Thomas Deshler, Rachel Delashmutt, Timea Young, James Young, Erol Atamer, Avery Atamer cut the ribbon of Millennium Cremation Services at 800 8th Street in Vero Beach. The Chamber of Commerce of Indian River County coordinated the event. The crematory is located on the premises.
The business owner is James W. Young. His passion in the death care industry began as a young man working for a relative’s successful funeral home. A native of West Virginia, Jim spent his adolescent years assisting in his family’s grocery store in Clendenin, W. Va.
Jim opened Young & Prill Funeral Homes, established in 1992 in Port Saint Lucie, Stuart and Sebastian. In 2001, Jim founded the Seawinds Funeral Group serving Brevard, Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin, Okeechobee and Palm Beach Counties. He is a current partner of Boyd Panciera Family Funeral Care in Hollywood and Pembroke Pines, FL.
Jim has guided many young funeral directors with his professionalism, knowledge of various funeral customs and management. Jim was a past President of the Tri County Funeral Directors Association, past president of the Jensen Beach Kiwanis and former board member of the Jensen Beach Chamber of Commerce.
Jim and his wife, Timea, enjoy traveling and attending Miami Dolphins football games. Jim has two beautiful daughters and a beloved son.