COLLINSVILLE – Funeral services for Dr. Edward Wayne King, 77, will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at the First Baptist Church in Collinsville with Rev. Louella K. Williams, Rev. Jerry Davis and Ricky Patterson officiating.
Interment will follow at Collinsville Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Meador Funeral Home of Whitesboro. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, December 6th at the funeral home.
Dr. King passed away on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at Texoma Medical Center in Denison.
Dr. King was born on July 4, 1940 in Collinsville to Edward M. King and Louise (Midkiff) King. Graduating from Collinsville High School in 1958, he married Doris Ann Rector on September 26, 1959 in Collinsville. Wayne served in the United States Army from Feb. 3, 1960 to April 2, 1962. He earned a B.S. (1968), a M.Ed. (1970), and an Ed.D. (1978) from North Texas State University (UNT). His career in education began when he became principal, teacher, coach, and bus driver at Tioga I.S.D. and was followed by being high school principal of Collinsville High School. Twelve years serving in Region 10 Education Service Center’s Administrative Services Dept. preceded superintendencies in Hamlin I.S.D. and Howe I.S.D. from which he retired in Dec. 2000. Retirement lasted three months before he began working for J.R. Bankston as an educational consultant, working his second stint at Reg. 10 ESC and serving as interim superintendent at S&S, Collinsville, Tioga and Walnut Bend, which was his last job before leaving the field of education in May 2015.
Dr. King was honored when the Howe I.S.D. school board named the library of the new high school the Dr. Edward “Wayne” King Library. He accepted that honor on behalf of an excellent faculty and staff who made it possible for him to do his job.
Dr. King was presently serving as chairman of the board for Texoma Educators FCU, and a board member with the Collinsville Education Foundation. He had served on various boards, including Grayson County Appraisal District, Grayson County Volunteer Health Clinic, Junior Achievement, and The Rehab Center. He had represented school administrators on the State Commissioner of Education’s Board of Directors for Reg. 14 ESC and, again, for Reg. 10 ESC.
He found joy in supporting all student activities and watching students grow to become productive citizens and members of our society.
Dr. King was a Christian and loved his family (especially his great-granddaughters) and friends, morning coffee at the DC Store, farming and working with his cattle, and spent many hours on “his” zero-turn.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Doris Ann King; a daughter, Cynthia Ann Kays of McKinney; grandsons, Derek Mark Kays and wife, Mandy, and Micheal Anthony Kays and wife, Leandra; great-granddaughters, Lynnlee Noel, Zoey Nicole, Chase Elizabeth, Andi Ryann, and Bryndel Jean; chosen great-granddaughters, Charlee Grace and Jolee Faith; sisters, Sandra Williams and husband, Donald, Linda Jurecka and husband, Frankie, and Lola Beth Thomas, all of Collinsville; brothers, Keith King of Denton, Kenneth King and Bobby King, both of Collinsville; two aunts, Jean Harman of San Angelo, and Glenda Cagle and husband, Neal of Grand Prairie; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ed and Louise King.
Pallbearers will be Derek Kays, Micheal Kays, Mark Kays, Karey Kyle, Monte Endres, and Darryl Carney.
Honorary Pallbearers will be his brothers, Keith King, Kenneth King, and Bobby King.
The family wishes to thank the Texoma Medical Center ICU staff and Dr. Sumner for their excellent care during the last two weeks. Special thanks go to Dr. Kable for her excellent pulmonary care and to Dr. Amy Wilson at Baylor Health and Rehab for over twelve years of guidance.
In lieu flowers, the family requests donations be made in his memory to the school library or scholarship fund of your choice or the Collinsville Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 323, Collinsville, TX 76233.