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Christopher W. Young, age 61, of Alpha, Illinois died Monday August 27, 2018 at Genesis East Medical Center in Davenport, Iowa. Funeral services are 10:30 am Friday August 31, 2018 at the First Landmark Missionary Baptist Church in Rock Island. Burial is in the Western Township Cemetery, Orion,IL. Visitation is from 4-7 PM Thursday at Peterson Wallin Knox Funeral Home in Alpha where memorials may be left to an education fund for his daughter, Clarissa. Online condolences may be left at www.petersonwallinknox.com
He was born March 30, 1957 in Galesburg, IL to Howard and Corinne Sue Swanson Young. He was a 1975 graduate of Valley Senior High School in Abingdon, IL.
Christopher married Renee H. Thorman on June 3, 2006 in Alpha, IL.
He was employed as a shop manager at Eagle Foods in Milan. Chris was later employed in construction industry as a truck driver and currently co-owned Hope-Young Trucking, Inc. in Alpha.
He enjoyed fishing with his daughter, Clarissa and collecting coins.
Christopher is survived by his wife, Renee, a daughter, Clarissa Young at home, 1 granddaughter, Madison Young of Cambridge, IL, 1 sister Charri (Richard) Simmons of Galesburg, IL, 1 half-sister, Jaynee (Patrick) Scott of Bettendorf, IA, several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 daughter, Jennifer, 1 son, Jeremy and 1 brother, Kevin.