James E. Young, age 88, of Leitchfield, KY, passed away Sunday, (March 15, 2020) at his home in Leitchfield.
He was born on January 27, 1932 in Buffalo Valley, TN, the son of the late James and Gerthia Campbell Young.
After serving in the Marine Corps during the Korean War, he went on to work as a machinist for both Ohio Machine & Mold and Howell Brothers in Louisville. He enjoyed golfing and was a member of the Leitchfield United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years Stella Ruby Rochelle Young of Leitchfield; five children, Debbie Glasscock (Terry) and Freida Alexander (Perry) both of Leitchfield, Jimmy Young (Dawn) and Donnie Young (Rhonda) both of Raleigh, NC, and Sharon Messick (Jim) of Perkiomenville, PA; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Wilma Irene Robison of Akron, OH.
Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Ann Young.
Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, (March 19, 2020) at the Dermitt Funeral Home in Leitchfield. Bro. Fred Whitmore will be officiating. Burial will be in the Leitchfield Memory Gardens.
Visitation will be at the Dermitt Funeral Home from 10:00 a.m. Thursday until time of services.
(In compliance with recommendations from the Funeral Directors Association of Kentucky, all lounges will be closed and coffee & food services will be suspended until further notice.)