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Mr. James Steven “Steve” Killion, 63, of the Shawtown community died 10:59 p.m. Sunday, February 9, 2014, in the emergency room at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Union City.
A Celebration of Life service will be conducted 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at Second Baptist Church in Union City. Joe Wheat and Dr. Ray Newcomb will officiate.
The family will receive friends at Second Baptist Church from 11:00 a.m. until the hour of services Wednesday.
Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may take the form of donations to Second Baptist Church Choir, 831 N. Everett Blvd., Union City, Tennessee 38261 or Cobbs Chapel Cemetery Association, c/o Mamie Denton, 3623 W. Main St., Union City, Tennessee 38261.
Steve was born September 21, 1950, in Union City, son of James Parnell “Buck” Killion of Union City and the late Helen (Conley) Killion. He married Pamela (Flippen) Killion in 1971. She survives. Steve was a 1968 graduate of Union City High School and a 1973 graduate of the University of Tennessee at Martin where he majored in plant and animal science and was a member of AGR fraternity. He had been a peach grower with Flippen Fruit Farms since 1971. Steve served as president of the Hornbeak Utility District and served on
the Cobbs Chapel Cemetery Association board. He was a member of Second Baptist Church in Union City where he served as a deacon, was a member of the choir, and the Joe Wheat Sunday School Class.
He is also survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, James Clinton and Jessica Killion of Smyrna and Thomas Kane and Amanda Killion of Melbourne, Florida; his sister, Melissa Killion of Arlington, Kentucky; five grandsons, Chase Killion, Cole Killion, Casey Killion, Ashton Gross and Evan Gross; his step-mother, Joanne Killion of Union City; two step-sisters and the spouse of one, Leisha Craig of Union City and Tara and Dale
Kendall of Martin; two step-brothers and their spouses, Art and Debbie Chivers of Union City and Tom and Martha Chivers of Houston, Texas; his mother-in-law, Diane Flippen; his brother-in-law and his wife, Hayes and Kina Flippen; and his sister-in-law and her husband, Suzanne and Jim Hoover all of the Shawtown community.
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