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N. R. (Jiggs) King, 1920 -2012

N. R. (Jiggs) King

1920 - 2012

Published Feb. 1, 2012 @ 5:41 p.m.

On Monday January 30, 2012, N. R. (Jiggs) King went home to be with his Lord and Savior. 

Services will be held Friday, February 3, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Post, Texas. 

Jiggs, the second of four children, was born on October 11, 1920 to Birt and Bertha King in Lynn County.   He graduated from Loop High School in 1938.  After high school, he served in the Army during the World War II and was granted an Honorable Discharge in 1944.  He then returned to Texas and completed a Bachelor of Science degree at Texas Tech University. 

Coach King, as he was often known, began his teaching career at Dawson High School and then moved to Post High School where he taught 43 years, retiring in 1987.  It was there that he met and married his wife of 57 years on July 16, 1954, Florene (Shorty) Shelton Johnson.   During his career he coached girls basketball, taught Drivers Education, Special Education and History.  

When he wasn’t teaching, coaching, or spending time with his family he found time for his true passion:  being a cowboy.  He ranched all his life and loved his horses and cattle.  He was blessed with the unique ability to remember generations and generations of cows up until the day he went to be with his Lord.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Jeauldine Medlin, two brothers Toy King and Heavy King, a niece Patricia Walden, and a nephew Grant Drennan.

He is survived by his wife; son Wendell Haden Johnson and wife Cindy of Post; son Larry Dale Johnson of Shallowater; Grandchildren Michael Haden Johnson and wife Stacy of Idalou; Tammy Johnson Bland and husband Mike of Post; Justin Dale Johnson and wife Jeye of Lipan; LaShae Johnson Braden and husband Whit of Big Lake; Great-Grandchildren D’Nae Nicholle Johnson of San Angelo; Rhaeden Dyce Bland of Post; Bailey Renae Johnson of Idalou; Maegen Brenae Bland of Post, Kayla Mae Johnson of Idalou, and one little Braden on the way; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial Contributions may be sent to Brynne’s Smiles, 703 West Main Street, Post, Texas  79356 or

Visitation will be Thursday February 2, 2012 at Hudman’s Funeral Home from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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