HALE CENTER--Graveside services for James Morris Young, age 55 of Hale Center, were held Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Gaines County Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. with Heath Blackmon officiating. All services were under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.

Mr. Young was born April 1, 1958 in San Angelo to June Ozell (McRea) and Thomas Raymond Young. He worked in the oil field on drilling rigs, and loved to watch the Dallas Cowboys in his spare time. He always enjoyed making people laugh and was a Christian.

James Young passed away on March 17, 2014 at Legends of the Plains Nursing Center in Hale Center. He is preceded in death by his parents; by one daughter, Tamela Young; and by one brother, Terry Young.

He is survived by one son, Cecil Raymond Young of San Angelo; two brothers, David Young of Oklahoma and Cody Young of Kentucky; and two sisters, Jan Bearden and husband Larry of Kingsland and Paula Kubicek and husband Larry of Seminole.