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Marie Carter Brown

Dear Kelly, Robin and Families...I am saddened to read about your father. I have fond memories of your father from the days of girls softball (Angels) back in the day. Your dad and grandmother were always there for all of us. Prayers and thoughts. May God's strength help you in the days ahead.

Bobbi A. Roberts

So sorry to hear about your loss Ms Pete. I know what a special man he was to you. Please know you and your family are on our thoughts and prayers. May God watch over you and bless you. We pray that you have many beautiful memories to help you through this time. God bless you! Tommy and Bobbi Roberts

Faye & Willi Flannery

We are so sorry for your loss!! Love you 😘

Susan Crews

Pete so sad to hear of your husband's passing. Praying for you and your family to find peace.

Shannon Keith

Ms. Pete and family I am so heartbroken for your loss. Thinking of you all during this difficult time.

Gail Cook

Ms Pete, I am so sorry to read this. I know that he had been having health struggles, but was doing better. I know that his loss leaves a big hole. Hold onto all the special memories that you have. I will pray for the peace and comfort that only God can provide.

Robin Jones

Pete, Jason and all the Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers. Love to all.

Charles and Sharon Crews

I can't even begin to tell you how much we loved you so much! Charles and Jim were fishing buddies! I always loved seeing My Brother In Law walking to the boat in our backyard with a fishing pole in tow! His smile cause it was fishing time! Pete is my Husbands Sister and Jim was the BEST of the BEST Brother In Law we had the privilege of Loving a Gentle Soul! We will miss you terribly!

Tom and Marsha Woleshin

Prayers to the family. We know he will be deeply missed.

Robyn Walters

Pops was the sweetest man I've ever known. I'll miss his quick wit, funny jokes and when he sings to me on my birthday. 😊 Most of all, I'll miss the way my husband lights up when he is near him. To know him, is to love him. ❤️

Taylor Andrew Thornton

I am deeply sorry for your loss. Mr. Jim was a great man and will be missed dearly. My father always spoke so highly of Mr.Jim. You are all in my thoughts and prayers through this difficult time.

Lynne Turner

My Sincere condolences to you Pete all the kids, sending healing Prayers

Joseph and Josephine Benner

My dear Pete. I was so sorry to hear of Jim"s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers

Vicki Young Caraway

I am Jim's 1st cousin. My father was his Uncle Phil. I remember so many wonderful summers when Jim, Bill and their parents would come to North Carolina, to catch up with others from the Young clan! Although we lived far apart, we got to know one another well. Jim was always smiling! I am one of the younger cousins. He was always very good to me. In our adulthood, we haven't seen each other as much, but we all kept that fondness we gained as children. Godspeed, Jim. Rest-in-peace.

Julie Vanzant Reed

Uncle Jim was a great man. I know he’s in heaven fishing now. I love you Pete and am here if you need anything m.

Donna Dumas

Mrs. Pete love you and so sorry for your loss! I am just down the road.

Debbie Self

So sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with you all

Donna Walters

Papaw was the sweetest man with the best sense of humor and the best hugs that I will miss so much!

Lori Alger

I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for peace and comfort during this most difficult time.

James "Jim" M. Young

2022-08-05

James "Jim" Young, a retired telecommunications technician and veteran of the United States Air Force, died unexpectedly on August 5, 20 2022 at the age of 74. He passed with his loving wife by his side.

Jim was born in Baltimore, Maryland on June 29, 1948, to Jesse Ray and Ella Young. He graduated from Fernandina Beach High School in 1966 and enlisted into the U.S. Air Force.

After serving four years in the Air Force, he returned home and began a 33-year career with Bellsouth Telecommunications. He was especially proud of the times he was assigned to be the technician “on-site” for visits to Amelia Island Plantation by President Bill Clinton and actress, Linda Carter, of Wonder Woman fame.

On March 28, 1986, he married the love of his life, Patricia "Ms. Pete" and they raised 8 children (and all the neighborhood kids) together.

Jim was a loving father and devoted husband. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and taking trips to the North Carolina mountains. He liked puzzles, arts, and listening to music. He was a spiritual man. His children saw him as their hero, and his wife always referred to him as her "Gentle Giant."

Jim is predeceased by his mother, Ella Young and his father, Jesse Ray Young; his brother, William "Bill" Young; and his son Dewayne Walters.

Jim leaves behind his wife of 36 years, Patricia "Pete" Young; his children, Kelly Young Daniel (David), Robin Young Aplin (Jerry), Rachel Walters Dufresne, Jason Walters (Robyn), William Chandler, Samantha Towers Carter (Corey), and Joshua Towers (Ashley); his grandchildren, Courtney Bobbitt White, Casey Hodges, Christian Walters, Austin McCulloch, Carson Walters, Matthew Walters; and his great grandchildren Ian Hodges, John McCulloch, Amelia McCulloch, and Corey Grey Carter.

Funeral services for Jim will be held Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at 12:00 PM in the Burgess Chapel of Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors with Chaplain Jackie Hayes officiating. The family will received friends beginning at 11:00 AM.

Jim will be laid to rest, with miliary honors, at Jacksonville National Cemetery at a later date.

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