Tahlequah Daily Press


June 4, 2014

George L. Young

FORT GIBSON — George Young, longtime resident of Wagoner, passed this life on Sunday, June 1, at his home, at the age of 91. He was born to  Lilly (Ghormley) and Robert Young on April 7, 1923, in Hulbert.

George served during World War II in the U.S. Army  from Feb. 24, 1943, until Dec. 10, 1945. He received these decorations: American Theater Campaign Medal, FAME Campaign Medal, two Bronze Stars, the Good Conduct Medal, a Victory Ribbon, one Overseas Service Bar and two Purple Hearts.

George married Louise Imogene (Austin) Young in Coweta, on May 19, 1941, sharing 73 wonderful years. To this union were eleven children.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Randal Young; three sisters, Faith Goodell, Rachel Fugate and Isabell Wagers; three grandsons, Charles and Tony and Baby Young.

George farmed all his life, he baled hay all over the country. He loved listening to old country music. He dealt with  junk and treasures all his life, buying and selling; “one’s trash is another’s treasure.” Auctioneers loved him being around, he would keep them busy raising the bidding. George was a loving, hard working farmer that was proud of his large family.

He is survived by his loving wife Louise of the home; five sons, Timothy Young and his wife Lydia of Inola, Patrick Young, Daniel Young and his wife Karan, David Young and his wife Sherry and James Young and his wife Laura all of Wagoner; five daughters, Patricia Young of Wagoner, Kathryn Elaine Lloyd and her husband David of Tahlequah, Betty Keefover of Wagoner, Cindy Gilstrap and her husband Marty of Porum and Robin Young of Wagoner; two brothers, Roger Young of Coweta and Bert Young of Michigan; 26 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 4, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 5, at the Shipman Funeral Home Chapel. Burial with military honors will be held at the Fort Gibson National Cemetery.

Shipman Funeral Home Chapel South Highway 69, Wagoner, 918-485-9525.

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