Grover Wayne King

April 11, 1938September 9, 2018

G. Wayne King, 80, of Peoria, passed away on Sunday September 9, 2018 at Unity Point-Methodist in Peoria. He was born on April 11, 1938 in Huntsville, AL to George B. and Emma (Young) King. He married Sharon King on May 30, 1958 in Peoria. She survives, along with two children Mike (Sue) King of Morton and Lisa (Byron) Myers of Peoria; six grandchildren Mellissa Gorman, Matthew King, Jonathan Cramer, D.J. Satchfield, and Tyler and LeeAnn Myers; 7 great grandchildren Connor, Evelyn, Emma, Lexi, Caylee, Allayna, and Noah; and one brother Don King of Beecher, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Jeffrey Lee King. Wayne had been a pipefitter for CILCO, retiring in 1993 after 28 years of service. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Peoria. He enjoyed gardening and was an avid golfer and Cubs fan. He loved spending time with his children and their families. A Memorial Mass will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, September 22, 2018 at Holy Family Catholic Church, with a visitation one hour prior. Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Midwest Affiliate. On-line condolences and tributes may be at


  • Memorial Visitation Saturday, September 22, 2018
  • Memorial Mass Saturday, September 22, 2018

Grover Wayne King

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Mike King

September 14, 2018

So proud to be your son. Love you dad.

Don & Janet Lyons

September 14, 2018

We are so sorry for your loss Sharon. Wayne was such a friendly guy that loved life and family. Life on this earth gets tough as we get older but because of Christ we will be with loved ones again in heaven. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Karen Heil

September 13, 2018

I am so sorry for your lost of Wayne. He was such a good person I am Kathy’s sister from Florida. Both of you are such a good person to Kathy and David. I remember when you both pick me up at the be with David. Hope you are doing well We are saying prayers for you and your family.
Karen from Florida

Sue Poland

September 11, 2018

Wayne was one of the best people I have ever met in my life. He was a wonderful grandfather to my kids and taught me everything I know about working on cars. Boy did we spend some cold days putting on master cylinders and water pumps. He is definitely going to be missed by many people who loved him. RIP Pa. Suzzel is going to miss you