James "Jim" Lee Young

Sunday, May 29, 1955 - Sunday, May 3, 2020

A Man With A Caring Heart

Photo of James "Jim" Lee Young  - 1955-2020

Leicester- James   “Jim” Lee Young, age 64, a wonderful son, a loving daddy and grandfather, and a special brother, entered into his eternal Heavenly home on Sunday, May 3, 2020.

Jim was born May 29, 1955 and was a lifelong resident of Buncombe County.  He retired from Square D Corporation with 32 dedicated years of service.  Mr. Young’s faith was an important part of his life and he was a devoted member of Zion Hill Baptist Church in Leicester, where he served on several church committees.  Jim was a man who could fabricate anything. This was truly evident as everyone in the community always called upon him for assistance if they needed anything built or repaired.   He was a man who was always caring and willing to lend anyone a helping hand.  Jim enjoyed all car racing, was a member of several pit crews, and also was the driver of dragsters.  Wonderful memories will forever be cherished of the happy times that Jim and his family spent at the lake together.  He was a creative cook, and family and friends always looked forward to tasting the delicious homemade dishes that “Pop” would prepare.  As we remember Jim, we think of a man with a kind and caring heart, a man who loved his family and a man who served his Lord and Savior.  He will never be forgotten.

Mr. Young was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Kathy Wilson Young, who passed away in 2011.

Left to cherish his memory are his parents, Troy Lee Young and Carolyn Waddell Young of Candler;  his son, James Clay Young and his wife Lauren Taylor Young of Leicester;  his daughter, Amanda Marlowe and her husband Steven Marlowe of Leicester;  grandchildren, Chelsey Green and her husband Caleb, and Haley, Malea, and Peyton Marlowe; sisters, Diane Boydston, Susan Wilson and her husband Eugene and Donna Franklin and her husband Dennis all of Candler; also many nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends.

A celebration of life service to honor and remember Jim will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made in his memory to Zion Hill Baptist Church, Vacation Bible School Program, 1008 Newfound Road, Leicester, NC 28748.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be taking care of the Young family.

Condolences from family and friends

So sorry. Will be praying for your family.
Sheila Shope King
So sorry,Jim was a special person to us.Did alot of welding to keep our farm equiptment going.He sure will be missed.
Neal and Peggy Woody
So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for comfort durning this sad time .
Alice Warren
I am so sorry for your loss. We will keep y’all in our prayers.
Teresa Gooden
I am so sorry for your loss. We will keep y’all in our prayers.
Teresa Gooden
Continued prayers for your family
Dena Manos
Dim will be truly missed. I always enjoyed talking to him and look in a pond for his help and our conversations every Sunday morning. Praying for ya'll comfort
Mike Shook
So sorry for the loss of a great man and a true friend , we will be praying for the family !! He will be greatly missed.
Bobby Hyatt and family
I was so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Love and prayers to the family!
Anita White
So very sorry for your family’s loss.
Yolanda Icenhower Gibson
so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. God's peace to all of his family
Karen Reed Dills
Your in our thoughts and prayers. God's peace in the days ahead.
Mike Angela Grogan
Praying for the family! Jim was a good man and we know he will be missed! He helped us over the years! He was a blessing to all of us!
Cathy, Randy, Julyette and Homer
So sorry for your loss. His smiling face will truly be missed. Our love and prayers are with you.
Dale and Mary Ann Gregg
We are so sorry for your loss. Will be praying for your family.
Thomas & Pat Millard
Sorry for your loss grew up with Jim and his family prayers are with the entire family
Mike Taylor
Sorry for your lost. Praying for the family
Jonathan Gillespie
How Jim will be missed by all he knew. Such a good neighbor and friend. Condolences to all the family.
Melinda Morgan
To the family of Jim: I am so sorry for ur lose. I truly was thinking of him and Diane just last week. It was a funny thought back n those school days. Not easy to lose but it is where he wants to be.
Deborah Adkins
So sorry for your loss, Prayers for you and your family.
Ronnie&Brenda Robinson
I Remember Jim At Square D . He Would Work On Machines On Line Where l worked. Jim Also worked With My Husband Von Son Gene,At Feed Seed Store Leicester. He Will Be Missed,Sorry To Family
So very sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with the family.
Joe, Patsy, David and Angie Gibson
We are praying for y'all during this aweful time. Jim was a wonderful friend.
James & Robbie Bryant
Jim was a fine person that enjoyed helping everyone. God welcomed him home Sunday. He will be missed greatly
Pat walling
So sorry for your loss.
Brenda, Terry and Karla
Thinking of each one of you during this time of sadness. To know him is to love him. Our prayers will be for comfort an strength. “What the heart has owned, it shall never lose” much love to all.
Ricky an Anne Freeman
Jim was and is a good man when I lift in Leicester put on a Reese hitch Jim will truly be missed very sorry for your loss will be praying for your family
Rogue Teague
Jim was a "larger than life" guy. He will be missed! Sorry for your loss.
Laura Rice
Jim was a wonderful man who will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Tilda Hayes / David McIntyre
I pray that God will give you the peace that you deserve as a family. As long as I can remember knowing and seeing Jim, there was always that infectious smile and sweet spirit when I ran into him. I never remember seeing or hearing any harsh words or actions from him. It was appearent that he was a child of God. Our neighborhood will never be the same. Love and prayers to the family.
Laurie Parris
So sorry to hear this news but rejoice that he is at home with the Lord! Jim and I were some of the last ones in the Square D Plant before the doors closed. We had many talks about the Lord. His faith was the driving force of his life.
Jeff Johnson
Thinking of you all. So sorry.
Tommy and Donna Hill
Family, I still am at a loss for adequate words. Jim kept the world up and running and could build a space station out of the scrap bin. I considered him a true friend and had great respect for him. I am so sorry for your, and our, loss. For those grounded in faith, we know, and share the hope and expectation of a better life, but it makes the loss no less painful. I pray our Creator will grant you strength for the current time, peace for the days ahead, and bind you with the comfort of special memories past. With thoughts and prayers,,,,
Anthony Cole
So sorry to hear of Jim's passing as I reflect on the many years we were employed by Square D. Jim was highly respected for his technical skills and his work ethic. He was the type guy who would go above and beyond his job requirements. He was a good man. My thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family!
Richard Hurley
Big Jim will be truly missed, he was a great man. I’ll miss seeing his smiling face coming by the tire store.
Johnny Honeycutt
Jim Young was the greatest man you could have ever known. He was kind,loving and truly a man of God. Truly missed but NEVER forgotten ❤
Jimi & Tina Nichols