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Florene Estelle “Shorty” King
On Saturday, August 3, 2019, Florene “Shorty” King went home to be with her Lord and Savior. A Celebration of Life Services was held on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at the First Baptist Church in Post.
Shorty, one of seven children was born on October 3, 1922, to Andrew and Maggie (Ketchum) Shelton in Lamar County Texas. She graduated from Southland High School and attended Draughon’s Business College in Lubbock. On October 16, 1942 she and William Haden Johnson were married in Garza County Texas. They were blessed with two sons, Wendell Haden Johnson and Larry Dale Johnson. Haden preceded her in death on January 4, 1952.
She worked for Dean A. Robinson, Garza County Superintendent of Education following Haden’s death. There she met N.R. (Jiggs) King, a newly hired basketball coach for Post ISD. They were married on July 16, 1954 in Post. After marrying Jiggs, she completed her education at Texas Tech and became the sophomore English teacher at Post High School. She taught from 1959 until her retirement in 1990 in the same classroom. Jiggs preceded her in death on January 30, 2012.
Shorty loved her church and being actively involved in teaching Sunday School until her health started to decline. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma and the Post Garden Club for many years.
She is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, James and Glen Shelton, four sisters: Josephine Baker, Doris Meyers, Lillian Marts and Idell (Dee) Shelton.
She is survived by two sons: Wendell (Cindy) Johnson of Post and Larry Johnson of Shallowater. Four Grandchildren: Michael (Stacy) Johnson of Idalou, Tammy (Mike) Bland of Post, Justin (Jeye) Johnson of Lipan, and LaShae (Whit) Braden of St. Lawrence, Texas. Eight Great-Grandchildren: D’Nae Johnson, Rhaeden Bland, Bailey Johnson, Maegen Bland, Kayla Johnson, McKenzie Braden, Macelyn Braden, and Kase Braden.
Pallbearers for her homecoming were: Michael Johnson, Justin Johnson, Rhaeden Bland, Mike Bland, Whit Braden, Kase Braden and Chris Ray.
Memorial contributions may be sent to: First Baptist Church Renovation, 402 West Main, Post, Texas 79356 or to your favorite charity.