Thomas Earl Young, 85, of Valley View, Texas passed away Saturday, July 15, 2017 in Gainesville, Texas. He passed away peacefully in his sleep.
He was born on December 23, 1931 to Robert Oscar and Dicie Ludy (Adams) Young in Spencerville, Oklahoma. Earl was raised in Sawyer, Oklahoma and attended Sawyer and Ft. Towson Public Schools.
He married Ann Marie Cole Young on January 2, 1976 in Crawford, Arkansas.
Earl was drafted into the United States Army in April 1954 and then worked as a bricklayer and later he received his real estate license and opened and operated a real estate office in Arlington, Texas for 20 years.
He was a member of the Northeast Free Will Baptist Church in Shawnee, Oklahoma for many years and later the First Baptist Church. Earl loved God and his family very much and enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Dicie Young; step-son, Ron Cole, Jr; granddaughter, Alysia Rowe; great-grandson, Michael Tobias Bell; 4 brothers, Robert Oscar Young, Jr., William Calvin Young, Virgil Ray Young and Vernon Loyd "Pete" Young.
Those left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife, Ann Young of Valley View, TX; 4 daughters and 3 sons-in-law, Marsha and Dennis Bullock of Shawnee, OK, Marilyn and Danny Gordon of Shawnee, OK, Mary Jean and Charles Rowe of McLoud, OK, and Monica Yoder of Earlsboro, OK; 2 step-children, Tammie Mathis and Robert Cole; grandchildren, Ron Cole III, Alicen Cole, Robert Cole II, Ridge Cole, Karly Cole, Tabitha Petrasek, Brandy Miller, Mandi and Jon Wells, Miranda and Tim Outon, Chance and Tori Yoder, Lucas and Valerie Bullock, Darcie Gordon, Tiffany Rowe, and Derek Rowe; 14 great-grandchildren, Mylee Wells, Hadley Outon, Madison Yoder, Royce Bullock, Mackinzie Yoder, Dalton Yoder, Sophia Rowe, Maddox Rowe, Christian Rowe and Caleb Outon; 1 sister, Charlene Thomas of Shawnee, OK; 1 brother, James Young of Harrah, OK; and numerous extended family and friends.
His service will be on Monday, July 24, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Resthaven Funeral Home in Shawnee with Reverend Mike McCauley officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Cemetery under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home of Shawnee.
Published on July 21, 2017