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Richard "Jim" James Young Jr.

September 11, 1944 — August 31, 2022

Obituary For Richard "Jim" James Young Jr.

Richard "Jim" James Young Jr., 77, of Sedalia, MO, passed away Wednesday, August 31, 2022, at Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia. He was born on September 11, 1944, in Sedalia, the son of Richard James, Sr. and Mildred Iverne (England) Young, who preceded him in death.

Jim was united in marriage to Deborah (Williams) Young on October 26, 1979, in Sedalia, who preceded him in death on February 8, 2019.

Jim graduated from Smith-Cotton High School in 1962. He started working at Lamy's at the age of sixteen for 37 years until they closed in 1998. After that, he worked maintenance for the Sedalia #200 school district for nine years, retiring in 2010. He also helped his brothers with the family business, Young's Auto Sales, in Sedalia. His family was very important to him. Jim helped them to build houses, garages, and many remodels throughout the years. He enjoyed working on his cars. He enjoyed his grandkids and tried not to miss a sporting event, especially basketball. He was a quiet giver and a blessing to many people. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Jim is survived by four children, Melinda Strange (Allen) of Sedalia, Wendy Merrick of Florida, Richard Young III (Su) of Overland Park, KS, and Tammy Wolf (Brandon) of Sedalia; grandchildren, Brian, Brittany, Austin, Colten, Dylan, Hilary, Kelton, Garrett, Colby, Carson, Ky, and John; 15 great-grandchildren; brothers, Jerry Young (Annette), Jeff Young; and a sister, Jackie Allee (Irvin).

Besides his parents and wife, Jim was preceded in death by two infant daughters; a great-granddaughter, Emma; a sister, Judy Webb (John); and a brother, Joe Young (Lou).

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 9, 2022, at Rea Funeral Chapel, with Pastor Travis Battershell officiating.

The family will receive friends an hour prior to the service.

Honorary bearers will be his grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Open Door or the Central MO Food Bank in Pettis County.

Arrangements are under the direction of Rea Funeral Chapel.

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