Graveside service for Zenobia King, age 94, of Cooper will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, November 21, 2020. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 P.M. on Friday, November 20, 2020 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home. Mrs. King passed away peacefully at the age of 94 on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.
Born September 4, 1926 in Langley, Arkansas, Zenobia often talked of the hills of Arkansas and riding horseback to the one room school she attended. She loved working with her hands and family members were blessed to receive hand-made quilts and her embroidered needlework as gifts. Her love for her family was obvious to everyone in the photos of her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and even great-great grandchildren that covered her walls. In her early years, she was a carhop at Ann’s Drive-In and later operated her own fish restaurant for several years where her hush puppies were a popular favorite. Zenobia loved dogs and enjoyed raising them. She is remembered for her deep love for her family. Her life was not an easy one, but she rarely complained. Her personality was marked by a mildness and humility. And although she endured much hardship in her life, she was always willing to fulfill her calling to help any member of her family. She was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church.
She is survived by her children; Sue Simpson of Redwater, Texas; Arlene Coffman and her husband, Truitt of Campbell, Texas; Tony Wright and his wife, Pam; of Eighty-Eight, Kentucky; Lou Wright and his wife, Gina of Lone Star, Texas; twelve grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, 10 great-great grandchildren. In her later years, she was close to her great-great granddaughter, Grace Coffman.
Zenobia was preceded by her parents, Lewis Mathis Jones and Martha Jane Jester, five sisters, 3 brothers, and her two-year-old son, James Earl.