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Services for Terry Lynn Young, 62, of Tupelo are at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Tupelo First Baptist Church. The Rev. Craig Cochran will officiate. Burial will follow at Centrahoma Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Monday at Criswell Funeral Home.
Mr. Young passed away Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, at his home. He was born Oct. 13, 1955, at Ada to B.D. and Leonia Pittman Young. He attended Lula and Tupelo grade schools and graduated from Tupelo High School.
He married Peggy Sue Miller on Nov. 4, 1975, at Tupelo.
Mr. Young had worked as a construction worker for 23 years. He and his wife Peggy had owned a mini-mart. Terry was a certified backhoe operator for Coal County District #1 for 22 years.
He was of the Baptist faith and had served as a Tupelo School Board member for five years and also the Centrahoma Cemetery Association. Terry loved camping, hunting, fishing and being with his grandchildren and attending their ball games. He was an avid OU Sooners football fan.
Survivors include his mother, Leona Young of Coalgate; his wife, Peggy, of the home; his three children, Jeremy Young and wife, Dana, of Ada, Tim Young and wife, Cheryl, of Lehigh and Amy Deaton and her husband, Roy, of Ada; five grandchildren, Shelbi Young, Preslee Young, Carson Deaton, Dax Young and Kinlee Deaton; two sisters, Alice Owens and husband, J.B., of Holdenville and Tracy Bond and husband, Dwayne, of Centrahoma; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, Larry David Young.
Bearers will be Mark Blanchard, Jay Ward, Alvin Pebworth, Dan Pebworth, Rick Boo Ellis, Mike Anderson, Bob Anderson and Kenny Fortner. Honorary bearers will be Lynn Farrell, Brock Jones, Adrian Horton and all of the District #1 employees.
Published on February 16, 2018
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