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Emery Lee King

September 9, 1940 — April 24, 2020

Emery Lee King, 79, of Salem, Arkansas passed from this life on Friday, April 24, 2020 in Salem, Arkansas. Emery was born September 9, 1940 to the late Rowland Curzy King and Margaret Louise (Bosworth) King in Salem, Arkansas.

Emery was united in marriage to Mary Rowena Gibson. Emery worked as a manager at Short’s Hardware and Aid True Value in Salem, Arkansas and Graves Automotive in Ontario, California for many years. Emery was a very caring and loving person who loved his family very much. He enjoyed watching the birds and squirrels and was of the Christian faith. He was a loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend.

Emery is survived by his two daughters, Brenda Jackson (Greg) of Salem, Arkansas and Lori King (Frank Etheridge) of Viola, Arkansas; five grandchildren, Jacob Smith (Kathy), Lindsey Coursey (Rickey), Zach Smith, Kendra McGinnis (Kevin), and Nea Hugo (Nick); ten great grandchildren; brother, Charles King of Pasco, Washington; sister, Peggy Blake (Bob) of Sterling, Colorado; many other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his wife (Rowena), grandson (Seth Marley), and parents.

Memorial services will be 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, June 16 at Barker Funeral Home in Salem, Arkansas with Bro. John Hodges officiating. Memorials may be made to the Paragould’s Children’s Home in Paragould, Arkansas. Arrangements are under the direction of Barker Funeral Home in Salem, Arkansas.

Please be mindful of our social distancing guidelines. We will have hand sanitizing stations set up at all entrances and exits and with the register book. Signs will be posted as well.  

  • Face coverings/mask are required
  • 100  or fewer in the building at a time
  • 6 foot distancing in seating and in lines
  • No entry if any symptoms or contact with a positive COVID patient
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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Barker Funeral Home - Salem

857 Highway 62 West, Salem, AR 72576

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