Arlie King, 94, of Marion passed away on Friday, June 09, 2017 at 9:40 am at the VA Medical Center.
Arlie was born July 1, 1922 in Goreville the son of Claude and Ruth (Durham) King. He married Mae Eloise Cline on November 30, 1940 in Jackson, Missouri and together they shared over 72 years of marriage until her death on August 21, 2013.
Arlie King was from that Great Generation - he fought for his country, and was wounded at The Battle of the Bulge. He worked hard for his family - he and his brother Laverne operated Harrisburg Coal for many years, and as well, they owned King's Fuel Company, and a trucking company.
Quarter horses were his passion, and you will find his name in the AQHA and the IQHA Halls of Fame.
Arlie was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and great-great grandfather. He will be missed by all, but never forgotten.
Survivors include his;
Daughter – Darlene King of Marion
Michelle Borum (Kevin) of Marion
David Hays (Carla) of Herrin
Stephanie Fulton (Tim) of Marion
Scott Thompson (Brittany) of Marion
Eight great grandchildren;
Dustin Borum (Andrea) of Carterville
Darrick Borum of Marion
Megan Wagner (Robert) of Marion
Nick Hays of Herrin
Morgan Metten of Marion
Maci Metten of Marion
Cooper Thompson of Marion
Sloane Thompson of Marion
Great great grandchild – Charlotte Wagner of Marion
Sister – Shirley Odum of Marion
Brother – J.B. King (Mary) of Marion
Several nieces and nephews
Proceeded in death by his Parents, Wife, Son – Arlie “A.J.” King, Jr., two Brothers – Leon and Lavern King and one Sister – Wanda Mae Atnip
Funeral services will be Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 1 pm at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home with Pastor Darrick Borum officiating. Burial will follow in Egyptian Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Military rites will be provided by members of the Herrin Military Ceremonial Team comprised of the Freeman Spur American Legion, Herrin American Legion, and Herrin VFW Post with assistance provided by the National Guard Flag Detail Unit. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10 am until the time of service at the funeral home.
For those who prefer memorials may be made to the VA Community Living Center. Envelopes will be available and accepted at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home, 800 North Market Street, Marion, Illinois 62959.