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Michael Jay King

Michael Jay King, 55, of Arcola, died at 12:55 a.m. Monday, September 28, 2020 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, Mattoon.

Michael was born May 10, 1965 in Tuscola, the son of J.C. and Erma Ellison King.

He is survived by 2nd mom, Kay King of Decatur; brothers, Randy Allen of Morrisonville; Rick Allen of Decatur; Ron Allen of Stonington; sisters, Abby Morton of Wichita Falls, Texas; Rena Burkhart of Taylorville; nieces and nephews, Joe Kleiboeker of Gillette, Wyoming; Jennifer Thompson, Teresa Kleiboeker, and Dustin Morton all of Wichita Falls, Texas; several aunts and uncles and additional nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and 2 brothers, David and Chris King.

Michael graduated from Arcola High School Class of 1983.  He was injured from a swimming accident which left him a quadriplegic for 32 years; however, he enjoyed life to the fullest and never complained.

There will be a private family service at a later date.  Shrader Funeral Home, Arcola, is assisting the family with arrangements.

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