James R. Young

  • Died: May 14, 2010
  • Location: Arkansas

Shinn Funeral Service

800 West Main Street
P.O. Box 700
Russellville, AR 72811

Tel. (479) 968-1212

Tribute & Message From The Family

James R. "Jim" Young, 58, a resident of Bismarck, died Friday, May 14, 2010, at St. Joseph's Mercy Health Center in Hot Springs.

He was born August 14, 1951, at Morrilton to Robert James and Evelyn Vivian Flewellen Young. He retired in 2006 from the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District after 34 years of service. He was the current president of Arkansas Trail Riders Association and was a member of the Bismarck Church of Christ. He was a devoted and loving son, husband, father, and grandfather and his entire life was centered around his love of God, church and family. He also loved hunting, camping, and his horses. He was preceded in death by his father.

Survivors include his wife of 32 years, June Young of Bismarck; two sons and daughters-in-law, Clayton and Amanda Young of Benton and Adam and Elizabeth Young of Sherwood; his mother and step-father, Evelyn and Darrell Duncan of Nimrod; a brother and sister-in-law, John and Nancy Young of Birta; a sister and brother-in-law, Virginia and Charles Wilbanks of Dover; two grandchildren, Henry Young of Benton and Carter Young of Sherwood; and other relatives and friends.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 19, 2010, at Shinn Chapel with Mr. Charles Smith officiating. Burial will be in Nimrod Cemetery at Nimrod under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville.

Active pallbearers will be Charles Stanford, Ronnie Wilbanks, David Wilbanks, Richard Kimery, David Kimery, and Ray Black. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike, Joe, and Tim Bruck, Terry Etzberger, and Larry Fields.

Visitation will be from 6 - 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the St. Joseph Mercy Clinic Benevolence Fund for Cancer Patients, 1455 Higdon Ferry Road, Suite B, Hot Springs, Arkansas 71913 or the American Cancer Society, 126 Lakeview Circle, Russellville, Arkansas 72802.

Condolence & Memory Journal

June, I am so sorry to hear about Jim. He was such a fine man and I know he will be missed by all. I regret never getting to have that deer steak he promised to fix me. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Kathy Cotton    May 29, 2010

Ms. Evelyn and Carylon I am so sorry to her about Jim's death. This is Wednesday May 26 and did not know about his death until today. God tells us it is for His glory or for some other reason that we are not to question Why because we won't understand we just to have faith and believe and trust in Him. I know that your family will hurt for some time and my sorrow, prayers and thoughts will be for you and your families.

Posted by Debbie Bradley (Cannon)    May 26, 2010

My sympathy to the Young family. Lots of years have passed since I last saw Jim. May peace be with you at this time.

Posted by Ada Sue Heath    May 23, 2010

we're sorry for loss sue ,nikki

Posted by SUE ETZBERGER    May 20, 2010

June, Clayton, and Adam, We are so sorry to learn of Jim's passing. I enjoyed my time working for him at Lake Greeson and the hunting trips we shared with our boys as they were growing up. May the Lord give you confort in this time of sadness. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Johnny and Linda Cantrell    May 19, 2010

June - Howard and I share your grief. We both thought alot of Jim and enjoyed his knowledge and love of horses. It was always so nice to go to the Mountain and get to visit with you. You and Jim were two of a kind, both loving and kind folks. You are remembered in our prayers as we pray for the strength to get thru these sorrowed times. Please know that we are thinking of you and there when you need us.

Posted by Howard & Kathy Petree    May 19, 2010

June, Clay and Adam, so sorry for your loss, Jim was always such a joy to work with. He was one of my first supervisors back in 1981 when I first started with the Corps and then got the chance to work with him again upon returning to Ouachita in 2005. He was a man of great wisdom and so proud of his family. I feel priviledged that I had the opportunity to work with him through the years. Bill Jackson

Posted by Bill Jackson    May 19, 2010

To the Young family, we are very sorry for your loss and are very thankful for the short time that we were able to enjoy with Jim. Our prayers are with you all at this very difficult time. Bless you all. The members of Needle's Eye Hunting Club.

Posted by David E. Jackson    May 18, 2010

June, Gary and I was very sorry to hear of Jim's death. Jim was my first boss here at Lake Greeson and was always trying to help me move up. I always appreciated that very much. He stayed a friend after he left here and i hope to stay in touch with you. My prayers are with you and the boys.

Posted by Robin Sweeden Lammers    May 18, 2010

Our hearts go out to you. Jim will be greatly missed.

Posted by Tommy & Barbara Tucker    May 18, 2010

I am so sorry to hear of Jim's death. My prayers are with you. I just started riding again in the last 6 months and was very blessed to meet Jim and ride with him just recently. Such a wonderful man.

Posted by Jeanna Stevenson    May 18, 2010

June, we are so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. John & I didn't have the pleasure of knowing him long, but will always cherish the times that we rode the Bar Fifty with him, and had breakfast with the two of you. Our condolences to you and your family.

Posted by Camille & John Moriau    May 18, 2010

June and family, Jim was a good man. He will be missed. We enjoyed spending time with you guys you made us feel like part of the family at bar fifty last year. Jim cooked me the famous peach cobbler oh was it good. I ate so much of it that night I made myself sick. He sure was a good cook. Most of all I will miss him teasing me on the trail. Please know that you are in our prayers. we love you guys.

Posted by Little Mary Lawrence/ Art Gibbons    May 18, 2010

June, Clay, Amanda, Adam, Liz, and family, You are in our thoughts and prayers. Uncle Jim was a very special man. I will neve forget the great times we had at the lake or at Grandma's farm. My kids referred to him as Mount Baldy. We are going to miss him greatly.
Love, Lisa, Paul, Caleb and Ethan

Posted by Lisa    May 17, 2010

I am so sorry to learn of your loss. Jim was a person to be looked up to in both his personal and professional life. His devotion to the Corps of Engineers set him apart as a leader and legend. He will be missed. Dianne Edwardson

Posted by Dianne Edwardson    May 17, 2010

We are so sorry for your loss. We went to school at Perryville and he always had a smile for every one, he well surely be missed. Virginia & Ben Brand Huntington, Arkansas

Posted by Virginia Lee Brand    May 17, 2010

We will miss Jim so much. He always had a smile and a story and made Hayden feel like one of his own grandsons.
We love all of you so much.
Chris, Laura, Hayden and Owen

Posted by Chris and Laura Wiles    May 17, 2010

June and family,

Jim was a good man and a backbone of the Bismarck church. He will be missed. You will be in our prayers.

Posted by Joe May    May 17, 2010

Evelyn and Family,
Our condolences for your great loss. May the Lord comfort you during this time of sadness. Our prayers are with you and yours.
Gary and Genevieve

Posted by Gary and Genevieve Duncan    May 17, 2010

June, Clay, And Adam. We will all miss Jim; he touched so many of our lives. We will miss his friendship on trail rides, his articles in the Round Up, and his leadership within ATRA. Our love, prayers, and support will always be here for you.

Posted by Robert & Edie Jenner    May 17, 2010

June, Clay,and Adam,
We were very sorry to hear of Jim's death. We did not know until just this week when Kristi saw Clay's facebook entry that his dad was in the hospital in Hot Springs. We remember with fond memories the times when we were neighbors here in Murfreesboro. We love you all and are thinking of you at this difficult time.

Doss and Marilyn Walker Rob and Kristi and families

Posted by Doss & Marilyn Walker    May 17, 2010

June, please know that you are in my prayers, in our hearts always. The world was a greater place with Jim with us. I am so sorry for your grief. There is no words of comfort that will console you at this time, just know that he has went on to a better place and will be waiting for us when our time comes. God Bless you June, for you are a very dear person, and will always be in my heart.

Posted by Shari    May 17, 2010


We really enjoyed your company and hospitality while we stayed with you guys and when you guys stayed with us! He always had a great sense of humor! We will greatly miss him!

Denis & Mandy Fleming

Posted by Denis & Mandy Fleming    May 17, 2010