John Robert Young age 81 of Smithville passed away Sunday evening, August 19, 2018 at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital ER. He was born August 5, 1937 to his parents, the late Dibrell and Lula Curtis Young. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Janice Jenkins; brother, Hugh Morris Young. Mr. Young was a member of Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church, retired from Nissan and a National Guard veteran. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mary Young of Smithville; daughter, Teresa (Mark) Sullivan of Smithville; 3 grandchildren, Joshua (Tera) Redmon, Brandon Sullivan, Meagan (Seth) Sheffield; 1 great-granddaughter, Josie Mae Redmon; 2 sisters, Dorothy Hale and Bessie Hendrix both of Smithville and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 1:PM Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Joel Wood and Bill Robertson officiating and burial will follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the Young family will be on Tuesday 3:PM until 8:PM and Wednesday 10:AM until the time of the service at 1:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.