Funeral services for James Youngs, age 50, a resident of the Highland Nursing Home and formerly of Ogdensburg will be held 5:00 p.m. on Friday (March 15, 2013) at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home with Pastor David Sheppard officiating. Burial will be in the spring at Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Macomb.
Calling hours will also be held on Friday from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Youngs passed away Monday evening (Mar 11, 2013) at Massena Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family.
Surviving is his mother, Beatrice Youngs of Hampton, VA; a sister, Fawn Youngs of Heuvelton; four brothers and their wives, Harold Jr. and Janet Youngs of Pamona Park, FL, Neal and Jessey Youngs of Milton, FL, David and Helena Youngs of Gouverneur, and Kelvin and Sanie Youngs of Newport News, VA; nieces and nephews, Gavin, Deshawn, Ryan, Ethan, Bianca, Racheal, Madolyn, Kathryn, Madyson, Kellie Anne, Neleh, Jimely, Darwin, Sue and Isiah; his favorite dog, “Susie”; along with cousins, several great nieces, nephews and many friends.
His father, Harold C. Youngs; and a nephew, Allan Miller predeceased him.
Jimmy was born on November 7, 1962 in Gouverneur, a son of Harold C. & Beatrice M. (Kelley) Youngs. He attended schools in Hammond, Morristown and Canton and was raised by Jim & Ruth Smith of Brier Hill. During his working years he was employed at Perretta Packing, various farms, the 801 housing project @ Fort Drum and Snye’s Greenhouse until he became unable to work in 1992 because of his pulmonary disease.
He was active in the US Army National Guard for 2 years and enjoyed NASCAR, fishing, hunting & the outdoors.
Memorial contributions can be made to Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 East Ohio Street, Suite 304, Chicago, Illinois 60611. Condolences can also be shared online at www.foxandmurrayfuneralhome.com.