Stephen Philip King, 69, of Pomona, passed away Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, at his home.
Memorial services will be 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, at Dengel & Son Mortuary with military honors by the United States Navy. Family will meet with friends immediately following the service.
Stephen was born Monday, June 27, 1949, in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of Philip H. and Novella Faye (Larson) King. He was a lifelong Franklin County resident.
Stephen graduated from Pomona High School with the class of 1967.
Stephen served in the United States Navy from 1969 to 1972, completing two tours of duty in Vietnam during that time. He obtained the rank of BT3, and received the Combat Action Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and Vietnam Campaign Medal.
He was united in marriage to Nora Reed on March 1, 2003, in Michigan Valley, Kansas. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include his mother, Novella King of Ottawa; stepson, David Ellisor of Texas; brothers, Joe King of Pomona, and Tomas King and wife Linda of Pomona; sister, Karla King of Ottawa; daughter-in-law, Debbie Ellisor; eight grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
Stephen was preceded in death by his father, Philip King; and stepson, Darrin Ellisor.
He worked as a maintenance mechanic at the power plant for the City of Ottawa for 15 years, retiring in 2010.
Stephen was a member of the Appanoose Baptist Church of Pomona. He was also a member of the Outlaws Car Club and a former member of VFW Post 5901.
He restored old pickups, including a 1949 and 1955 Chevy, and a 1940 Ford. Stephen was a very talented man, having various skills as a carpenter, mechanic, and metal fabricator.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the Pomona Volunteer Fire Department c/o Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory, Ottawa, Kansas 66067. Family and friends are encouraged to post their condolences and memories on Stephen’s Tribute Wall at www.dengelmortuary.com