John Overton Young, Aug. 24, 1929 - Sept. 29, 2013

Saturday, October 5, 2013 | 5:45 p.m. CDT; updated 6:26 p.m. CDT, Saturday, October 5, 2013

John Overton Young passed away on Sunday, September 29, 2013 at his home in Springfield , MO. He was born to Orin T. and Myrtie Phillippi Young on August 24, 1929 in Woodlandvillle, MO.

He attended Hickman High School and received a BS in Agriculture from the University of MO. John and Anna Lee Johnson were married on October 26, 1951.

He served two years as a 1st Lieutenant in the Army. He spent 17 years with Farm Bureau Insurance Company in Jefferson City followed by 17 years with American National Insurance in Springfield, MO. He was a member of King’s Way UMC where the services will be held.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, his five children: Jane Jordan (Jim) of Jefferson City, Jonalee McLaughlin (Paul) of Kansas City, Judy Jacobs (Andy) of Bulverde, TX, Jan Millington (Tom) and Jeff Young (Kristin) of Springfield. They have 16 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. He is survived by a sister, Ruth Davis (Rollo) who lives in Moore, OK, many nieces, nephews and lifelong friends. He was preceded in death by his 3 brothers, Fred, Roy, Bill and his sister Nina Phillips.

A visitation will be held at 10:00, with the memorial service following at 11:00 on Thursday, October 3 at King's Way United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Columbarium at King’s Way UMC.

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