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Tony Russell King

1937 - 2021
Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Tony Russell King, age 83, of Zephyr passed away Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at home surrounded by his loving family.

Private family services for Tony will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Blaylock Funeral Home of Brownwood. Online condolences for the family are welcome at

Tony was born on November 26, 1937, to Carson and Gladys (Rushing) King in Carthage, Mississippi. He married the love of his life, Joyce Head King, on March 8, 1957.

Tony proudly served in the United States Air Force and retired after 20 years and 9 months as Master Sargent. He touched the lives of all who met him and was loved by many. He was an inspiration to countless people.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Carson and Gladys King; and a brother, Bill King.

Tony is survived by his wife, Joyce King; two sons, Anthony King and wife Sandra, Russell King and wife Tracy; one daughter, Elizabeth King Colglazier and husband Andrew; six grandchildren, Christopher King, Jennifer King Drake, Stanley Dudek, Kelsey Dudek, Conner King, and Bailey King; six great-grandchildren, Alex King, Wil Witherspoon, Waylon Eades, Eva King, Kenneth Dudek, and Kaden Cagle; and sister, Geraldine Stokes. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews, other relatives, and friends.

The Azle News,

Sept. 22, 2021 Edition