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Graveside Service

Odd Fellows Cemetery
Saturday July 23rd, 2022

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JB King

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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Brenda and family I saw Rachel's post last night and told my mother today. She asked that I express to all of you our sorrow for your loss and to tell you that you are in our prayers.

Robin and Elaine Todd Jul 22 2022 4:08 PM

Brenda & family: So sorry for the loss of your father & grandfather!

Barbara Painter Jul 21 2022 9:44 PM

Scott, Barbara and family, my sincere condolences on the loss of your father. He was a kind gentleman that always greeted me wherever he saw, but especially at Andresen's in JC. You're in my prayers and thoughts.

DEANNA BARKER Jul 21 2022 12:42 PM