Lyndell C. "Jim" Young, 81, of Sikeston, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007, at the Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Facility in Dexter. He was born Aug. 18, 1925, at Grayridge to the late Wilmer and Stella Smith Young.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy. He was an auto mechanic and had worked for several auto dealerships in Clearwater, Fla., for 12 years. He has also worked as an auto mechanic in Sikeston for 17 years, for Dale White Auto Sales and Midtown Motors.
He was married to Inas Lavelle O'Neal on Aug. 15, 1949, in St. Louis. She preceded him in death on Aug. 5, 2004. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Dugan Young.
Survivors include two nieces, Carolyn Corlew of Essex and Marilyn Jiles of Grayridge. Several other nieces and nephews also survive.
He was cremated. Family and friends will gather together for a committal service at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, 2007, at Dexter City Cemetery.
Nunnelee Funeral Chapel of Sikeston is in charge of arrangements.