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George W. Young

Obituary for George W. Young

August 6, 1931 - August 23, 2019
Owensboro, Kentucky | Age 88


George W. Young, 88, passed away peacefully on the morning of August 23rd 2019, surrounded by his family. He was born August 6th 1931 at Maceo, KY to the late George E. and Beulah Nash Young. He was a 1949 graduate of Owensboro Technical High School. While there, he met his soulmate, JoAnn Gillians and they were married January 6th 1950. Over the years he was employed by Murphy Appliance, Singer, Sears and Roebuck, Prudential Insurance, and General Electric, before working 24 years at Alcoa, where he retired in 1993. He enjoyed traveling with JoAnn, and together they visited all the US states (except Hawaii), as well as Canada, Mexico, England and the European continent. He especially enjoyed touring by motorcycle. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, JoAnn; two sons MSgt (retired U. S. Air Force) William Michael "Mike" Young (Brenda) of Ft Calhoun, NE and COL (retired U. S. Army) Mark A "Buzz" Young (Laurie) of Mt Juliet; TN, six grandchildren Michael, Theresa, Amanda, Christian, Mark, and Geoffrey; 13 great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; a brother Donald Young of Murfreesboro, TN; a sister Carolyn Simpson (Darrel) of Owensboro; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews; and his Panther Creek Baptist Church family. He also was preceded in death by his father-in-law Ernest Gillians, Sr, mother-in- law Myrtle Nation Gillians, four infant siblings, brothers-in-law Ernest Gillians, Jr and Joseph Gillians, and sister-in-law Martha Young. The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff at Hillcrest, units #5 and #2, and the staff of Hospice of Western Kentucky.
The funeral service for George Young will be 2:00 P.M. Monday, August 26, at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory. Burial will follow in Owensboro Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 2:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M. Sunday and from 12:00 P.M. until 2:00 P.M. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Panther Creek Baptist Church Christian Life Center, 7146 U. S. Highway 431, Owensboro, KY 42301 or to Hospice of Western Kentucky, 3419 Wathens Crossing, Owensboro, KY 42301. Condolences and memories for the family of George Young can be shared at

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Owensboro, KY 42303
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