Mortie Steven King, 1948-2019


Funeral services for Mortie Steven King, 70, were March 2 at Beaty Funeral Home in Mineola.

He died Feb. 21 from complications from diabetes.

He was born Sept. 25, 1948, in Pittsburg, Texas, to Travis Lamar and Hortense King.

Steve was a longtime teacher and coach. He coached at Allen, Mineola, Big Sandy and Emory-Rains. Steve King was a veteran of the Vietnam War, where he served in the jungles of Vietnam and Cambodia.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a twin brother, Mike; sister, Patti Renfro; and partner Linda Mize.

He is survived by his sister, Bob Ann Cumberland of San Antonio; stepchildren Bruce Burnham and Mike Mize; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and his longtime caregivers Reggie and Billie Day and Regina Tennyson.