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Donald R. Young

April 11, 1938 - July 18, 2019


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    Teresa Roth Reitz says

    My heart is breaking for you and your family. The last time we seen each other , we were discussing Dementia and Alzheimer’s ( my family is affected by this terrible disease also ) Prayers and Hugs to you sweet friend. I love you !

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    Derrick Hayden says

    Papaw was such a kind man. He was so generous. He always treated me like I was one of the family. His support and advice will always stay with me. I was lucky enough to get to go on vacation’s with the family. I’ll never forget how much love he showed for his family.

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    Sheri Gilford says

    Deepest sympathy for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for comfort during this difficult time.

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Donald R. Young, 81, passed away on July 18, 2019. He was born on April 11, 1938 to George and Edith Young in Evansville, Indiana.

Don was a hardworking and loving man. He graduated from Newburgh in 1957 and went on to study at Kansas State for a small period of time. Don was a business man. He owned several disposal businesses in Illinois and Indiana and a trucking service in Illinois for over 40 years. He also owned oil mine supply in Louisiana and truck and coal mine supply in Kentucky. Don enjoyed golfing, coon hunting, and owned and trained race horses. He was also an excellent water skier and taught the whole family how to water ski. Don and his wife were members of Washington Ave Baptist Church for over 50 years. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge and Hadi Shrine Motorcycle. Don was a huge IU Basketball and New York Yankee fans. He also loved attending his grandchildren’s sports games and never missed a game no matter how far away it was.

Don is survived by his wife of 62 years Mary Young; his daughters Donna Dant and Amanda Bogard; his grandchildren James “JR” Bogard of Pompano Beach, FL, Jerrid Bogard of Pompano Beach, FL, Kalah J. (Nic) Pierce of Wadesville, IN, Blayne A. Bogard of St. Phillips, Joshua A. Taylor of Noblesville, IN, and Kynnedi A. Fellows of Evansville, IN; his great-grandchildren Jaxon and Jordyn Pierce, Jaylee and Jaxon Bogard, Nolan and Maggie Bogard; his siblings Carl D. Young of Folsomville and Phyllis (Jon) Stallings of Farmersville; many loving nieces and nephews who all called him Uncle Donnie; and his pride and joy shih tzu Skitter.

Don was preceded in death by his parents; his siblings George Young Jr, Robert J. Young, Paul D. Young, Samuel R. Young, and Velma Stallion; half-brother Albert Johnson; and half-sister Laverna Inkenhouse.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday, July 25th at Sunset Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, July 26th at Sunset Funeral Home with a burial to directly follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Friends and family can visit from 10 a.m. until time of service.