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Steve Killion

A Celebration of Life service will be conducted 1 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 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 North Everett Blvd., Union City, TN 38261; or Cobbs Chapel Cemetery Association, in care of Mamie Denton, 3623 West Main St., Union City, TN 38261.
Steve was born Sept. 21, 1950, in Union City, son of James Parnell “Buck” Killion of Union City and the late Helen (Conley) Killion. He married the former Pamela Flippen 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 and 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, Fla.; his sister, Melissa Killion of Arlington, Ky.; five grandsons, Chase Killion, Cole Killion, Casey Killion, Ashton Gross and Evan Gross; his stepmother, Joanne Killion of Union City; two stepsisters and the spouse of one, Leisha Craig of Union City and Tara and Dale Kendall of Martin; two stepbrothers and their spouses, Art and Debbie Chivers of Union City and Tom and Martha Chivers of Houston, Texas; and 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 Shawtown.
To view the DVD that is an online tribute, or to leave messages of condolence for the family, visit the funeral home website at