Patricia “Gayle” King of Bunnell, Florida, formerly of Rolla, Missouri, was born on August 14, 1949 in Newburg, Missouri to the late Earl and Lorene (Bonebrake) Henson and passed away on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at the age of 71 years, 4 months and 1 day.
Patricia was baptized in 1956 and became a member of the Big Piney Baptist Church in 1957.
Patricia, whom most people knew as Gayle, worked at Zeno’s for many years, where she not only served you your meal, but also served you a smile and warm conversation, she had many regular customers that would come and ask to be seated in her area. She raised her children in Rolla, Missouri before embarking on her new adventure.
She moved to Florida in June 1981. She enjoyed the sun and the beach and took a job at Palm Coast Data as a print press operator. She worked for the company for 20 years.
While in Florida she met Michael King and they were married in 1995.
She had many hobbies and interests over the years including reading, crocheting, and gardening. She also loved mowing the grass with her husband, bird watching and playing with her dog Cocoa.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Lorene Henson; sisters, Betty Davis, and Earlene Lewis; and brother-in-law, Earnest Davis.
She is survived by her husband, Michael King of the home; children, Elaine Bourland and husband Charles of St. James, Missouri, Donna Murphy and significant other Matt Whiteley of Doolittle, Missouri, Larry Murphy and partner Christian Jessen of Rolla, Missouri and Tina Bradley and husband Keith of Knoxville, Tennessee; adopted son, Christopher Hinkle of Rolla, Missouri; grandchildren, Alisha Bourland of Columbia, Missouri, Lorena Zachery and husband TJ of Lebanon, Missouri, Matthew Smith and wife Amanda of St. Robert, Missouri, Megan Drew and husband Johnny of Doolittle, Missouri, John Tekstar of Knoxville, Tennessee and Paige Tekstar of Knoxville, Tennessee; great grandchildren, Zoey, Reagan, Jackson and Landon Zachery, McKenzie and Marrissa Drew, Adalynn and Rylan Smith, Channing Theilen and Beckham Breshears; siblings, Leon (Mudd) Henson and wife Irene of Springfield, Missouri; brother-in-law, Bill Lewis of Newburg, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at the Rolla Chapel of the James & Gahr Mortuary in Rolla, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at the Rolla Chapel of the James & Gahr Mortuary with Reverend Christian Jessen officiating.
Interment was at the Pilot Knob Cemetery in Rolla, Missouri with Christopher Hinkle, Rick Ellis, Matt Smith, Johnny Drew, Keith Bradley and TJ Zachery serving as pallbearers.
Arrangements under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary in Rolla, Missouri.