John S Young

John S Young, 51, of Howard, died Friday, December 17, 2021, at his home.

John was born August 31, 1970, in Barberton, Ohio to Don and Peggy {Lowther} Young.

John graduated from Green High school in Akron, Ohio in 1988. then later graduated from Cincinnati Christian University, after starting at the University of Akron.

John moved to Knox County in 2008 and began working as a dispatcher for Knox County 911. Most recently, he was a dispatcher for Knox Area Transit. John loved to play football in his youth. He loved to travel and studied Korean culture extensively. John and James were able to travel to South Korea and Japan.

John will be deeply missed by his mother Peggy (Paul) Higgins of Mount Vernon; brother James R. Young of Apple Valley; stepmother Nancy (Dan) Dodson of Medina; step-sister Tonya (Doug) Fisher of Northfield Center step-grandpa Charles Stobaugh; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

John was preceded in death by his dad, grandparents, and his aunts Amy Rine and Juanita Reynolds.

Friends may call Thursday from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Roberts Funeral Home- Mount Vernon Chapel, Mount Vernon.  Funeral services will follow at 3:00 at the funeral home with Pastor Tom Heil officiating.  Burial will be at Crown Hill Cemetery in Orrville, at a later date.  Online tributes may be made at   Memorial contributions may be made to Liberty in North Korea L.I.N.K. 236 East 3rd Street #210, Long Beach, California 90802.

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