James Lloyd Young, Jr., 71, of Houston passed away March 20, 1997. He was born December 28, 1925 in Yoakum, Texas and was retired from Dresser Industries with more 56 years of service. Mr. Young was married March 9, 1946 to Mary Ellen Rogillio, his wife of 51 years. He accepted Christ as Savior in November 1945, was active in Champion Forest Baptist Church Men’s Bible Class, Christian conservative causes, Bible Study Fellowship. He was also a member of the first Klein High School football coaching staff. He enlisted in the armed forces at 17 and served in the 6th Marine Division on Guam, 3rd Raider Battalion Bougainville, received the Purple Heart for wounds received on Guam from a Japanese machine gunner, and was also wounded a second time. He was a proud American, Humble Christian servant, faithful husband, honorable friend, loving father, grandfather and a man of superior integrity. Surviving are his loving family; wife, Mary Ellen Young; daughter and son-in-law, Lynn Guiloff Swearingen & husband Brian Dale; son & daughter-in-law, Andrew Miles & Luciana Neves Young; grandchildren, James Matthew Young & wife Melissa, Kellie Elizabeth Moore & husband Matthew, Tiffany Robin Guiloff, Tawny Nicole Guiloff, Kiley Brooke Swearingen, Timman Briann Swearingen; great-grandchildren, James Michael Young, Mackenzie Taylor Young, Sarah Elizabeth Moore; stepmother, Sue Young Rogers; brother-in-law, Joe B. Rogillio; sister-in-law, Virginia Rogillio. Services: 2pm, Saturday, Champion Forest Baptist Church with Dr. Damon Shook officiating, eulogy given by Rev. Tom Clawson. Memorials may be made to Miracles in Motion, 7426 Morley, Houston, Texas 77061.
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