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Monday July 26th, 2021
5:00pm - 8:00pm

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Bloomfield Cemetery
Tuesday July 27th, 2021

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Gary Bruce King

Gary Bruce King son of William (Bill) and Alice Quick King was born August 12, 1945 in Watts, Oklahoma and departed this life on July 23, 2021 at the Veterans Center in Claremore, Oklahoma at the age of 75 years, 11 months and 11 days old.

Serving with honors in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, he was a truck driver who loved to fish, set trout lines and was a big joker wherever he was.  He loved to tease and kid and could see the funny side of any situation.  

He married Judy Helen Butler on May 14, 1971 in Stilwell, Oklahoma and they became the proud parents of 2 sons.  Judy preceded Garry in death on July 21, 2016.

He is survived by his sons, Alan and his wife Sandy and Kevin.  5 grandchildren, Elissa, Bradley, Jarrod, David and William.  2 sisters, Mona Sue Janes and Arlene Tonsing. A sister-n-law, Reta Balmain and brother-n-law Ronald Butler.  A number of great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and a host of relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Judy, 3 brothers,  Don, Curtis (Pete) and Jack.   One sister Betty Dorsett.

Visitation will be held at the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home on Monday, July 26,2021 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm.

Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, at 10:00am at the Bloomfield Cemetery near Gentry, Arkansas. Arrangements are entrusted to the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home of Siloam Springs. To sign the online guestbook please go to www.backstrom-pyeatte.com.


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A candle was lit in memory of Gary Bruce King

Kimberly Whitmire Jul 30 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Gary Bruce King

VIRGINIA JORDAN Jul 28 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Gary Bruce King

Anna Balmain Jul 26 2021 12:00 AM

He was my hero and teacher when he taught me how to drive a truck his handle was river rat and he was the best driver I have ever seen I love and miss you dad thank you for everything you taught me your loving son Kevin

Kevin Jul 24 2021 12:00 AM