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JB King

September 13, 1929 — July 20, 2022

JB King, age 92, of Marion, Illinois,  passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at Parkway Manor in Marion, Illinois.

John was born September 13, 1929 in Marion, Illinois, a son of Claude and Ruth (Durham)   King.  JB worked and retired a coal miner from Freeman #4 Coal Mine near Pittsburg, IL.  On the side and in retirement he fixed and sold tractors.  He enjoyed spending time in his shop and raising cattle.  

He is survived by his wife Mary E. King nee Moore of Marion, IL; two children, Scott (Barbara) King of Marion, IL and Brenda (John) Fozard of Oklahoma City, OK; four grandchildren, Rachel Bailey, Jonathan (Joann) Fozard, Dusty King, and Cody (Hannah) King; and five great-grandchildren, Claire Bailey, Garrett Bailey, Jacob Fozard, Joshua Fozard, and Tymber King.  He is preceded in death by his first wife Rosemary King nee England;  parents, Claude T. and Ruth King and five siblings, Leon King, Arlie King, Laverne King, Wanda Atnip, and Shirley Odum.

Graveside services and burial will be held at 9:00 AM on Saturday, July 23, 2022, at Odd Fellows Cemetery  in Marion, IL, with Rev. John Fozard officiating. 

Blue Funeral Home in Marion, Illinois is assisting the family with arrangements.  

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Saturday, July 23, 2022

Starts at 9:00am (Central time)

Odd Fellows Cemetery

, Marion, IL 62959

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