Texan “Tex” Young of Tait Road, Coolspring Township, died at 1:09 a.m. Sunday (5-8-11) in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was 68.
Mr. Young was born March 11, 1943, in Meadville, a son of Kay Young and Katherine Whitzel Young Opitz.
On June 27, 1975, he married the former Jacqueline Mae Sipe. She passed away Dec. 13, 2009.
Tex, as he was known, was a veteran, having served his country with the U.S. Air Force.
He retired as head of maintenance for Wilmington School District, and also drove bus for the district.
Mr. Young is survived by a daughter, Dawn M. Murray and husband Shaun, Mercer; two grandsons, Jaiden and Ashten Murray, Mercer; a sister-in-law, Patricia Gates; a brother-in-law, Timothy Sipe; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, Mr. Young was preceded in death by his parents-in-law, Jess and Edith Sipe; a sister-in-law, Jessica Hoover; and a brother-in-law, Paul Sipe.
Visitation was held Tuesday (5-10-11) in Smith Funeral Home, 310 W. Neshannock Ave., New Wilmington.
Private family services are being observed today (5-11-11) in the funeral home.
Interment in Fair Oaks Cemetery, New Wilmington.
Obituary was published May 11, 2011.