Class of 1939

1939 Graduation Edition
Perry Daily JournalKing W. Montgomery, Jr.
King W. Montgomery, Jr.

– was probably the high school’s outstanding male citizen that will graduate in the senior class. He was named for the Lions’ awards that go to the outstanding football and basketball players. He was named outstanding senior by the University of Oklahoma. He was president of the senior class, captain of the basketball team, president of his home room for the past three years, in the cast of the senior play and the operettas, and for three years was a letterman in football and basketball.

His hobbies are sports and scrapbooks.

King is the son of Mr. and Mrs. King Montgomery of 636 Grove street and was born at Altus in 1921. He attended schools in Cherokee before coming to Perry.

He plans to attend either the University of Oklahoma or A. and M. College at Stillwater and study business administration.

King Wesley Montgomery, Jr.

June 17, 1921 – December 27, 1990

King Wesley Montgomery, Jr., 69, died on December 27, 1990.

Born June 17, 1921, in Altus, Okla., he was the son of King Wesley and Florence Mabel (Loud) Montgomery. He graduated from Perry high school in 1939 and attended Oklahoma University where he majored in Business Administration and was a member of Phi Kappa Psi.

While at Oklahoma University Montgomery trained with Battery “F”, Second Field Artillery unit. He enlisted Sept. 16, 1942, and served in World War II until his release on Feb. 19, 1946.

In 1945 Montgomery and Evelyn Martin were married Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

He is survived by his wife, Evelyn; daughter, Sandra W. (Thomas) Kinka; and son, Michael K. (Marian) Montgomery.