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BLUEFIELD Gale Young, 90 of Youngs Row, Bluefield, died Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Princeton Community Hospital.
Born September 29, 1926 in Bluefield, he was the son of the late McClellan "Mac" Young & Catherine Hardy Young.
Gale was a graduate of Beaver High School in Bluefield and Concord College in Athens.
He was a veteran of WW II serving with the U.S. Army Air Corp. Following his service to his country, Gale worked for the U.S. Postal Service from 1951 until his retirement in 1981 as a Letter Carrier.
Gale was a faithful member of the First Christian Church on Straley Avenue in Princeton. He has served as a Deacon, Elder, taught Sunday School, choir member, youth leader, lay minister & sang in a quartet. While his health permitted, he loved to travel, having visited 49 of the 50 states, Canada & Mexico while mostly traveling in a camper. He was an avid golfer, something he and Sarah did for many years. Gale was a member of the B.P.O.E. Lodge # 1457 of Princeton.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his only sibling, O. C. Young.
Survivors include his loving and devoted wife of 67 years, Sarah Kathryn White Young, one daughter; Kathryn Young Montgomery & husband Jack of Alpharetta GA.
Services to celebrate the life of Gale Young will be held 2:00 P.M. Saturday, June 17, 2017 at the First Christian Church on Straley Avenue in Princeton with Pastor Gary Lyons officiating. Burial will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park in Princeton.
Friends may visit with the family Friday evening from 6 until 8 P.M. at the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton and one hour prior to services at the Church.
Online condolences may be shared with the family via www.memorialfd.com
Men of the church will serve as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to First Christian Church, P.O. Box 749, Princeton, WV 24740.
The Young Family is being served by the Memorial Funeral Directory & Cremation Center on the Athens Road in Princeton.
Published on June 15, 2017
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