A native of Baton Rouge and resident of Denham Springs, he passed away on Tuesday, November 20, 2012. He was 91 years old, a retired carpenter, and a veteran of the Navy, who fought in WWII
, serving on the USS Polaris. He is survived by seven children, John Young, David Young, Ronald Young and wife Mary, Patricia Hale and husband Bill, Michael Young, Phillip Young, and Andrew Young and wife Merri; six brothers and sisters; 27 grandchildren; and 44 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by his wife, Addie G. Young; two sons, Joseph Young Jr. and Leroy Young Sr.; parents, Sam & Corrine Gautreau Young; brother, Alvin Young; and sister, Joyce Gautreau. Visitation will be held at Ourso Funeral Home, Gonzales on Sunday, November 25, 2012 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Visitation will resume at the funeral home on Monday, November 26, 2012 from 8 a.m. until funeral service at 9 a.m., conducted by Rev. Mark Stermer. Burial will follow at 11 a.m. in the Louisiana National Cemetery in Zachary. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.oursofh.com.