Funeral services for Mr. George E. Young, age 91, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014 at the chapel of Golden Funeral Home with Rev. Terry Young officiating. Interment will follow in Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Golden Funeral Home.
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Mr. Young, a resident of the Northeast Louisiana War Veterans Home, passed away Friday, Dec. 12, 2014. Mr. Young was a United States Army Veteran having served in World War II as a part of the 459th Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion. He participated in battles and campaigns in Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe. Mr. Young was a decorated war veteran having earned the American Theater Campaign Medal, EAME Campaign Medal with five bronze stars, the Victory Ribbon and two Overseas Service Bars. He also worked and retired from Brown and Root after 42 years of service, part of which was spent in construction of the Alaskan pipeline. He was a loving father and grandfather, loved the Lord, fishing and playing "42" dominoes.
Mr. Young is preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Young; parents, Ben Young and Callie Young Wilkerson sisters, Beatrice Woodward, Mildred Blinke, Mable Lacy, Bonita Marshall, Mary Gabriel, and Dorothy Lee.
Mr. Young is survived by his son, George Young Jr. and wife Jackie of Swartz; step children, Avis Whiddon of Houston, Texas, Sandra Hewitt of Houston, Texas, Mary Forsythes and husband Don of Pearland, Texas, Kim Homes of Houston, Texas, Roy Zacharias of Houston, Texas, Joe Zacharias of Houston, Texas, Johnny Zacharias of Houston, Texas, and Judy Pope of Greenfield, Ind.; brother, Kenneth Wilkerson and wife Shirley of San Augustine, Texas; nine grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; and 15 nieces and nephews.
Serving as pallbearers will be Jason Young, Drew Pederson, Josh Pederson, Scott Young, Joel Pederson, Daniel Young, A. J. Young, Carson Young, John Thomas Young.
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday at Golden Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.
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Bastrop, LA 71220
Published in Bastrop Daily Enterprise from Dec. 17 to Dec. 20, 2014