In 1962, James' son, Richard J. Young, known as "Dick," received his mortuary science license, and in 1975 Dick and his wife Susan purchased the family-owned and operated business. The ambulance service was discontinued in 1967.
In 1986, Dick and Susan's son, Richard James, or "Rick" graduated from Mortuary College, and in 1996, returned to Lake City to begin the third generation of funeral directors.
In 2002, Rick and his wife Anne, purchased the business, and chose to incorporate the business.
Each succession of family has raised their children in an apartment on the second floor of the business and the children learned many aspects of running a family owned business, simply by living in such close proximity.