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Edward Young Jr.

May 28, 1946 ~ June 28, 2019 (age 73)


Edward Young Jr, “June” was born May 28, 1946 in St. Clair County to the late Edward Young, Sr and the late Birtie Mae Harris Young in Pell City, Alabama. He graduated from St. Clair County Training School in 1966. He earned an Associate of Business Administration Degree  from Nettleton Business College, Omaha, NE.  He continued night school classes and received  his Auto  Body Certificate from Metro Community College , Omaha,  NE.

Edward entered the Army  September 30th, 1966, serving in Vietnam for 12 months,  1967-1968. He received the following  medals /badges;

National Defense Service Medal,  Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Sharpshooter Badge (Rifle M-14 & M-16) Edward was honorably  discharged with a SP4 rank on September 29, 1969.

Edward was employed at Fruehauf  later named LBT from May 1971 to the end of 2008 as a wireman.

Edward joined in holy matrimony to Willie Kate Garrett on July 3, 1971 in Omaha, NE by Pastor ZW Williams of Morning Star Baptist Church.  Born to this union were two children, Edward III and Cheryl Renee.

Edward loved to hunt, fish and work on vehicles. He became  a taxi driver after his grandchildren were born.

Edward  was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, two brothers and four sisters.

Edward leaves to cherish his fond, happy memories; his loving wife of 48 years , Willie Kate, son Edward  III (Helena) Des Moines, IA, daughter Pamela Green, Pell City, AL,. Five grandchildren, Cheryl  Young, University of Texas at Dallas,  Alexis Young, Iowa State University, Zoe Young, University of Maryland , Frederick Heath and Edward Keith Des Moines, IA.

Brother, Terry  (Wendy ) Young,  Pell City, AL, sister Linda Young, Durham, NC.  Sisters-in law; Ada McConnell, Nellie Posey, Betty (Larry) Davis, Francis Garrett,  A. Lois Embry all of Pell City, AL. Glean Walker, Omaha, NE. Brothers-in-law; John (Gloria) Garrett, Los Angeles, CA, Charlie (Shirley )Garrett, Talladega, AL and Lee (Deana) Garrett, Omaha, NE. Four aunts and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.


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