James “Jim” Johnson Young, 78, of Mt. Vernon, passed away at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, June 5, 2014, at White Oak Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Mt. Vernon.
James was born Jan. 12, 1936, in Michigan City, Ind., a son of Elmer and Virginia (Johnson) Young. On Sept. 23, 1959, in Chesterton, Ind., he married Rochelle “Shelly” Ann (Cincoski) Young and she survives in Mt. Vernon.
James is survived by his wife, Shelly Young of Mt. Vernon; three children, Stacy Kehrer and husband Mike of Woodlawn, Tony Young and wife Denise of Bonnie and Rochelle Bond and husband James of Mt. Vernon; brother, Walt Young of Cottonwood, Ariz.; nine grandchildren, Darrell Kehrer, Chad Kehrer and wife Erika, Adam Skortz and wife Arizona, Britanny Loman and husband Shannon, Travis Bond, Cameron Young, Shane Bond, Quinton Kehrer and Derek Kehrer; great-grandchildren, Jacie Kehrer, Lane Kehrer, Bennett Banks, Parker Loman, Avalynn Loman, Josyah, Addy and Kai.
In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by two brothers, George Young and Eddie Young.
Mr. Young was a member of the Salem Lutheran Church in Salem. He formerly attended the Faith Lutheran Church in Mt. Vernon.
He worked as an operator in the oil fields of Hobbs, N.M., and Southern Illinois. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and uncle. Jim loved spending time watching the St. Louis Cardinals and the Woodlawn Cardinals.
Funeral services for James Young will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 8, 2014, at Faith Lutheran Church in Mt. Vernon with Pastor Dennis Meyer officiating. Military honors will be conducted by the American Legion Post 141 in Mt. Vernon.
Visitation will be on Sunday from 1 p.m. until the service time at the church.
For those who wish, memorials may be made to the James Young family payable to Shelly Young and will be accepted at the Newell Funeral Home.
For more information you may call Newell Funeral Home at 246-0100 or visit www.newellfuneralhome.com.