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Thomas Young


August 23, 2016

Jan. 13, 1930 – Aug. 19, 2016

Thomas Owen Young, 86, of Sweet Home, died Aug. 19, 2016.

He was born in Gravel Switch, Ky. to Sylvester and Ruth Mae (Lane) Young.

He served in the United Sates Army B Company 231st Eng. from 1951 to 1953 and participated in nuclear tests in Nevada.

Mr. Young was an HVACR technician for 50 years, residing in the Banks area for 30 years prior to moving to Sweet Home in 1999. He was a lifetime member of the Elks Lodge.

Mr. Young enjoyed fishing, watercolors, gardening, traveling, reading westerns and other novels, and being with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Eleanor; son Steve and his daughter-in-law Faith; daughter Linda and son-in-law Brad; two granddaughters; brothers Melvin and Ray of Kentucky; and many nieces and nephews in Kentucky and Tennessee.

He requested no service. A private family Celebration of Life will be held later.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Sweet Home Elks Lodge.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.


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