ROYALTON — John David Young, 66, died June 3, 2013, in Herrin Hospital, with his family by his side.
He was born Dec. 15, 1946, in Christopher, to John Olen and Ada Marie (Skipper) Young.
He had worked in the coal mines and was previously married to Karyn Sloan.
He is survived by his daughter, Lesley Restivo and husband, Joe of Herrin; Garret Jones and husband, John of Mulkeytown; grandchildren, Adam, Morgan and Delaney Restivo and Rian Jones; a brother, Bill Young and wife, Barbara, of Royalton; sister-in-law, LaDonna Young of Herrin; niece, Monica Young and nephews, Brett Young and Steve Young, all of Herrin.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Jim Young and Gene Young; cousin, Steve Lutostanski and niece, Gena Young Anderson.
Per his request, graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, June 7, in Miners Cemetery in Royalton, with the Rev. Don Colson officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to Passages Hospice.
The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at Herrin Hospital and the Passages Hospice nurses for all of their care and compassion during this difficult time. They would also like to thank Kevin Grammer, a longtime friend, for all of his help during John’s illness.
Walker Funeral Home and Crematory of Hurst is in charge of arrangements