Cover photo for James Robert Young, Sr.'s Obituary
1949 James 2023

James Robert Young, Sr.

November 22, 1949 — September 25, 2023

Elgin, Texas



Nobody can break me,

Because I know who stands beside me,

And that is GOD…


On November 22, 1949, a baby boy was born to Robert Simpson and Marie Nell Young, and they named him James Robert Young. James attended the public schools of Bastrop County.  James grew up with a Christian foundation and accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Winn’s Memorial Baptist Church. James earned the nickname “Chicken” as a young child and it followed him throughout his life.  He was known by many as “Chicken”.

Chicken was always a hard-working man. He was employed with the City of Austin for about 30 years. He was a guy that knew how to with any plumbing needs. He loved his family and friends, helping wherever there was a need.

On September 25, 2023, Chicken joined his family circle. He is at peace and in a place of joy with his mother, Marie Nell Young and brother, Eugene ‘Hammer’ Young, Sr.

Those we love don’t go away – they walk beside us every day - as we keep them alive in our hearts.

Those to cherish Chicken’s priceless memories and to carry on his legacy include his two sons, James Young, Jr. and David Young, eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren with one on the way; his father, Robert Simpson, his siblings, Laine Lewis and wife, Betha of Pflugerville, Linsey Lewis and his wife, Sharon of Fort Worth, Brent Hickey and his wife, Melanie, Gloria and her husband, Reverend Norris Eason of Manor, Valea Gilbert of Austin, Charles Etta Wilson of Austin, and Yolanda Montgomery of Temple, nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, cousins and a host of other relatives and friends.  


A strong man but small in statue

Giant steps he took in a little shoe

He was soft spoken with few words

When he talked, he was heard

Kindhearted with many friends and to all

Helped everyone so they would never fall

A jack-of-all trades, he would fix anything old and new

A master plumber gifted by God to show he's true

Money was never his game, just an honest wage

The job and workdays outnumbered his age

Loving his children, family and friend - a well lived life

Removed from the earthly trails no more to strife

Truly we will miss him for he gave more than he received

He was a true friend to mankind.

Rest In Peace, our friend...

Respectfully submitted by Miss Jones




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