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James Howard Young

March 25, 1953 — September 8, 2023

Gate. OK


James (Jim) Howard Young was born on March 25, 1953 in Pawhuska, Oklahoma to Howard Louis Young and Lena Marjorie ( Bowen) Young.  They stayed in Pawhuska until 5th grade then moved to Andover, Ks where he started team roping in high school. He graduated high school in 1971.  

 When he left home he went to work at the Feed yard at Leoti, Ks. Where he met Evelyn and got married in 1975 and had a baby boy named James (Jimmy) in Sep 28, 1976. They moved to Wichita, Ks where he worked at LearJet as a painter. He got a divorce in summer of 1979.  When Jim moved to Liberal, Ks 1982 where he started working at Tradewind installing truck beds.  He later went to the feed yard named Tri State Feeders where he started processing cattle and driving the poop truck.  

  In 1996 Jim bought his home in Balko, Oklahoma. Where he started working at Pride Feeders Building Pens for the Feed yard. It was only supposed to be just for 3-6 Mths and lasted 7 Years wich Jim really enjoyed welding and decided to start off on his own. He began welding for ranchers and farmers where he built Barn, pens and anything they had for him to do. 

Jim’s son Jimmy Dixon got married to Ashley (Smith) Dixon in 2008.  When the 1st grandchild was born on Oct 14, 2008, Codie Rene Dixon. He really loved spending time with her. For that Christmas Jim bought Codie her 1st pony Named BIG JAKE. In March 25,2011 his 2nd grandchild was born named Corie Jean Dixon. He loved both of his granddaughters so much they were the light of his life. He followed them all over from Rodeos to basketball, softball and cattle shows.  Where they keep him traveling all over the state of Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas.  

Jim really enjoyed dancing, roping and coyote hunting with his friends and family. 

Surrounded by family, on September 8, 2023 Jim went to his heavenly home. 

He is preceded in death by his parents Howard and Lena, his sister Cindy Marie Young and his significant other Lesli Trumble. 

His memory is carried on by his son Jimmy & Ashley Dixon, grandchildren Codie, and Corie Dixon. His sister Kathy (Young) Winn. As well as Numerous relatives and many friends 


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Sunday, September 17, 2023

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