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Shirley Ruth King

Shirley Ruth King, 77 of Vernon, Texas passed away on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, in Vernon, Texas.Services were held Friday, June 26, 2020 at 10 Sullivan Funeral Home Chapel. Offi ciating was Rev. Leonard Brothers. Interment was held at Eastview Cemetery under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home.Shirley was born Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1943 in Vernon, Texas. She was the daughter of the late James Fred Barnes and the late Muriel Buffi ngton Barnes. She married Donnie Lee King. Sr. on Feb. 28, 1959 in Vernon. He preceded her in death April 25, 2009. She had been a resident of Vernon all of her life. She attended Vernon schools, she loved fi shing and going to the casino. She was an avid Texas Ranger fan. She was a waitress. and she retired from Vernon State Hospital. She was a member of Eastside Baptist Church. Shirley is survived by her three sons, Freddie Wayne King and wife Carla of Vernon, Texas, Donnie Lee King, Jr. of Vernon, Texas and Jerry Ray King of Vernon, Texas; three daughters Renea Branin and husband Roy of Vernon, Texas; Candice Freeman and husband James of Vernon, Texas, and Jerria King and Carlos Avitia of Vernon, Texas; two brothers, Ferril Barnes of Arnett, Okla., and Kenneth Ray Barnes of Burleson, Texas; one sister, Lynn Garrett of Vernon, Texas; her grandchildren Randi Rodriguez and husband Miguel, Jeremy King and wife Megan, Collin King, Connor King, and Justin Hagerman and eight great-grandchildren.She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son Jeffery “Toots” King. Visitation was Thursday, June 25, 2020 at Sullivan Funeral Home.Online condolences may be made to the family at

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