John Clarence Young, Jr., 89, of Marissa, IL; born on October 23, 1927 in Sumner, GA; passed away on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at Sparta Community Hospital in Sparta, IL.
Mr. Young served for 21 years in the United States Navy in the Hospital Corp as a medical technician. After his military service he worked as a postal carrier in Marissa. He was a faithful member of the Marissa Presbyterian Church where he served as a trustee, participated in Sunday school and attended the men’s breakfast gathering. He was also known for his welcoming smile as a greeter on countless Sunday mornings. John also greatly enjoyed gardening.
He was preceded in death by his parents – John and Madge, nee Lewis, Young, Sr. One son – Brian Young. One daughter – Mary Baker.
He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years – Mary Ellen, nee Hemphill, Young. Three sons – David (Victoria) Young of Bremerton, WA; John (Dianne) Young III of Saline, MI; Mark (Tracey) Young of Lacey, WA. Eleven grandchildren, Seventeen great-grandchildren and One great-great-grandchild.
Condolences to the family may be expressed online at www.heilschuessler.com.
Memorials may be made to the Marissa Presbyterian Church
Visitation: Friends may call at the Marissa Presbyterian Church on Saturday, September 2, 2017 from 9:00am to 11:00am.
Funeral: Services will be held at the Marissa Presbyterian Church on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 11:00am with Rev. James Ryan officiating.
Interment: Burial will be held in the Marissa Township Cemetery in Marissa, IL.
Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.