James Kenneth Young, age 74, of Columbus, formerly of Mt. Vernon, passed away Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Mt. Carmel St. Ann’s after a long bout with pneumonia. He is preceded in death by his parents, Dr. James and Viola Young. He is survived by his daughter Kathryn (Kevin) Righter; son, Michael (Melissa) Young; grandchildren, Melinda Righter, Kevin (Cassie) Righter, Nick Righter, Vincent (Mellissa) Righter, Sean Mercier, Austin Young and Mary Grace Young; his sister, Mary Myers and her family of Kent, WA, along with numerous family members and friends. Ken was a life-long self-employed interior designer. He had many hobbies and interests, including billiards and golf. He also had a love for drag racing and was a former driver with the Jegs Race Team. Ken worked hard, played hard, and lived his life to the fullest on his own terms. In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Ohio Cremation and Memorial Society. Memorial contributions may be made in Ken’s honor to the Cat Welfare Association 741 Wetmore Rd. Columbus, OH 43214 or any Veteran’s Organization. You may send condolences to the family by visiting www.OhioCremation.org.