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Dick Young

Apr 26th, 1941 - Feb 21st, 2020

Funeral: 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 25, 2020, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora

Visitation: 5-8 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home

Interment: Clay City Cemetery


   Dickie Ray Young, age 78, of Clay City, Illinois, passed away early Friday morning, February 21, 2020, at his home in the care of his loving family.

   He was born April 26, 1941, in Flora, and was the son of John Wesley and Beulah (Wathan) Young.  He was united in marriage to Frances K. Goings on August 8, 1959, in Clay City, and together they shared 46 years of marriage until she passed away July 5, 2006.

   Dick’s life and love was his family, faith, and the oilfield.  The people he considered family often extended to anyone who stepped through the door of his home, and he answered to “grandpa” from so many beyond his own grandchildren.  Over the years, he worked for C.D. Reed, Doc & Tom Abner, and Shelby Britton.  He went on to become a production man for Tandem Investments, and later retired from DakFam, Inc.  He was a skilled welder, and his family will never forget his fondness for a variety of Little Debbie Snack Cakes .  Dick’s spirit of faith, personal mission, and belief in a “new beginning” were a cornerstone of his life.  Dick and Frances were longtime members of the Clay City First Baptist Church where Dick served as Deacon. 

   He is survived by 3 children: Charles “Chuck” Young of Clay City, Richard Young of Flora, and Teresa (Leslye) Young of Foley, AL; daughter-in-law: Lori Young of Marion, KY; grandchildren: Jill Young (Mark Lewis) of Clay City, Misty (Matt) Lindeman of Clay City, Mandy Sullens (Cody Jay) of Cisne, Heather (Caleb) Middleton of Kinmundy, Jessica Young (Travis Wilson) of Clay City, Sarah (Brandon) Tinsley of Marion, KY, Karl (Cheyenne) Young of Flora, John Robert Young of Olney, Steven Long of Clay City, Nathan (Brianne) Young of Clay City, Chris (Sierra) Young of Flora; 34 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; 1 brother: Eldon (Freida) Young of Watson; and 2 sisters: Kay Zech of Austin, TX, and Sue (John) Gay of Claremont.

   He was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings: Tom Young, Dean Young, William “Bill” Wathan, Althea “Dude” Guinn, Bonnie Hayes, and Nita Stanley.

   A funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 25, 2020, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Interment will follow in Clay City Cemetery.  Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home.  Memorial donations are suggested to the family to assist with expenses and will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a memory or condolence, visit:


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Donna Mason

February 21st

So sorry for your loss, I am keeping you all in my prayers

Jane Janes

February 21st

Dick was a very special man, fond memories for ever.


February 21st


Ronda Cooper.

February 21st

Grandpa Dickie Ray was a great man. He will be missed by all whi knew and loved him. So sorry for your loss

Peggy Shroyer Leigh

February 22nd

Thoughts and prayers to all. Praying for comfort and strength for the many days ahead. Dick was an awesome man with such a great heart of gold.

Roberta Wascher

February 22nd

Heaven gained another great man. Fly high, Dickie Ray!

Jacquie Young Cooper

February 22nd

I am so sorry for the passing of Dick. He will be missed. He was such a seeeet guy. Always enjoyed talking to him. R.I.P cousin. Prayers for all.

Calvin and Anita Sunday Lake

February 22nd

One of my favorite memories of Dick is when he and Frances lived across the road from Mom and Dad. One night after I got off work, Calvin took me home and we were sitting out in front of the house talking until Mom started wearing out the porch light switch to get me to go in. The next thing Dick came over to see just who was sitting out there. I said it's me Dick and he was so embarrassed and apologized over and over. But I was glad he came over. It let me know he wasn't going to let anyone bother Mom and Dad.

Brad Harris

February 22nd

Dick was a blessing to so many people. What a wonderful family he leaves behind. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Shelley Worrell

February 22nd

What an amazing tribute Teresa. My thoughts are with you and your family in your time of loss.

Larry and Donna Phillips

February 22nd

Jill and family, we were so sorry to hear about your grandpa's passing, he was such wonderful, kind, gentle man. We pray for your comfort and peace at this difficult time.


February 22nd

When we lose a loved one here on earth, we gain an angel in heaven, that watches over us. May you take comfort in knowing that you have another angel to watch over all of you now. Sorry that I can't be there, but my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Try to remember some happy times. Love, Aunt Kay

Barbara Sullens Branche

February 22nd

Teresa, I'm sorry to hear of your loss. Dick was a kind man who always welcomed me to your house. It is good to know he is walking hand in hand in heaven with your mom again.

Nilda Stanley

February 22nd

Uncle Dick was the nicest man you could ever meet....I have fond memories of him and he will be forever in my heart.

Pat Burt

February 22nd

Remembering your family in prayer. Dick was such a good man. He meant a lot to our family, especially my Dad who was a fellow Deacon at First Baptist.

Nancy D Gray

February 23rd

Our Prayers to the Family !

Phyllis Gill

February 24th

So sorry for your loss. I have a book with Dick’s name in it where he filled out papers to go to work for dad C.D. Reed years ago. Memories are there for your comfort

Asher Wathan

February 24th

Prayers for all the family, Uncle Dick will be missed. Will always remember the smiles and joyous heart.

Lori cown

February 23rd

Sorry for your loss prayers for you and your family


February 25th

Rest in Peace. You will be so missed by all whose lives you touched, however brief the encounter was, you always made them feel welcome. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Tom Young

February 23rd

R.I.P. Uncle Dick, loved your stories you would tell me, going to miss them but going to miss you more,

Darla Richard Fryberger

February 23rd

Prayers to the family and friends so sorry for your loss heaven gained an angel

Leon & Glenda Sharp

February 24th

Our thoughts & prayers are with the family.

Mike and Sharon Gray

February 24th

Sorry for your loss. Prayers of comfort for all the family. Dick was very nice Christian man and will be missed by many.


February 25th

So sorry for your loss prayers for you and your family

Ronnie & Cindy (Lusk) Tate

February 25th

My thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family. This is a difficult time, but the love you have will bring you lasting memories of great times together. I Love you all.

Everett Young

February 25th

Sorry for your loss dick was my cousin he's going to be missed always enjoyed his company we worked together on a drilling rig he believed in giving a good days work for your pay learnt alot from him . He treated me like a brother going to see him again some day until then he will be in my heart!

Jerry Moore

February 25th

So sorry for your loss. Dick & I were in High School together. Our Sympathy & Prayers are with you at this time.

Karen Suey - Bi-Petro, Inc.

February 26th

I worked with Dick many years in the oil industry. He was a great friend and always a pleasant fellow to visit with.



Rhonda Baker Sullens
Jim and Rhonda Lewis
Don and Ruth Ann Lusk
Mick & Leslie Spitzner
Dianna Jacobs
Mike & Connie Spitzner & Family
Kevin & Jana Henry
Gary Lehman and Family
Wayne & Ricki Lapington
Ray & Jackie Evans
Derek and Missy Hagen
Mike and Karen Mcallister
Lisa Carter
Ray & Jackie Evans
Wayne & Ricki Lapington
Ed & Kathy (Wathan) Colclasure
John and Deana Devore
Jacob, Angelina, Trevin, and Trinity Hemrich
Rose Anderson
Tom Young
Dorothy Wyatt
Jane Janes
Marcia Craig
Larry Frost
Cheri Casolari
Tom & Connie Greenwood
Kevin and Linda Ray
Larry, Melissa, Brennon & Blaine Milner
Richard and Darla Fryburger
Steve and Lora O"Dell
Layton Weiler
Sue Gay R. I. P. Brother
Corey & Mandy Deters, Jaycee and Janaya
Pam Schnautz and family
Alesia & Vic
Jacquie Young Cooper
Jim and Kay Reynolds
Babe and Butch Cotton
Ashton and Julie Byrd
Angela Martin
Glenda wille
Alice Britton
Angelia Hustedde
Trudy Zimmerman Stanford
Larry & Deanna Allison
Walt and Doloris Brewer
Randy & Lisa Hargis
Randall and Diane Gill
Jeremy & Kelli Wildbur
June Payne
Robert & Janice Weidner
Charlotte Dulaney
Rita & Bert Cosner
Don, Jane and Darren Delaney
Peggy Shroyer Leigh
Jean Guerrettaz
Roberta Wascher
Kenny & Sherrie Sessions
Doug ODell
Jerry "Butch" Erwin
Josh Sullens
Larry and Linda (Lusk) Cook
Ron and Shirley Payne
Shelley Worrell
Diana & Greg Rutland
Shavonna Jenkins
Jim Hildebrand
Steve and Shelley Callahan
Parvin and Carolyn murbarger
Larry and Donna Phillips
Kaylee Kincaid
Mary Reynolds
Barbara Sullens Branche
Roger & Rhonda Dugan
Doug ODell
John & Angela Casolari
Patsy Norris Prosser
John and Bonnie Britton
Cliff & Cindy Turner
Jeremy Flexter
Harvey&Sandra Cash
Peggy Nichols
Kuirt & Thoom Zech, Kent & Lisa Zech
Don and Ruth Ann Lusk
Bruce &Nannette Richards
Heritage Woods Staff
CCHS Class of 1982
Ronnie & Cindy (Lusk) Tate
Jerry Moore
Cecelia Cardascio
Dawn Rascher Cazadd


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