Robert Newton King was born on October 11, 1935, in Clovis, New Mexico. He was ushered into Heaven on July 2, 2017.
He grew up in Farwell and Muleshoe, Texas. He spent many summers working the wheat harvest that traveled from Texas to Montana where he learned to drive at the ripe old age of 13! He graduated from Muleshoe High School in 1953 and went on to The University of Texas graduating with a B.S. in Business. While at The University, he met his bride of 57 years, Julia “Judy” King. He decided to join the Army. He served his country from 1960-1973. While in the Army, he and Judy traveled to such places as Thailand and Bolivia.
After the Army, they settled down in Texas, eventually building a home in Wimberley. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Blanco. He loved to tell jokes, tell of his travels and cook. He was best known for his wisdom, insight, generosity, love of his family and hugs.
He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Herbert H. Potter, his brother, Barry J. Potter, his mother, Frances N. Potter, and son-in-law, Jon W. Prince.
He is survived by his wife, Judy, his brother, Shawn Potter (and his wife, Kathy), his five children, Mary Ramos and her husband, Richard), Janie Johnson (and her husband, Ray), Karen Prince, Kathryn Wilson (and her husband, Thomi), John King, 19 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and many dearly loved nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to Blanco Good Samaritan Center or a charity of your choice.