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James Young

James Young III

Friday, August 16th, 1935 - Saturday, September 21st, 2019
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Obituary

James Young, III, 84, of Conway, S. C. , peacefully passed away on Saturday, September 21, 2019, at the home he shared with his wife of 38 years, Christine Diana Young. Jim and Chris moved to South Carolina from Kilmarnock, Va. in 2018.

He was born on August 16, 1935, in Charlottesville, Va., to James Jr. and Willie Johnson Young. Later, two sisters, Carlie Collier and Jean Cameron and two brothers, Barton and Malcom Cameron were born. Jim graduated from Lively High School in 1953 and attended Virginia Tech. He honorably served four years in the U. S. Navy. Then he enjoyed traveling around the U.S., including Alaska and throughout the world, in locales such as Ireland, France, Germany, Morocco, and Labrador, working on radar systems for companies such as Bendix and General Electric. Afterward, he became an electronic engineer for Gruman. He was a member of the team that created the Lunar Module used on the first moon landing, 1969, and contributed to the Orbiting Astronomical Observatory, which was a forerunner to the Hubble Telescope. Next, he turned his keen mind to real estate. He was the owner of both Medallion Real Estate and Advanced Education Real Estate School, training a new generation of realtors. Later, he became an independent real estate appraiser. He also for many years built and repaired computers, even into his eighties.

Jim is survived by his wife, Chris; his daughter, Stephanie P. Young-Wurdeman and husband, Patrick Wurdeman and their sons, Ryan, Christopher and Justin and their wives. He is also survived by great grandsons, Owen and Patrick. He was preceded in death by his son, James "Jimmy" Young, IV who passed away in 2018.

There will be a Christian service 11:00 a. m. Thursday, September 26, 2019 at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Kilmarnock, VA. All are invited to a reception and fellowship in St. Francis Hall following the burial at St. Francis cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Tunnel To Towers Foundation.
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  • Service

    Thursday, September 26th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Thursday, September 26th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church
    Address
    154 East Church Street
    Kilmarnock, VA 22482
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    Officiant
    Father Michael Orlowsky
  • Interment

    Location
    St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church Cemetery
    Address
    154 East Church Street
    Kilmarnock, Virginia
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Love, Christopher, Sarah, Owen and Patrick

Posted at 08:45pm
Fair Winds and Following Seas, Granddad. I will always cherish the sea stories that we shared. "Not bad for an old fart". We love and miss you!
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Barbara Breeden

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So sorry I can't be with you but we will be out of the country on September 26. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Paula Reynolds

Posted at 04:57pm
Chris and family, you all are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. Those of us who were lucky enough to know Jim and appreciate his humor and friendship will miss him tremendously. We have missed him since the move but know that all of the wonderful memories you shared will sustain you always.
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