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1949 James 2022

James Elmer Killion

March 14, 1949 — April 25, 2022


James Elmer Killion, 73, of Hillman went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Monday, April 25, 2022, at his home.


James was born March 14, 1949, in Knoxville, Tennessee to the late Howard and Mabel (Earls) Killion. He worked at Grand Trunk Railroad as a conductor, retiring in 1988 and bought Killion’s Landing on Fletcher Floodwaters in 1988. Jim served as a pastor for 30 years, serving both Onaway Baptist Church and currently Hillman Community Baptist Church. On July 26, 1980, he married Mary Jo Luther. He enjoyed fishing, spending time with his family and was sure to share the plan of salvation with everyone he met.


Surviving are his wife, Mary Jo; three children, Duane (Jeanette Smith) Killion, Leslie (Mike) Armon, Alex Killion; seven grandchildren, Dylan Walker, Ashley Killion, Morgan (Dacota Thompson) Armon, Mathew Armon, Brandon Killion, Christopher Killion, Hannah Armon; and great grandchild, Addison Thompson.


Pastor Killion was preceded in death by his infant daughter, Brenda Killion; son, Timothy Killion; infant granddaughter, Michaela; step-father, Earl Thurman; brother, Bill Killion; and sister Evelyn Killion.


Visitation will take place Friday at Bannan Funeral Home-Alpena from 4-8 p.m. and continue there Saturday at 1 p.m. until the funeral service at 2 p.m. with Pastor Steve Moffett and Pastor Mike Ash officiating.


Interment:  Greely Cemetery


Memorials:  Community Baptist Church New Building Fund or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

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