Larry “Squirt” Ellis King, 83, of Hodges, TX passed away on September 19, 2022.
Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Friday, September 23, at The Hamil Family Funeral Home, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, September 24 at Hodges Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Midway Cemetery in Hodges.
Larry “Squirt” King was born in Swans Chappel, TX to Buster and Pauline King on July 4, 1939. He graduated from Hawley High School. He married Barbara Vaughn on September 15, 1961 in Sweetwater, TX. He was a self-employed concrete contractor (King Concrete) for over 50 years.
Squirt was preceded in death by his first daughter, Shiela Kay King; father, Buster King; mother, Pauline Bowen King; sister, Minnie Bell Woodard; brother, Jack King, and sister, Peggy Woodard.
Squirt is survived by his wife of 61 years, Barbara King; his sister, Lauren Logston; daughter, Hollie Hudman and her husband Victor; his three grandsons, Vic, Ben, and Sam Hudman; Vic’s wife, Brandy, and their three children, Andrew, Ayden, and Leona; Ben’s wife, Sadie, and their three children, June, Reba, and Dolly, and numerous other family members.
Pallbearers will be Victor, Hollie, Vic, Ben, and Sam Hudman, and Trey Ivey.
The family of Larry “Squirt” King would like to extend our sincere thanks to Dr. Victor Hudman and his office staff who took care of him for many years, Clay Bulls PA, Kyle McClendon PA, Dr. Anton Melnyk, Dr. Helena Wojciechowski, Dr. Harrop Miller, and the many other medical professionals who took care of Squirt in his final days.
The family first began in the funeral business in 1933. The Hamil's legacy, beginning with the Elliott's to John and Jo Ann Hamil and now continuing with Robert and Karla Hamil, is to serve families in their time of need.