BCF will pay tribute to the David B. King family

The Bartlesville Community Foundation will again recognize the significant contributions of three local families at its annual Legacy Hall of Fame Gala. The event will take place on Saturday, May 14 at the Bartlesville Community Center. During the event, the BCF will present one of two Legacy Awards to the David B. King family.

The second of four sons, David King was born in Okmulgee in 1955 to Joe and Peggy King. Ten years later, the family moved to Enid, OK, where David’s father continued his banking career. Joe King also became actively involved in local civic clubs and the chamber of commerce, just as he had done in Okmulgee.

After graduating from high school, David followed in his father’s footsteps by attending Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, where he studied history and business administration. While there, he continued to date Marilyn Moore, an Enid native who earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a major in painting and advertising design from Phillips University. After graduating, the couple married in the summer of 1977 and moved to Norman where David attended law school at the University of Oklahoma while Marilyn worked at OU Publications as a graphic designer.

In 1980, the couple arrived in Bartlesville. David interviewed the law firm Brewer Worten Robinett (now Robinett King) while Marilyn interviewed Phillips Petroleum Company in public and government affairs. Both were offered jobs and have since lived in Bartlesville.

Again following in his father’s footsteps, David became very active in the community. His civic engagement has included the Bartlesville Chamber of Commerce, Bartlesville Development Authority and Elder Care. He has also led and participated in numerous elections for the City of Bartlesville and Bartlesville Public Schools. David is also one of the founders of the Bartlesville Community Foundation. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Jane Phillips Medical Center. Marilyn designed the Phillips – The First 66 Years book, logos for the Bartlesville Centennial Cookbook, Sunfest and Service League, and promotional materials for the Bartlesville Symphony Orchestra, local arts groups and the Tulsa Opera House. Marilyn also painted the buffalo outside the First Presbyterian Church. She has taught Bible studies for local churches and facilitated small prayer/study groups in the community. David and Marilyn are long-time volunteers in public schools.

The Kings are parents to three adult sons, all of whom attended schools in Bartlesville.

Brice works for Wells Fargo in Tulsa. He and his wife, Christie, are the parents of twin girls. Spencer is a CPA for Phillips 66. He and his wife, Camie, have a son and a daughter. Jason is a neurologist at the local hospital. He and his wife, Shannon, are the parents of two boys. The three adult sons and their families carry on the family legacy of civic and charitable involvement.

The Bartlesville Community Foundation will also honor the Keleher family with a Legacy Hall of Fame Award. And the third annual Heritage Family Award will be presented to the Creel family, whose roots in Washington County date back to 1899, eight years before statehood.

For more information on the annual BCF Gala or to purchase tickets, please log on to www.bartlesvillecf.org/events or call 918-337-2287.

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