John C. Young, 88, of Taylorville, passed away at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 4, 2021 at Taylorville Care Center.
John was born February 24, 1933 in Springfield, the son of John M. and Catherine (Thompson) Young. He graduated from Cathedral Boys High School in 1951, and went on serve our country in the United States Army during the Korean War. Upon his honorable discharge, John went on to work for the Local 965 as an operating engineer in the tank division for 45 years.
John married Barbara Ann Tonks on November 28, 1964 at the First Presbyterian Church in Taylorville. He was a longtime member of the V.F.W. Post #4495 and the American Legion Post #73, and he spent many years serving our community as a member of the burial detail. John enjoyed playing golf, vegetable gardening, hunting, and fishing.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his daughter, Cathy.
John is survived by his wife, Barbara A. Young of Taylorville; children, Michelle Young of Forest Park, and John P. Young of Taylorville; grandchildren, Thomas Young and Torrey Langan, both of Taylorville; siblings, Phillip (wife, Sharry) Young of Oceanside, CA, and Margaret (husband, Ron) Verardi of Taylorville; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside Ceremony: 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 9, 2021 at Camp Butler National Cemetery, 5063 Camp Butler Road, Springfield, IL 62707 with Rev. Tom Bellagante officiating. Military honors will be provided by the United States Department of Defense and the Interveterans Burial Detail of Sangamon County.
Memorial contributions may be made to: V.F.W. Post #4495, 515 N. West Ave, Taylorville, IL 62568.
The family has entrusted Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home, 202 W. Franklin St., Taylorville, IL 62568 with ceremonies.
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V.F.W. Post #4495
515 N. West Ave., Taylorville IL 62568