Marlin C. “Butch” King Jr.
Visitation: Saturday, February 15, 202 from 4-6:30 PM at the Schipper Funeral Home.
Memorial Service: Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 6:30 also at the Funeral Home.
Marlin C. “Butch” King Jr. age 71 of Burr Oak passed away Sunday, February 2, 2020 at his home.
Marlin was born in Dowagiac, Michigan on January 8, 1949, a son of the late Marlin and Ester (Churchill) King.
Marlin graduated from Cassopolis High School with the class of 1966. He then continued his education and received a bachelor’s degree from Southwestern Michigan College. After earning a bachelor’s degree, Marlin went on to earn a master’s degree in Vocational Education from Michigan State University.
On June 21, 1969 Marlin married Jennie L. Stamp in Dowagiac, Michigan. She would later precede him in death on August 14, 1992.
Marlin worked as a school teacher in Colon where taught middle school life science for 30 years. Marlin also acted as the youth FFA advisor for 25 years, helping many of his teams win state and national awards. He was also a 4-H leader in wood working for many years. Marlin also had several rental properties and enjoyed a small wood working business.
Marlin is survived by two daughters; Michelle Wiley of Sturgis, and Sheila Nelson of Burr Oak, three granddaughters; Ashlynne (Matt) Whitsel, Nicolette and Sabrina Nelson, and one brother, Karl (Janet) King of Edwardsburg.
Following in Marlin’s wishes cremation has taken place and there will be a visitation held on Saturday, February 15, 2020 from 4-6:30 at the Schipper Funeral Home. Following the visitation there will be a memorial service at 6:30 with rev. David J. Farrell officiating. Private burial of ashes will take place at a later date in Lakeside Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers the family asks donations be made to St. Jude Children Research Hospital, the Centreville FFA and the Branch County Career Center FFA. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at Schipperfuneralhome.com
February 5, 2020 @ 10:16 pm
Rest In Peace, Butch. You were so much fun to teach with. I learned so much about reaching kids from watching you in action. Those were the days, my friend!
February 6, 2020 @ 10:01 pm
Will miss that beautiful smile.
Rest In Peace Butch.
Our thoughts are with all of the family as you mourn the loss of your father and grandfather.
February 8, 2020 @ 1:36 am
“May the Lord of Peace Himself give you peace at all times and in every way.” 2 Thessalonians 3:16
Dear Cousins, praying our Lord gives you all peace and you grieve . Sending love and hugs!
February 8, 2020 @ 7:37 pm
My thoughts are with you, Butch. You were a good person, a wonderful friend, and the greatest of colleagues. I will remember you fondly and treasure the memory. Thank you for always being there for me. I hope I was able to be the same for you.
February 12, 2020 @ 9:15 am
RIP!! You are the reason I finished High School. I am proud to have known you and to have been part of your FFA program.