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William Perry Young

May 6, 1937 — November 9, 2022

Perry Young, age 85, of Lake of Egypt passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at Herrin Hospital in Herrin, Illinois.

Perry was born May 06, 1937 in Guston, Kentucky, a son of Robert R. and Minnie E. (Long)  Young. Perry grew up in Guston, KY and attended Meade County High School.  He went on to Western Kentucky University earning a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Industrial Technology and Education.  He married his first wife Judith M. Gleim in Owensboro, Kentucky on June 8, 1958.  He taught at Western Kentucky University for 3 years and in 1961 they moved to Normal, Illinois were he taught at Illinois State University and University High School.  He retired in 1993 and moved to Lake of Egypt. Judith passed away June 7, 1996.  He remarried on March 8, 1997 in Anna, Illinois to Janet L. (Robinson).  Perry was very active in the Lake of Egypt area in his retirement.  He built houses and enjoyed woodworking.  He was active with the Lake of Egypt Fire Dept. and construction of the fire station.  He was also active with the creation of the Lake of Egypt Water Dept.  Perry has served on the Illinois State Fire Protection Board, Lake of Egypt Water Board, was the Past President of Eagle Point Bay Home Owners Association and Past President of Lake of Egypt Property Owners Association. For many years he was a volunteer at the Crab Orchard Wildlife Refuge.     

He is survived by his wife Janet L. Young of Goreville, IL; three children, Carl C. (Mary) Young of Sun City West, AZ, Jennifer E. (Mark) Tompkins of Orlando, FL, and Cheri (Adam) Galan of Alameda, CA; nine grandchildren, Taylor D. Young, Carlee Y. (Matthew) Fritz, Mason D. Young, Natalie K. Tompkins, Nathan-Andrew (Alyssa) Tompkins, Garrett-Adam Tompkins, Shayanne (Jonathan) Elliott, Derek Galan, and Jacob Galan; four great-grandchildren, Sophia Tompkins, Linceo Young, Colton Tompkins, and Bennett Fritz; and several nieces & nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert R. and Minnie E. Young Sr.; three siblings, Robert R. Young Jr., Lloyd D. Young, and Laura Ellen Brown; and his First Wife, Judith Mae Young.

Burial will be at Cap Anderson Cemetery in Brandenburg, Kentuck

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