Cover photo for Zenobia King's Obituary
Zenobia King Profile Photo
1926 Zenobia 2020

Zenobia King

September 4, 1926 — November 17, 2020

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.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Zenobia King, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, November 20, 2020

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home

419 Gilmer St, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Graveside Service

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Brigham Cemetery


Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 35

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree