Martha Ann Hooper started school in Wylie at mid term of the first grade and completed all of her education in WISD.
She played basketball her Freshman year for Coach Bill Robbins and was selected All-District.
Coach R. C. Dodd and his wife Geline came to Wylie in the summer of 1953, her sophomore year.
Martha Ann said, "It was a great time in my life.We had so much fun."
She was all district guard her junior and senior years and received a scholarship to play basketball at Texarkana Junior College. She only played one year.
"I was madly in love with a boy named Bobby King, and so I chose marriage instead of finishing college. I guess I was right as it has lasted over 50 years. We have two children. Billy Bob and Pamela Ann, both graduates of Wylie High School. We have been blessed with seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren."
"Four of our grandchildren have been great basketball player and one special boy, Cole loves all sports and plays in the Special Olympics and has won a gold medal for golf. I have learned to appreciate the people that work with the Special kids in sports."
"Soon after Bobby and I were married we bought the Wylie Flower and Gift , which we ran for 37 years."
"Our daughter Pam then bought the business even though she was an attorney. Pam said she had a wonderful child hood growing up on the streets of Wylie and wanted that life for her son."
"We were supposed to be retired but still work sometimes 40 hours a week at the Flower Shop."
"My family have six graduates of WISD."
"We love Wylie and it is a great honor to be in The Wylie Sports Hall of Honor."
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Martha Ann King, March 2011
Martha Ann and Bobby's son Bobby King and his family (Bobby has the hat on)
Bobby and Martha Ann King
Honoring Athletic Achievement, Scholarship, Community Service and Character