James “Jim” Harold Young
May 28, 1958 – June 27, 2014
James (Jim) Harold Young, Jr. of Raleigh, North Carolina passed away on June 27, 2014 at the age of 56. Jim was born in Anniston, AL and attended Jacksonville State University. Jim embraced life, always yearning to explore new places, taste new foods, talk with new people and really understand things. He was an avid, excellent golfer who saw golf as a mirror to life in so many ways – planning, visualizing, believing, and taking on a new challenge when necessary. Jim appreciated humor and having fun with people he cared about. Jim was a great story teller, who was intelligent and had an eye for good taste. A perfect day for Jim would be waking up on a warm day to play a round of golf and then to wind down over a good meal and a glass of wine with his friends and family looking out on the golf course as the sun set. Jim loved his family very much and worked hard to beat his illness, chronic Lyme disease. He was a man of perseverance up until the end, inspiring so many people who knew him and who came to know him as he worked to educate others about Lyme disease.