Earl Allen Young, 71, of Columbus, MS passed away Friday, April 26, 2013, at his residence. A memorial service for Mr. Young was Monday, April 29, 2013, at 1:00 pm in the Lowndes Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Robert Gillis officiating. Lowndes Funeral Home directing. Mr. Young was born November 18, 1941, to the late Archie Young and Edna Furgeson in Detroit, AL. Mr. Young moved to Columbus 23 years ago from Gila Bend, AZ. He was a member of State Line Baptist Church, Columbus, MS. Mr. Young retired in 2002 after 47 years of truck driving for Butler Trucking in Vernon, AL. In addition to his parents, Mr. Young was preceded in death by brothers, Grafton Young and Carl Young; and sister, Nell Schultz. Mr. Young is survived by his wife, Shirley Dempsey Young, Columbus, MS; son, Farise (Tiffany) Underwood, Columbus, MS; daughters, Tina Gaspar, Columbus, MS, Tara (Daniel) King, Columbus, MS, Tonya (Danny) Lovato, Columbus, MS, LaDonna Forrester, Springfield, MO and Cassie (Alex) Hernandez, Columbus, MS; sister, Pat (Johnny) Vickery, Barnsville, AL; brother, Bill (Helen) Ashbourn, Hamilton, AL; grandchildren, Tonya Gaspar, Clay Gasper, Christy King, D.J. King, Sean King, John Allen Lovato, Christopher Lovato, Robert Lovato, Ashley Forrester, Tim Forrester, JoJo Forrester, Alex Wood, Bobby Sanders, Ruben Sanders, Ricky Sanders, Roxann Fields, Alexis Sanders, Adria Sanders, JoeJoe Sanders, Farise Underwood Jr., Tyler Underwood and Hunter Underwood; great-grandchildren, Daniell, Nickie, Ayden, Jose, Eliza, Nathan, Bella, Preston, Annabell, Sylas, Jayden, Matthew, Chyanne and Breannea.
Appeared in The Commercial Dispatch on April 30, 2013
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