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John Young Jr.

John Young Jr.

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

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.

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  1. Administrator says:

    John Young was an Uncle on my Father’s side, and I have great memories of Uncle John as I grew up. Our families often visited, and we had good times with all the Cousins. With no disrespect to my other Uncles & Aunts, John and Mary Ellen, and their kids, were my personal favorites outside of my Mother and Brother.

    Thank you, John, for all the love and great memories.

    Posted by: Steve Hemphill – redmond, WA – Family Aug 31, 2017

  2. Administrator says:

    Just a few weeks ago I had a nice visit with John at Walmart. I reminded him of when we would see him mowing grass and working in his garden when we were at the Preschool. I’m thankful I got to see him once again. Please accept my condolences on your loss.

    Posted by: Jean Macke – Marissa, IL – Family Friend Aug 31, 2017

  3. Administrator says:

    Mrs. Young,John, David, and Mark. You have my sympathy on the passing of your dad. He was such a nice and friendly man. I always thought highly of him. I hope you were able to see him recently. I know this is hard…I don’t care how old we get. May God grant you His peace.

    Posted by: Cathy Flowers – Annandale, VA – Friend Aug 31, 2017

  4. Administrator says:

    I was a neighbor to the Young family and attended the same church for many years. Mr. Young greeted everyone with a big smile and always had a kind word. My sympathy to Mrs. Young, David, John, Mark and their families. May God grant you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

    Posted by: Karen (Forsythe) Knight – Destin, FL Sep 02, 2017

  5. Administrator says:

    We were very sorry to hear of Johns passing. We just got in last night from Texas. So sorry we didn’t get to call on Mary Ellen and the family. Please hug her for us , they were wonderful neighbors and we still miss them. Stan and Bev Lewis

    Posted by: Stan and Bev Lewis – Marissa, IL – Neighbor Sep 03, 2017

  6. Administrator says:

    Dear Mark and family,
    We are so sorry to learn of your loss. We hope the memories will tide you through this time of grief.
    Sincerely, Lynne and Lori Schneider

    Posted by: Lori Schneider – Paderborn, IL – Friend Sep 08, 2017

  7. Administrator says:

    I’m so sorry to hear of John’s passing. He was wonderful person. I knew John for more than 20 years, he was always so nice, a true gentleman.

    John and Mrs. Young were neighbors of my grandparents for several years. The Young’s were always so pleasant to be around.

    Thank you John for being nice so nice to me when I was a kiddo, I pray you rest easy with the other good men in heaven.

    Posted by: Christian Shaw – Columbia, IL – Friend Sep 08, 2017

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