Mary Delphine South King

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March 9, 1938 - January 6, 2018

Services for Mary Delphine South King of Sundown, Texas, formerly of Roby, Texas will be held Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at the Roby Church of Christ with Brother Donnie Roye of Roby officiating. Burial is under the direction of Weathersbee- Ray Funeral Home, Rotan, Texas at the Roby Cemetery. Mary Delphine passed from this life Saturday, January 6. She was born March 9, 1938 in Rotan to Josephine and Clyde South. She graduated from Hobbs High School and was a member of the Church of Christ. She was married to Billy King on June 16, 1956 in Roby. She was secretary for the Fisher County Extension Agents in Roby for five years, and secretary and bookkeeper at Texas Tech University for 19 years until she retired. The most important people in her life were her husband of 61 years, their three sons, their wives, grandchildren, great grandchildren, brothers, and sisters-in-law, friends, and their puppies, Winston and Wrangler. She enjoyed watching her sons and grandchildren participate in sports, academic contests, and coaching endeavors. She is preceded in death by her parents, her eldest son, Randall Wayne King, her brothers, Charles Ray South and Lewis Wayne South, one sister, Joyce South, one sister-in-law, Barbara South, another sister-in-law, Barbara King, a niece, Debbie Pelton, nephews, Charlie Pelton and Chucky Leech, and one grandson, Justin Lynn King. She is survived by her husband, Billy Wayne King; one son from Sundown, Richard James King and wife, Emily, and their children, Brad and Whitney Coons, and their son Callum, Wade and Kara King, and Wyatt; and one son of Nicholasville, Kentucky, Robert Charles King and wife, Kimberly, and their daughters, Madison Lynn King and Bailee Lynn King, both of Nicholasville; a grandson from Dripping Springs, Christopher Randall King and wife, Tracy, and their children, Carter, Kynlee, Faith, Kyler, Camp, Mason, Matthew, Malachi, and Mabry; Christopher’s mother, Barbara King of Sweetwater and her children, Tim and Shannon Farnsworth of Anson, and great granddaughter, Mallory and husband Karl Wilcox of Abilene; brother-in-law, Cecil King, brotherin- law and wife, C.F. and Betty King of Tooele, Utah; and sister-in-law Chris South. Flowers and condolences may be offered at the Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home in Rotan, Texas.

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