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The Carthage Press
  • David L. Young

  • David L. Young “Papa”, 53, of Carthage passed away on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 at his home north of Jasper due to a sudden illness.
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  • David L. Young “Papa”, 53, of Carthage passed away on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 at his home north of Jasper due to a sudden illness.
    David was born May 5, 1959 in Carthage. He was the son of Clifford Young and Lois “Wilson” Young, of Jasper.  David graduated from Jasper High School in 1977.  He worked for Union Pacific Railroad for several years and then worked for V.S.S.I in Carthage and was a lifetime farmer. David was a member of the Carthage Burn Crew and earned 3 crutches on his fess. He was also a member of the First Baptist Church where he was baptized on April 12, 1981.  
    David was united in marriage to Amy Young on May 28, 1982 in Jasper, MO.  
    Survivors include one son, Clayton D. Young of Carthage, one daughter Melinda Buchanan and husband Gideon of Carthage, his parents Clifford and Lois Young, three sisters, Brenda Felts and husband Jim of Lamar, MO, Linda Parker of Dighton, Ks., and Lisa Overman and husband Scott of Columbus, Ks, one brother-in-law, Robert Gastel of Sand Springs, Ok., a very special Grandson  Hayden ”Gator” Buchanan, Amy Young and numerous extended Family.  He was preceded in death by sister Carol Gastel, paternal grandparents, Herman and Florence Young, and maternal grandparents, Albert and Anna Wilson, all formerly of Jasper.  
    Services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at the Ulmer Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday at Ulmer Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.  Contributions may be made to the Shriner’s Travel Fund in care of the Ulmer Funeral Home.  Online condolences may be sent at www.ulmerfh.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Ulmer Funeral Home. 
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