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Stephen David King

September 13, 1965 — December 20, 2023

Stephen David King


Stephen David King of San Saba, Texas passed away on December 20, 2023 at the age of 58. Stephen was born September 13, 1965 and grew up in Homer, Louisiana.
He leaves behind his mother Ann Breed King of Homer, Louisiana; sister Kathryn King Lillard (Rob) of Nashville, Tennessee; nephew Mark Franklin Lillard of Dallas, Texas; and niece Sarah Elizabeth Lillard currently attending college in Columbia, South Carolina. In 1985, Stephen was preceded in death by his father Franklin Boykin King, Junior, of Homer, Louisiana.
Stephen graduated from Baylor High School in Chattanooga, Tennessee in 1983. He received a BA in Marketing from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana. He was most proud of earning his associates degree at the Culinary Institute of Louisiana where he enhanced his true gift in the culinary arts. He was sous chef at Chalet Brandt in Baton Rouge before opening his own restaurant Bandit’s BBQ in Homer, Louisiana. He retired to San Saba, Texas in 2017.
In his free time, Stephen enjoyed playing golf with friends, following LSU sports which often included wearing lively attire to the games, cooking for family and friends, reading, and spending time with his niece and nephew. He had a delightful sense of humor and enjoyed making people laugh. With Stephen around, there was never a dull moment. Stephen was looking forward to the annual tradition of making his fabulous shrimp creole for his mother on Christmas Eve.
Pallbearers were Marcus Amthor of San Saba, TX; Andy Aulds of Houston, TX; Jack Eaves of Dallas, TX; Mike (Tex) Felts of San Saba, TX; Lance Lee of Greenville, SC; and Gary Wilkins of Houston, TX.
A graveside service was held for Stephen on Thursday, December 28, 2023 at 2:30 p.m., at Arlington Cemetery in Homer, Louisiana, Reverend Fred Wideman officiated. The family requests that those wishing to make a donation in memory of Stephen, consider donating to Gladney Center for Adoption, 6300 John Ryan Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76132, in memory of Stephen David King.

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Graveside Service

Thursday, December 28, 2023

2:30 - 3:30 pm (Central time)

Arlington Cemetery of Homer

Beardsley Ave, Homer, LA 71040

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