Lucille passed away on Monday, March 30, 2015, at the age of 103 in McKinney, TX. She was born on Tuesday, August 8, 1911, in Parker, TX, to Robert Lee Vinson and Madge Edens Vinson. She attended school in Parker until high school, graduating from Plano High School in 1928. Lucille participated in class plays, played basketball, and was a cheerleader. She attended Kidd Key College in Sherman. Early in her life, she attended Corinth Presbyterian Church in Parker where she played the piano and sang solos. Lucille married Corley C. King on April 13, 1943. She began working for the Permian Oil Company in Midland, TX in 1956 and transferred to Houston in 1971 with Occidental Petroleum Company. Lucille retired a couple of months before her 75th birthday in 1985, from Occidental after nearly 30 years with the company. After retirement, she volunteered for 13 years at the Duncanville and McKinney public libraries. Lucille enjoyed reading the newspaper and working crossword puzzles. She was an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys throughout her life.
Lucille is survived by her daughter, Mary Margaret Cox and husband, John of Fairview; granddaughter, Melissa Ewing and husband, Howard of McKinney; granddaughter, Melinda Field and husband, Scott of Austin; 6 great-grandchildren, Robert Ewing and Meredith Ewing of College Station, Ryan Ewing of McKinney, Harrison Field of College Station, and Carson Field and Keeton Field of Austin.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Dorothy Margaret Morton.
Her daughter and family wish to thank the VNA Hospice Care for their loving care of Lucille during the last year and a half.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the VNA Hospice, www.vnatexas.org.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 3, 2015, at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen, Texas. The family will receive friends during a visitation from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Thursday evening at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen.