Military veteran

Oliver Dewayne Wayne Young, 98, passed away Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018.

He was born Nov. 6, 1919, in Shannon County, son of George and Easter Odom Young. He and Olive Pitts Young were married Dec. 18, 1940, in Mountain View.

In early 1941, he and his wife, Olive, travelled to California, where they worked and lived on a ranch on Ryer Island with her parents. He served in the Army in 1944 during World War II. He was a gunner and was stationed in several places across the country, including California, Oklahoma and Arkansas. He was honorably discharged Nov. 16, 1945.

After being discharged from the Army, he worked in California for a few years before purchasing a farm in Missouri. During the 1950s, he and Olive went into the restaurant business in Summersville. They officially retired in 1976.

He enjoyed traveling with his wife as well as hunting and fishing with his kids and grandkids.

He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Lawrence Young, Leland Young, Elzie Young, Ollie Dean Young and Roland Young; an infant daughter, Helen Delores; and two sons, Robert Eugene “Bob: and Everett Dewayne.

Survivors include his wife of 77 years, Olive Pitts Young of the home; two children; Harold Dean of Summersville and Ronald Young of Pittsburg, Mo.; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great grandchildren; a brother, Cordell Young of West Point, Calif.; and a sister, Marjorie Neagle of Summersville.

Services were Monday, Jan. 29, at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Daryl Young officiating. Burial with military honors was in Summerville City Cemetery.

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