Odies Young

Odies Young, 85, of Belleville, IL, born Wednesday, April 15, 1925, in South Fulton, TN, died Sunday, December 26, 2010 at his residence.

Mr. Young worked as a Foreman for Illinois Central Railroad. He was a member of Hickman Lodge #131 AF&AM and Scottish Rite Bodies of Southern Illinois. He was a WWII Army veteran and a Bronze Star recipient.

He was preceded in death by his:

  • Parents: Thomas Holman and Lillie, nee Collins, Young
  • Brother: Thomas H. Young, Jr.
  • Sister: Clara Jackson
  • Great-Grandson: Quincy Russell

Surviving are his:

  • Wife: Evelyn P., nee Presley, Young
  • Son: Joe L. (Virginia) Young of Clinton, KY
  • Daughter: Kelli (Bob Maxwell) Keeley of Belleville, IL
  • Grandchildren
    • Leigh Ann (Ben) Russell
    • Stephannie (Andy) Rudd
    • Conor Keeley
  • Great-Grandchildren
    • Melody Russell
    • Deacon Rudd

Memorials: Memorials may be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Shriners Hospital for Children.

Visitation: Friends may call from 4-8 pm, Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at the Kurrus Funeral Home, Belleville, IL. A Masonic service will be held at 7:30 pm.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11:15 am Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at Kurrus Funeral Home, with Rev. Jim Slone officiating. Interment will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.

Condolences left for Odies Young:

    At this time of your Sorrow, In the Loss of Mr. Odies
    May all the frowns change to flowers, May all your blues fade in the sun, and may a lighter, Much brighter day come to you, To fill your heart with Happiness and peace. My Prayers are with you
    Ms. Evelyn. Love Barbara

    Barbara Brown & family East St Louis IL 62204