Thurmon King

Thurmon King
(2009)
Sackett Family Association membership
Thurmon King
Pasco, Washington StateG.
Email
Member # 5 (founding)
Joined 28 September 2003
Mailing list subscriber: Yes
Website Sackett Family History and Ancestry
The Sacketts of America (text of the book)
Committee
Member 2003–9, 2012–; President 2005–7.
Non-committee posts
Historian 2003–.
Reunions
Salt Lake City 2003, 2004; Boston 2006; Fort Wayne 2007; Vancouver WA 2010; Westfield 2012.
About
I breathed my first breath on July 30, 1930 in a little farm house near Marietta, OK. My first memories are from age 2½ years. Between then and our move to Yuma, AZ in 1941 we lived in 9 other places.
From the year I started school through the 4th grade I had repeated one grade, missed 1½ years of school and changed schools 7 times and occasionally made the honor roll.
In high school I majored in agriculture, was a member of the FFA and the Yuma Criminals football team. During my junior year I became a Christian and met the girl I married 4 days after we graduated from high school. I felt called to the ministry during my senior year and my education plans changed. Beyond high school: Arizona Bible Institute in Phoenix, AZ, 1 year; Western Baptist College, Salem, OR, 2½ years; and extension courses from Fuller Theological Seminary.
I was a "jack of all trades" working as a heavy equipment operator, mechanic, welder, farm hand, hard rock miner, "powder monkey" (high explosives), and truck driver. Most of my work from 1956 to 1974 was "bi-vocational." I worked in secular employment while serving 17½ years as pastor of 5 different churches in NV, CA, and WA. I owned and operated a long haul truck 1977-1994.
In 54 years of marriage Sylvia and I have lived in 34 different places in Arizona, California, Nevada, Washington, and Oregon. And were successful as parents of 2 boys and 4 girls.
Sackett ancestry
Thomas Sackett the elder (c1530–1595), labourer of St Peter in Thanet, Kent, and Joane ___
Thomas Sackett the younger (c1557–1615), yeoman of Birchington, Kent, and Martha Strowde
Simon Sackett the colonist (1595–1635), of Thanet, Kent, & Newtown (Cambridge), Massachusetts, and Isabel Pearce
John Sackett (1632–1719), farmer of Westfield, Massachusetts, and Abigail Hannum
William Sacket (1662–1700), of Westfield, and Hannah Graves
Jonathan Sacket (1696–1773), of Westfield, Massachusetts, and Kent, Connecticut, and Ann Filer
Reuben Sacket (1732–1803) and Mercy Finney
Cyrus Sacket (1764–1846) and Nancy Anne Stapleton
Samuel Sackett (1799–1856) and Julia Ann Heath
Samuel E Sackett (1843–1914) and Jemima Beeman
Jonathan "John" Andrew Sackett (1871–1945) and William Ophelia Smith
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Last Edited24 May 2015