81 year old James Thomas “J.T.” Young of Smithville died Wednesday at his residence. He was a member of the New Union Baptist Church, a member of Operating Engineers, the Cumberland Valley Trio, and a heavy duty equipment operator. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Junior Hibdon and Anthony Pelham will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. Young was preceded in death by his parents, William A. and Dossie Lee Adcock Young; brothers, Greg Young, George Young, Orvin Young, and Bill Young; and sisters, Rosha Henderson, Ola Haley, and Sirtie Orrick. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Mabel Glenn Young of Smithville. Three children, Shirley and her husband Bill Sandlin of Smithville, Tony Young of Liberty, and Sherri Young of Smithville. Five grandchildren, Tony Young, Charles Burrage, Wesley Burrage, Mark Mason, and Chrystal Mason. Seven great grandchildren, D.J. Mason, Renny Mason, Michelle Mason, Natasha Burrage, Tiffanie Burrage, Morgan Burrage, and Cody Burrage. Three sisters, Birchie Jefferies of Dowelltown, Emma Smith of Franklin, and Onie Orrick of California. Special nephew, Billy Orrick. Several nieces, nephews, and cousins survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.