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John J. Young

March 14, 1925 February 8, 2021
John J. Young
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FLORENCE - John Joseph Young, 95, of Florence, Kentucky, passed away peacefully on February 8, 2021. John was born in Portsmouth, Ohio in 1925 to his late parents, Adam Theodore Young and Emma Kies Young. He is preceded in death by his wife Lucille Lillian Young, and his six sisters. Left to mourn his passing are his sons, David (Bette) Young, Scott (Hope) Young, and Roger (Sheila) Young; his five grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. John worked on the Ohio River for the Mississippi Valley Barge Line. He later worked at and retired from R.A. Jones as a professional assembly machine painter. John will be remembered as a fun, thoughtful and generous man. He loved his family and especially enjoyed being around his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. John was a self-taught artist and musician; he particularly enjoyed playing the harmonica. He was a Bengals fan and a dog lover. Visitation will take place on Monday, February 15, 2021, at Stith Funeral Home, 7500 U.S. Hwy 42, Florence, Kentucky, 41042, beginning at 3:00 p.m. until the time of service at 5:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be sent to Meals on Wheels, online at, or the Boone County Animal Shelter, 5643 Idlewild Rd, Burlington, KY 41005. Online condolences can be left for the family at

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