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James Paul Young

James Paul Young, age 93, passed away at the Morning Pointe Lantern in Clinton, TN on Saturday, December 18, 2021. James has lived in Tennessee most of his life. During his career, he dedicated 35 years of his life to Y12. James loved UT sports, farming, family, and working on cars. He has been married to the love of his life, Clara, for 70 years. He will be deeply missed by his family.

James is preceded in death by his parents, Taylor and Sally Young; brothers, Claude, Obie, and JT Young; sisters, Ruby Ivey and Elizabeth Deal.

He is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Clara Young; sons, James Young of Clinton, TN and Mark Young (Sheila) of Clinton, TN; daughters, Paula Taylor (Kim) of Rocky Top, TN, Joyce Foster (Allen) of Heiskell, TN; grandchildren; Julian Young, Matthew Foster, Amanda Pederson, Laura Sistrunk, and Rachel Madron. James is also survived by seven great grandchildren and special friend and caregiver, Gail Disney (JC) of Rocky Top, TN.

The Celebration of Life will be postponed until further notice, due to the severity of the pandemic. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to your favorite charity. Online condolences can be made to the family on our website jonesmortuaryllc.com. Jones Mortuary in Clinton, TN is in charge of arrangements.

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Dear Young family, my wishes for the memory of James always brings happiness to you, a smile in your face. What a honor you have with James and Clara in your life, our parents had and always will be in our hearts and souls. Sending you hugs and prayers.

Ruth Rodriguez Jan 5 2022 8:13 AM

Y'all are in our thoughts and prayers. Paul was a wonderful neighbor and friend. We will miss him.
Kevin, Debbie, and Lucas Heaton

Debra Heaton Dec 22 2021 12:03 PM

Condolences and prayers for the family.

Stan & Lou Satterfield Dec 22 2021 8:58 AM

Sorry to hear of the passing of Paul. I will keep the family in my prayers.

Ernie F. Webb Dec 21 2021 5:29 PM

A candle was lit in memory of James Young

Susan L… & Jerry L. Por Dec 21 2021 4:17 PM

A candle was lit in memory of James Young

Ray and Mitzi Ivey Dec 21 2021 12:38 AM

I am so sorry to hear about your Father. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Charlotte Shelby Dec 20 2021 9:48 PM

Very sorry to hear about your loss.

Keven and Robin Young Dec 20 2021 8:55 PM

Prayers for the family!

LA martin Dec 20 2021 7:23 PM

So sor

.r your loss. Prayers to all the family

Jackie Tedder Dec 20 2021 6:29 PM

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