James Ray “Jim” Young

Published 5:43 pm Monday, March 23, 2020

James Ray “Jim” Young


James Ray “Jim” Young, age 88, passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2020. He was a native of Marion County, Kentucky and the son of the late Sylvester Young and Ruth Mae Young. James was a resident of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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James was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Nora Mildred Young; brothers, William Paul Young, Melvin Lee Young and Thomas Owen Young. He is survived by his sons, James Ronald “Ron” (Teresa) Young of Pace, Florida; Gregory Young of Orlando, Florida; daughter, Linda Young (Rick) Wiggins of Brentwood, Tennessee; grandchildren, Robert James “RJ” Darr, Erica Bishop, Ronda Freeman and Jamie (Evan) Mingle; great grandchildren, Jonathan Freeman, Aiden Bishop and Emery Bishop.

James attended Sycamore Church of Christ. He graduated from Forkland High School and then served 21 years in the United States Air Force. After serving in the military he was a business owner in Murfreesboro, Tennessee for 45 years. He loved God, his family and country. He was always willing to help people out and genuinely cared for everyone he met. He made friends everywhere he went. People loved his stories, humor and the way he made everyone feel important.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Walden Funeral Home Perryville.