WATERVILLE -- Steve A. King, 57, passed away unexpectedly on July 10, 2011, at his home.
Steve was born in Waterville on Jan. 30, 1954, a son of Charles and Norma King. He graduated from Waterville High School, class of 1972, then joined the Air Force and served for four years. After his military discharge, Steve went on to further his education and became a college graduate, earning his bachelor's degree from the University of Maine at Augusta. Steve worked for many years at New Balance Shoe factory as a resource manager.
Steve was a very loving and devoted father, grandfather, son and brother, as well as a very loyal and trustworthy friend.
He enjoyed donating his time to the Boys and Girls Club. He was active in coaching his son's youth sports and was an avid outdoorsman, greatly enjoying fishing, hunting and vegetable gardening. Steve also enjoyed his two loyal companions, yellow Labs Jaks and Tank.
Steve is survived by his two loving children, daughter Jodi Namer and husband, Nick, and son Kory King; two grandchildren, Kingston and Kali Namer; former wife of 33 years, Alice King; his mother, Norma King; two sisters, Jan Welch and husband, Rusty, and Linda Mitchell and husband, Norman; a brother, Mike King; his two best friends, Danny Proulx and Marc DeRocher; as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.
Steve was predeceased by his father, Charles L. King.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11 a.m., Saturday, July 16, 2011, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with a luncheon to follow in the parish hall. A private burial will take place at a later date at the Maine Veterans' Memorial Cemetery.
Those wishing to send memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may do so in Steve's memory to the Harold and Bibby Alfond Boys & Girls Club, North Street, Waterville, ME 04901.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Veilleux Funeral Home, 8 Elm St. Waterville, ME 04901.