Julius Lee Younger, 75

Published 10:09pm Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Julius Lee Younger, 75
Born: March 16, 1937
Died: July 28, 2012

Julius Lee Younger, 75, of Dowagiac, passed away Saturday, July 28, 2012, at Borgess Lee Memorial Hospital in Dowagiac.

Lee’s life began March 16, 1937, in Luber, Ark., the son of Benjamin Franklin and Faye (McDonald) Younger.

He was united in marriage to Isabelle Rainey on March 17, 1973, in Dowagiac.

Lee was employed as a purchasing agent at AmeriWood for 36 years and Meijer for seven years. He was a member of the Elks Club and Moose Club. Lee loved golfing, bowling, watching John Wayne movies and was an avid sports fan.

His favorite team was Michigan State.

His loving family includes daughters, Debra (Bill) Breeden of Jonesboro, Ark., and Terri (Kevin) Strope of Fayetteville, Ark.; stepchildren, Ramona (Terry) Bryant of Stevensville, Ralph Orris of Niles and Roxanne (Herb) Fickett of Stevensville; grandchildren, Allison (Chad) Wheeler, Matt Breeden, Brad (Melissa) Kieffner, Levi Strope, Tracy Tennison, Jayson Simmons and Jeff (Melissa) Simmons; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson on the way; brother, Bryan (Ann) Younger of Berrien Springs; sister, Ina (Pat) Lee of Bangor; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin and Faye Younger; a daughter, Sandra Lee Younger; and a brother, Roger Alan Younger.

Lee’s family will gather with friends Wednesday, Aug. 1, from 10 until 11 a.m. at Yazel & Clark Chapel, where his funeral service will also be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, led by Pastor John Kasper.

Memorial contributions in his name may be directed to American Cancer Society or American Diabetes Foundation.

Please sign his guest book and leave a memory of Lee at www.yazel-clark.com.

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