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June 3, 2014

George L. Young

1923-2014

George Young, longtime resident of Wagoner, Oklahoma passed this life on Sunday, June 1, 2014 at his home, at the age of 91.  He was born to Lilly (Ghormley) and Robert Young on April 7, 1923 in Hulbert, Oklahoma.  George served during WWII in the U. S. Army  from February 24, 1943 until December 10, 1945. He received the following 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, Oklahoma on May 19, 1941, sharing seventy three 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 treasures".  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, twenty six grandchildren, twenty five great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.  Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 4th from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.   Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, June 5th, 2014 at the Shipman Funeral Home Chapel, burial with military honors will be held at the Ft. Gibson National Cemetery.

 

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