Onis King died at his home in Nikiski on Friday, Sept. 6, 2002. He was 80.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at North Kenai Chapel in Nikiski with Brad Cason officiating. Burial will follow in McGahan Cemetery. A visitation will be held Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
Mr. King was born Sept. 21, 1921, in Broken Arrow, Okla. He served in the U.S. Air Corps in World War II. He moved to Nikiski in 1968 and was self-employed in the oil field industry, owning and operating AKCO Co. He retired in 1997.
He was a member of North Kenai Chapel and the Masonic Lodge. He supported the Nikiski High School girls basketball and volleyball teams.
He enjoyed fishing and being with people.
"Onis knew no strangers. He was a giver and a friend to all who crossed his path. He was an avid prayer warrior and was very dedicated to his family," his family said.
His son, Terry D. King, preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Margaret Ann King of the home; sons, Louis B. King and his wife, Freda of Garland, Texas, Tommy L. King and his wife, Linda of Pineland, Texas; brother, Kenny King of Shawnee, Okla.; sister, Darla Chambers of Midwest City, Okla.; and eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, all of Texas.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Nikiski High School girls volleyball and basketball teams in care of Ann King, Old Nikiski Beach Road, Nikiski, AK 99635.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
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