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Tony King, age 56, of DeKalb, IL, passed away suddenly on December 25, 2018 and is truly “home” for Christmas.
He was born April 15, 1962, in Flora, IL, to proud parents, Charles and Claudia (Kessler) King.
Tony grew up in Elburn and attended local schools. He graduated from St. Charles High School with the class of 1982.
Tony found work at a restaurant in Geneva for time before working for a painting company. Later he returned to restaurant work but ultimately found his home at Rapid Pac in St. Charles.
Tony enjoyed hunting with his step-father Joe and nephew Zach in Southern Illinois where the population of rabbits, squirrels, pheasants in Ingraham, IL were put on notice. A family home in New Tazewell, TN where he fished to his heartâ€™s content was also a favorite destination. Tony was a collector at heart and loved to play video games of all kinds from all eras and collected their manuals. A collection of whiskey bottles held a space in his heart and home along with McDonaldâ€™s toys, baseball cards and a massive amount of Pez. He was also a collector of friendships and was quick to extend a helping hand. He was a favorite among his nieces and nephews and will be missed dearly.
He is survived by his loving mother, Claudia Tremaine; his father, Charles King; one brother, Mark King; niece and nephew: Dianna (Lonnie) Sims and Zachary King; six great-nieces and nephews: Lonnie, Nakeisha, Jarell, Dasante, Antije, and Scarlett.
He is preceded in death by his step-father Joe “Baba” Tremaine.
Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, 123 S. County Line Rd., Maple Park, IL, Saturday, December 29, 2018. A Mass to celebrate his faith will be at 11 a.m. Fr. Ariel Valencia, pastor of the church, will officiate. Private family burial will follow cremation at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Tonyâ€™s name. Checks may be made to the “Tony King Memorial” and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, 60119. Tributes may also be forwarded to the same address, the Conley Funeral Home Facebook Page, or at www.conleycare.com.
A Mass to celebrate his faith will be at 11 a.m. following the visitation. Fr. Ariel Valencia, pastor of the church, will officiate.
Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, 123 S. County Line Rd., Maple Park, IL, Saturday, December 29, 2018.
Private family burial will follow cremation at a later date.