June 21, 1941 ~ May 12, 2022

Born in: Centralia, IL
Resided in: Greenville, IL

 

James Younker, 80, of Greenville, passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2022, at his home.

James was born June 21, 1941, in Centralia, Illinois to James S. and Virginia (Myers) Younker, Sr. He graduated Centralia High School in 1959, attended Kaskaskia College, moving on to SIU-C where he did his undergraduate work, and then to Purdue where he obtained his master’s degree. He married Jo Ann (Bonner) in Centralia, IL on June 27, 1963.

James and Jo moved to the Greenville area, from Centralia, almost 59 years ago, in August of 1963. He was a faithful, dedicated, loving, family man who had a keen eye for detail and being meticulous. He delighted in spending time with his family, especially his grand and great grandchildren. He will be sorely missed by them and all who knew and loved him.

He started teaching at Greenville High School and taught for 31 years. After teaching, he worked at the Highland Radio Shack until its closing and then came to the Greenville Radio Shack and worked there for many years. He also worked the water patrol on Greenville Lake for several summers and did computer work at home as a hobby, as well as woodworking and gardening. Β He was the treasurer for the First United Methodist Church, loved gospel music and sang in the church choir.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Robert Younker.

He is survived by his wife, Jo, of Greenville, IL; son, Paul (Lisa) Younker, of Greenville, IL; a daughter, Kelly (Joe) Richardson, of Greenville, IL; grandchildren: Seth Younker of St. Louis, MO., Emma (Michael) Howard of Detroit, MI, and Joseph Richardson of Greenville, IL; great grandchildren, Izabella Howard, Mikey Howard, and Moriah Howard all of Detroit, MI; brother, John (Ruth Alice) Younker of Mt. Zion, IL and sister in law, Becky Younker of St. Charles, MO; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive guests Monday, May 16, 2022, from 10:00 am.Β  -11:30 am at the First United Methodist Church, 310 S. Second St., Greenville, IL 62246.

The funeral service will follow the visitation, at 11:30 am, at the church, with the Rev. Curtis Flake officiating.

The family would appreciate memorial contributions to the First United Methodist Church – general fund, in lieu of plants, flowers, and other gifts.

Please visit www.assalleyfuneralhomes.com to share memories or offer condolences to the family.

Services

Visitation: May 16, 2022 10:00 am - May 16, 2022 11:30 am

First United Methodist Church of Greenville
310 S. Second St.
Greenville, IL 62246


Funeral Service: May 16, 2022 11:30 am

First United Methodist Church of Greenville
310 S. Second St.
Greenville, IL 62246


Burial: May 16, 2022 12:00 pm

Mt. Auburn Cemetery

Greenville, IL 62246


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Charities

The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in James Younker's name.

First United Methodist Church of Greenville

310 S. Second St.
Greenville, IL

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  1. Light a CandleRIP James You were one of my Greatest teachers in school.Also a freind of many years up at the Lake and the Shack.Rest in the hands of God my freind!

  2. You was a great teacher always trying to keep everyone on track. You will be sadly missed Mr. Younger. RIP πŸ™ Sending hugs and prayers 😒 πŸ™ ❀

  3. Light a CandleJo, Paul & Kelly, I’m so sorry to hear about Jim’s passing. He was such a kind and caring man. I will always remember going to the Younker clubhouse with Uncle John and Aunt Salice, on Centralia Lake, and Jim taking us for boat rides. Had so much fun there, with all of you. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers.πŸ™πŸ˜”πŸ™

  4. Light a CandleJo, Paul & Kelly, I’m so sorry to hear about Jim’s passing. He was a kind and caring man. I will always remember the fun times going to the Younker clubhouse on Centralia Lake, with Uncle John & Aunt Salice, and Jim taking us for boat rides. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

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