Morse Young

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Morse Young, 88, of Washington, died Wednesday, April 30, 2014, in Donnell House, Washington.He was born July 9, 1925, in Lowmansville, Ky., a son of the late Frank and Evelina Wiley Young.Mr. Young attended Park Avenue Baptist Church.He previously worked at Nolte Brass in Springfield, Ohio, then worked as a superintendent at Washington Mould, until his retirement. Following his retirement, he started his own remodeling company.He loved spending time with his family.Mr. Young was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, serving in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater, until his honorable discharge with a rank of corporal February 17, 1946. He was wounded in action and was awarded the Purple Heart Medal. He was also awarded the Good Conduct Medal.On May 29, 1947, he married Clara Louise Fraley, who survives.Also surviving are four sons, James (Deborah) Young of Mechanicsburg, Ohio, Robert L. Young of North Carolina, Robert L. (Amy) Young of Washington and Larry Young of Washington; three daughters, Barbara (Richard) King of Springfield, Ohio, and Wanda Young and Nichole (Scott) Swemley, both of Washington; a sister, Sally "Sadie" Robson of Huntington, W.Va.; five grandchildren, Sean King, Shannon King, Robert Young, Randall Young and Joshua Young; eight great-grandchildren; and Rhea Young, mother of Robert and Randall Young.Deceased are three brothers, William, Hood and Lis Young, and four sisters, Bea Kelly, Olive Church, Mary Crabtree and Inez.Friends will be received from 3 to 6 p.m., the time of services, Friday, May 2, in Park Avenue Baptist Church, 3750 Park Avenue, Washington, with Pastor Larry Leonard officiating. Military rites will be accorded at the church by Hunt Kennedy Post 639 of the American Legion, Claysville. Burial will follow at a later date, in Forest Lawn Gardens, McMurray.Additional information and a guest book are available at

Published in Observer-Reporter on May 2, 2014
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