Friends and family have shared their relationship to show their support.
How do you know Steven Jack King?
We are sorry for your loss.
Help others honor Steven's memory.
Coping with Grief
We would like to offer our sincere support to anyone coping with grief. Enter
your email below for our complimentary daily grief messages. Messages run for up to one year and you
can stop at any time. Your email will not be used for any other purpose.
Steven Jack King
May 11, 1951 ~ August 13, 2023 (age 72) 72 Years Old
7 Trees, Flowers, or Condolences have been shared with support of Steven's family - View on Tribute Wall
Steven Jack King, 72 years old of Marion, Illinois, passed away at home on August 13, 2023. Steven was born in Yokahama, Japan, on May 11, 1951, the son of Earl and Aletha King.
He was a 1969 graduate of Marion High School. Steven married Jama O’Hara on August 12, 1983. They shared 23 years of marriage until Jama’s passing on December 4, 2006.
He worked in road construction for most of his life, but he also had a role in the building of Heartland Regional Medical Center and the Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott located on The Hill. He was a member of the Laborer’s Union Local 773. He attended Southern Range Cowboy Church, “where they were more like a family than a church.” Steven enjoyed Harley motorcycle riding with his wife. They rode many miles together with friends. He also always looked forward to Daytona Bike Week in the 80’s and early 90’s. He loved listening to music of the 70’s. He was particularly fond of Todd Snyder and Billy Joe Shaver music. During his most recent years, Steven enjoyed sitting on his deck at the Lake of Egypt and seeing his grandkids.
Steven’s greatest accomplishment was being a dad to Quinton (Fiancé Maddison Byrn) and “Pops” to Jace Byrn and Maizleigh King. When his son was younger, they spent a lot of time attending concerts, going to the beach and current river and riding motorcycles together.
He is survived by his son Quinton (Fiancé Maddison Byrn); his grandkids Jace and Maizleigh; his brothers Mike King of Marion and Earl King of Bluford; his cousins Roger (Pam) King, Dave (Joyce) King, along with other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Jama; his stepdaughter Sara Phillips; and his brothers Bryan and Sam King.
Binkley-Ross Funeral Home has been entrusted to assist the family with arrangements.
Visitation will be held on Monday, August 21, 2023, from 1:00-2:00 P.M. at Binkley-Ross Funeral Home located at 1702 West Boulevard Street in Marion. Funeral services will begin at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Jason Forby officiating.
The family has requested with gratitude that memorial donations be directed to Quinton King to assist with the cost of final expenses. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Visit www.binkleyross.com to leave online condolences.