, 1929 — May 3, 2021

Benny Jo King, 91, Altus, passed away on Monday, May 3, 2021. Services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, May 7, 2021 in the Kincannon Memorial Chapel with Pastor Doug Altom officiating. Interment will follow at the Altus City Cemetery under the direction of Kincannon Funeral Home and Cremation Service. The King family will greet friends beginning at 10 a.m. prior to the service Friday.

Benny Jo was born on September 7, 1929 to Claude and Dovie Ann (Bland) Higgins in Quinton, Oklahoma. Benny Jo and her three brothers and two sisters were reared in the small town. There she attended school and was saved and baptized at the First Baptist Church. Benny Jo and Jessie Ray King were married July 1, 1944 in McAlester, Oklahoma. From this union they were blessed with two precious children, a daughter, Betty Joan and a son, Bobby Ray. Benny Jo and Jessie Ray spent 62 happy, wonderful years together. They moved to southwest Oklahoma in 1949 where Jessie engaged in farming, later moving to Elmer, Oklahoma in 1972. Benny Jo was a home maker and enjoyed every minute of it. Loving and taking care of her two precious children was her hearts delight! As they grew, and the years passed, they married and had children of their own and Benny Jo and Jessie Ray spent many happy days with their wonderful grandchildren. She enjoyed all the family gatherings and there were many over the years. They were a very close and loving family. She loved helping Jessie Ray in the garden and preparing the big meals from their garden for the family. Holidays were special times for the family being together and Benny Jo thoroughly delighted in preparing the dinner. The children always reminded her of what kind of pies to bake and her home was always where the children loved to gather to enjoy one another. A prayer was always in her heart for all her wonderful family to be Christians and someday have a family reunion in heaven with precious Jesus and always be together, forever on that beautiful shore.

Benny Jo was preceded in death by her husband, Jessie Ray King; father, Claude Higgins; mother, Dovie Ann Higgins; two brothers, Manuel Higgins and Claude M. Higgins; two sisters, Marjorie Gragg and Mildred Chrestman.

She is survived by one daughter, Betty Kelly and husband, Larry; one son Bobby King and wife, Melinda; four grandchildren, Michael Kelly and wife, Jessica, Daryl Kelly and wife, Jennifer, and Bradley King and Brett King and wife, Allie; seven great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; a brother, Troy Higgins and wife, Elizabeth and many friends.

The family would like to thank the many friends and caretakers who loved, prayed and cared for our precious mother as her health declined. Online tributes may be made at
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