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Lilburne "Sonny" King

April 10, 1930 November 5, 2021
Lilburne "Sonny" King
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Obituary for Lilburne "Sonny" King

Peoria- Lilburne T. “Sonny” King, 91, of Peoria, passed away on Friday, November 5, 2021 at 2:03 pm at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home.

Born April 10, 1930 in Quincy, IL, a son to Lilburne T. Sr. and Margaret (Ryan) King. Lilburne honorably served in the United States Marine Corp. during the Korean War. On December 13, 1976 he married Barbara Kerr in Peoria, and together they cherished 45 years. Sonny was a big history buff, a lifetime member of the Peoria Heights VFW who loved to read and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals and Notre Dame Football fan.

Survivors include his wife Barbara of Peoria Heights; three sons: Kevin King of Peoria Heights, Mike King of Peoria Heights and Thomas (Tracy Hirsch) King of Peoria; one brother Jim (Judy) King of Peoria and one sister Patsy McIntire of Bartonville.

Sonny was preceded in death by his parents, and six sisters: Catherine, Betty, Barb, Mary, Joann and Sally.

Cremation rights have been accorded. Visitation will take place on Friday. November 12, 2021 from 9:30 AM until time of Memorial Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 AM at St. Thomas Catholic Church. Msgr. Jason Gray will officiate and burial of ashes with military honors will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery in West Peoria.

Memorials in Sonny’s memory may be made to St. Thomas Catholic Church.

Friends and family may sign the online guestbook by logging onto www.wrightandsalmon.com.

Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

12

Nov

9:30 AM 11/12/2021 9:30:00 AM - 10:30 AM 11/12/2021 10:30:00 AM
St. Thomas Catholic Church

904 E Lake Ave
Peoria Heights, IL 61616

St. Thomas Catholic Church
904 E Lake Ave Peoria Heights 61616 IL
United States

Memorial Mass

Friday

12

Nov

10:30 AM 11/12/2021 10:30:00 AM - 11:30 AM 11/12/2021 11:30:00 AM
St. Thomas Catholic Church

904 E Lake Ave
Peoria Heights, IL 61616

St. Thomas Catholic Church
904 E Lake Ave Peoria Heights 61616 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Mary Cemetery Final Resting Place

421 N. Sterling Ave
West Peoria, IL 61604

421 N. Sterling Ave West Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Thomas Catholic Church

904 E Lake Ave
Peoria Heights, IL 61616
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