Obituary for Kristina King
Ponca City Now - September 21, 2022 4:28 pm
Kristina Diane Hall King
November 7, 1970 – September 18, 2022
Kristina Diane Hall King was born, several weeks premature, into a large and loving extended family, on November 7, 1970 at the Blackwell General Hospital to David Gary Hall and Diana Kay (Criger) Hall. On the evening of Kristina’s entry into this world, the hospital was short staffed. Kristina made her dramatic entry into this world, delivered by her father.
Kristina was a life long Kay county resident. She attended 1st grade at Washington Elementary School. Then the family moved to Ponca City, Oklahoma. In the Ponca City school system she participated in sports particularly basketball and soccer. Along with Kimberly, her older sister (and best friend), Kristina excelled in soccer as a forward. While playing the sport her team traveled, competing in British Columbia where two of their games were broadcast on B.C. television.
On July 25, 1992, Kristina married the love of her life, Richard W. King. They celebrated their love and commitment by enjoying a Caribbean honeymoon cruise to Playa del Carmen, Cozumel, and Cancun. They made their home in Ponca City, OK.
She served her community for several years, as a prolific investigative reporter for KPOC TV & KGBN TV, where she presented local and national stories that were aired on national programs and even internationally.
In recent years, Kristina (along with her husband Richard) managed the family’s Kay County business, Best Taxi.
Kristina’s husband Richard describes her as a loving wife and devoted life companion. Besides loving and serving her family, Kristina enjoyed cooking, sharing the secrets of her culinary knowledge and spending time with her beloved pets, Rambo (aka Romeo), Coco and Baxter.
Kristina Diane Hall King, 51, of Ponca City, Oklahoma, went to her eternal home on September 18, 2022.
She is preceded in death by maternal grandparents Alvie Criger and Agnes (Criger) Eppes; paternal grandparents, Howard and Hildred Hall; her sister, Kimberly Kay Hall Eaton, Father-in-law Richard S King; and Brother-in-law Daniel King.
She is survived by her husband, Richard King; her parents, David and Diana Hall, Sr. of Ponca City, and her brother, David Hall Jr. (and wife Michelle); nephews Dymon, Zachry (and Katherine), Noah; Nieces Alexandra Hall and Annie (and Justin) Vanhoose all of Wyoming; Special Aunt Sharon (Criger) Marcum of Cushing, OK; Mother-in-law Laura Wynn (husband Jimmy); Sister-in-laws Jeri McIntosh (husband James), Karen Speed (husband Douglas), Tammy King (fiance John Cooners), Shelly Tompkins (husband Tadd), and Tracy Hicks (husband Sherman).
Bright and full of energy, Kristina came into this world early like a fiery comet but extinguished before her time.
A viewing will be held on Thursday, September 22, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM at Trout Funeral Home in Ponca City. Her funeral service will be on Friday, September 23, 2022, at 2:00 PM at the Trout Funeral Home Chapel in Ponca City. Burial will follow at Blackwell Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of Trout Funeral Home and Crematory, 505 W. Grand Ave, Ponca City, OK 74601.
Source: Trout Funeral Home