King, William H.

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March 10, 1929 - November 29, 2019

King, William H.

William Howard King quietly passed away on November 29, 2019 in Kingwood, Texas. Bill, as he was known, was born on March 10, 1929 in San Francisco, CA to William and Grace King. He attended San Jose State University and graduated with a degree in Accounting. While at SJS he met the love of his life, Jane Moose, and married on January 23, 1955 in Pacific Grove, CA. Soon after,  they started their lives together in Fort Worth, Texas while Bill was serving in the United States Air Force as a Flight Engineer.

After leaving the Air Force, Bill joined the accounting firm of Touche Ross Bailey and Smart in San Francisco and the couple moved back to California. After 22 years with Macy’s California, Bill retired as a Vice President and set his sights on playing as much golf as possible. After a move to Wilsonville, OR, Bill became very involved in the Oregon Golf Association where he was a Rules Official for ten years; he even earned the prestigious Distinguished Service Award. Bill enjoyed traveling extensively with Jane throughout Europe and didn’t miss an opportunity to play some of the great golf courses in Scotland and England. He was a former longtime member of the Olympic Club in San Francisco and both Oswego Lake Country Club and Charbonneau Golf Club.

Bill is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Jane King, and their daughter, Karen Emery, and son-in-law Paul Emery.


His smiling face will be missed by all.


Service Information

A graveside service will be held at Houston National Cemetery on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 11:15 am for Mr. William Howard King. Attendees are asked to arrive in Lane 2 for interment.

***Upon entering the cemetery, on the right hand side are two long lanes. Lane 2 will be on the far right-hand side. If you have any questions, we at Darst Funeral Home can answer any question you may have.

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