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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: www.frankandbright.com
So sorry for your loss
So sorry to hear this news. Prayers for your family!
Sorry for your loss. Praying
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.
Sorry for your loss. Prayers of comfort for the family.
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.
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for his family
I worked with Roy at Valley Steel over 40 years ago. He was one of the good guys. Condolences.
Sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.
So sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers for all the family.
Barbara: My condolence to you and your family in the loss of your brother. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sorry to hear about Roy. God Bless you and your family.
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
So sorry for you loss... Prayers for the family.
Karen and family we are sorry to hear of your loss
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!
Sorry to hear about Roy. He was a very nice man. Thoughts and Prayers.
I lost a good friend in Roy. Karen & family so did you. My deepest condolences.
Roy was such a great man. He will truly be missed. Thoughts and prayers to the family.
Prayers for the family
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.
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.
Sorry for the loss. Enjoyed working with him. He was always a kind gentleman.
So sorry to hear of this Cam an to the rest of your extended Family. Deepest Sympathy
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..
I met Roy when I worked at NAL. He was a kind person and respected by many. He will be greatly missed. My condolences...
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.
So sorry .... Thoughts and Prayers ...
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
Very sorry for your loss
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.
I'm so sorry for your loss of Roy. May God give you comfort at this trying time.
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.
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
So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for the family.
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.
Thoughts and prayers with the family in this time of remembrance. Great guy, great family.
So sad to hear of your husband's passing. My deepest condolences to you and your family. Brenda (Colclasure) Hawes
Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
My sympathy to the family of Roy Young
Roy is a man I deeply respected, and learned a lot from. He made anyone a better person by just being around.