Bluit “Ed” Young was born in Russellville on November 14, 1920, and passed on Thursday, July 4, 2019 in Decatur. A graduate of Mt. Hope High School, Mr. Young was also a member of the 1943 Class of Auburn University, where he majored in agricultural engineering and lettered in basketball, playing for Coach Shug Jordan. A lifelong member of Mt. Hope Church of Christ, Mr. Young was a lieutenant in the United States Navy during WWII, serving aboard LST383 during D-Day at Normandy, France. For a number of years, Mr. Young owned and operated a small general store, a seed-cleaning operation and co-owned and operated a fertilizer business with his brother-in-law, Gene Pickens, in Mt. Hope. He was inducted into the Lawrence County Sports Hall of Fame.
Visitation with family and friends will be Tuesday, July 9, 2019 from 11 A.M. until 1 P.M. at Pinkard Funeral Home, Russellville. His funeral will begin at 1 P.M. in the funeral home chapel, with O.D. Bowling officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Methodist Cemetery. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Mr. Young’s survivors include his two sons, Thomas Young and wife Belinda of Piney Flats, TN and Robert Young of Palm Harbor, FL; three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, a close personal friend, Elaine Marshall and many other friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Robert B. and Irene C. Young; first wife, Agnes P. Young; second wife, Codell M. Young; brother, Ennis Young and sisters, Christine Holmes, Marguriette Fennell and Caroline Pickens.
Pinkard Funeral Home, Russellville, is directing.
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