Mr. Young died at 9:50 p.m., Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at his home.
He was born May 17, 1930, at Boydsville, Arkansas, to Walter Virgil and Thelma Irene Pence Young. On April 11, 1952, he was married at Ridgeland, South Carolina, to Delphia Louise Nettell. Mr. Young was a veteran, having served twenty-three years with the United States Air Force. Dad never met a stranger, and will be greatly missed by all friends and family. Mr. Young was of the Protestant faith.
He is survived by his wife, Delphia Young, of the family home; two sons, Michael William Young, wife, Lori, West Plains, Missouri, and Glenn Patrick Young, wife, Kathryn, Panama City, Florida; five grandchildren, Joshua William Young, Michelle Denee Young, Jason Michael Young, Wesley Aaron Young and Jared Andrew Young; four great-grandchildren, Kensi, Hannah, Lylah and Makayla; and one brother, Bennie Ray Young, wife, Shirley, House Springs, Missouri.
His parents, two brothers, Lloyd and Robert Young and two sisters, Geneva Kirkland and Virginia Young, precede him in death.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 7:00 p.m., Monday, April 22, 2013, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Missouri Veteran’s Cemetery, Springfield, Missouri, at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 24, 2013, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Rover Fire Department and first responders or Hospice Compassus, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.