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Roy Young

veteranJul 26th, 1940 - Sep 6th, 2019

Memorial Ceremony:  2 p.m. Sunday, September 15, 2019, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home

Memorial Visitation:  1 until 2 p.m., Sunday, September 15, 2019, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home


     Roy Dean Young, age 79, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Friday night, September 6, 2019, at Clay County Hospital.

     He was born July 26, 1940, in Flora, the son of the late Dale Young and Anna (Bradley) Lamb.  He married Karen J. Colclasure on September 29, 1962, at the First Church of God in Flora, and they have celebrated 56 wedding anniversaries together.

     Roy had a career working for Sunbeam, Hella, and then North American Lighting, retiring in 2006 after serving as plant superintendent.  He is remembered as a soft-spoken and fair leader to those he worked with.  He honorably served in the U. S. Navy.  Roy logged countless miles as a long-distance runner, had also enjoyed playing tennis and golf, and was an enthusiastic lifelong Cubs baseball fan.  Keeping his yard looking mowed and well-trimmed was very rewarding to him.  Apart from all other things, the cherished light in Roy’s life was his great-granddaughter, River Rose, and his granddaughter, Ciera.

     He is survived by his wife: Karen Young of Flora; a daughter: Kamela Young (Andrew Shultz) of Cisne; a son: Rodney Young of Salem; a granddaughter: Ciera Young Birch (husband Cody) of Flora; a great-granddaughter: River Rose; a brother: Ron Young of Xenia; and 2 sisters: Roberta Schnepper and Barbara Lamb of Rinard.

     A memorial ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 15, 2019, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora, followed by the presentation of military funeral honors.  A memorial visitation will be from 1 until 2 p.m. prior to the ceremony.  Private interment will be in Kneff Cemetery at a later date.  Memorials are suggested to Clay County Animal Rescue and Shelter (CCARS) and will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a condolence or memory, visit:


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Paula Jones Rahn

September 8th

So sorry for your loss

Sharon and Larry Greenwood

September 8th

So sorry to hear this news. Prayers for your family!

Anita Dickerson

September 8th

Sorry for your loss. Praying

Jim Yates

September 8th

I say of Roy what I hope people will say of me when I pass: He always treated me with kindness. So sorry for your loss. Miss you bud.

Mike and Sharon Gray

September 8th

Sorry for your loss. Prayers of comfort for the family.

Sharon David

September 8th

Karen and family. Roy was a good man that treated people with respect. I am so sorry for your loss. Roy will definitely be missed.


September 8th

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for his family

Pat Hilliard

September 8th

I worked with Roy at Valley Steel over 40 years ago. He was one of the good guys. Condolences.

Art & Judy Snell

September 8th

Sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.

Jerry & Carol Wood

September 8th

So sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers for all the family.

Linda (King) Martin

September 8th

Barbara: My condolence to you and your family in the loss of your brother. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Lynn and Judy Van Dyke

September 8th

Sorry to hear about Roy. God Bless you and your family.

Dana Doty

September 8th

Karen Kami, and Rod and Family I am so sorry for your loss. Roy was a great man and I had a great time working with him at NAL.All of you are in my thoughts and prayers

Larry & Joyce Henderson

September 8th

So sorry for you loss... Prayers for the family.

John and Judy Gahan

September 8th

Karen and family we are sorry to hear of your loss

Jan Jennings

September 8th

Karen, we’ve spent many hours together waiting for our men to cross the finish line! Such wonderful memories of those years!! They’ve both finished the most important finish line of their lives and I pray they are running together once again!

Sandy Jones

September 8th

Sorry to hear about Roy. He was a very nice man. Thoughts and Prayers.

Mike warren

September 8th

I lost a good friend in Roy. Karen & family so did you. My deepest condolences.

Jennifer Smith

September 8th

Roy was such a great man. He will truly be missed. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

Mr and Mrs Dennis Lowery

September 8th

Prayers for the family

Chris and Melanie Lake

September 8th

Roy was one of our favorite people. I, Melanie, missed him as soon as he retired from NAL. Roy was a great man. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Rick Klanke

September 8th

Roy was one of the smartest people I have ever known. Best of all was his kindness to others and his ability to bring out the best in everyone around him. He was truly a great man and will be sorely missed by all those that were lucky enough to know him. My heart breaks for his family right now in this time. Take care of yourselves.

Janet Thompson

September 8th

Sorry for the loss. Enjoyed working with him. He was always a kind gentleman.

Patty Pennington Barnard

September 9th

So sorry to hear of this Cam an to the rest of your extended Family. Deepest Sympathy

Rick & Verna Smith

September 9th

We're so saddened to hear of Roy's passing. He was such a nice man. Always had time for all. He'll be greatly missed..

Linda Bunting

September 9th

I met Roy when I worked at NAL. He was a kind person and respected by many. He will be greatly missed. My condolences...

Curt Bunting

September 9th

Roy Young was a person in which "still waters run deep" described well. An intelligent man that spoke softly and delibrately and carried himself with a quiet dignity. A person that when he spoke you should listen as you could learn a lot from his words and from the disciplined way he carried himself. He was a kind man who felt everyone deserved a second chance and he truly led a life that showed that belief through the gentle kindness and respect he showed towards everyone. He will be missed by all those who knew him.

Peggy Nichols

September 9th

So sorry .... Thoughts and Prayers ...

Glenda Cooper

September 9th

Karen, Kam and family. I am so sorry for your loss, it's never easy I pray God will wrap you all in his arms and watch over you at this terrible time. God bless

Paula McGee

September 9th

Very sorry for your loss

Kevin and Jo Ord

September 9th

Karen, Jo and I are so sorry for your loss. It is my privilege to have worked for Roy for several years. Roy nurtured and encouraged me more than anyone else towards advancing my career at N.A.L. I will always remember him as a coach, mentor, teacher, and mostly as a good friend. Indeed, he was one of the ‘good guys’. A quiet force. God bless you and your family.

Nita Smith

September 9th

I'm so sorry for your loss of Roy. May God give you comfort at this trying time.

Stanley S. Davis

September 9th

I just got out my 58 Harstan. Roy signed it by saying, Best of Luck always, friend Roy Young. Karen sorry to hear about Roy. My thoughts and prayers.

Bill Ernest

September 9th

Karen and family, Robin and I are so sorry to hear about the passing of Roy. I was so shocked to hear this today and have thought about you ever sense. I hope he did not suffer greatly. I still cannot believe he was 79, as he was such a young at heart guy. We had so many great runs together and I will never forget the St Louis Marathon we ran together. He was such a great friend and great American. I know you will miss him deeply. So many memories. Bill and Robin

Jeannine William's

September 10th

So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for the family.

Dave Tatman

September 10th

Roy and I spent many a splendid day playing tennis. We were will matched and I think we both improved our games. Sorry to see him go. He will be missed by all.

Sheila Greenwood

September 10th

Thoughts and prayers with the family in this time of remembrance. Great guy, great family.

Brenda Hawes

September 10th

So sad to hear of your husband's passing. My deepest condolences to you and your family. Brenda (Colclasure) Hawes

Bruce & Nannette Richards

September 11th

Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Rick Phillips

September 13th

My sympathy to the family of Roy Young

Nathan Rinehart

September 23rd

Roy is a man I deeply respected, and learned a lot from. He made anyone a better person by just being around.



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Gene & Betty Pieplow
Mike and Kathy Kitley
Lorena Gill
David & Connie Birch
Sharon David
Dianna Jacobs
All 70's Reunion
Jim and Linda Grove
Class of 1972
David & Judy Bryden
Jerry "Butch" Erwin
Tom and Button Pemberton
Lowell & Brenda K Showalters
Ed & Kathy Colclasure
Steve & Lisa Persinger
Teresa Kittle
John & Marla Corry
Mike Patridge and Jean Guerrettaz
Bob and Marlene Smith
Travis and Crystal Logan
Dana Doty
Class of 1970
Don and Mary Smith
Linda (King) Martin
Sue Russell
Glenda Cooper
Stan and Carla Stanford
John and Judy Gahan
Ruth Stanford
Ilene Jackson
Norman Phillips
Jeff & Karrie Young
Chris and Melanie Lake
Jane B. Gilliland
Ron Tolliver
Willie Thompson
Don, Jane and Darren Delaney
Lynne Wilson
Joe Ellis
Bill Bryan
Billye Young
Larry & Mary Jo Patridge
Dale and Angie Lampley
Clara Booth
George and Patricia Beardsley
Ginny Ashley
Doris Westerman
Nita Smith
Peggy Nichols
Vivian Blackford
Gene and Jan McAllister
Walt and Doloris Brewer
Jeannine Williams
Kenny & Sherrie Sessions
Robert and Regina Bricker
Diane (Blaydes) Prince
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