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Gerald L. “Gerry” Young
(12/11/2017)
Visitation:
Date: Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Time: 4:00 until 6:00 PM
Location: Maranatha Baptist Church

Funeral:
Date: Thursday, December 14, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Maranatha Baptist Church


Gerald L. “Gerry” Young, 72, of Ashland, went home to be with his Lord on December 11, 2017. Gerry was born March 24, 1945 in Ashland, and was the son of Edwin and Ruby Young. He graduated from Hayesville High School in 1963 and was a talented athlete in basketball, baseball, and track. Gerry was a devoted husband to his wife, Cynthia S. Baker Young, who he married on May 16, 1964. He was a loving father to Stephanie K. Young, Chattanooga, TN; Lisa M. Young, Ashland, OH; Garry E. Young (Vicki), Ashland, OH; Aaron M. Young (Hillary), Bridgeton, NJ; and Nathan A. Young, Perrysville, OH. He was an affectionate grandpa to nine grandchildren: Ashley (Ben) Bolin, Caleb, Miranda, Becca, Holland, Addison, Asher, Carlee, and Hayden. He was looking forward to the birth of his first great grandchild in June. He is also survived by his siblings, Rodney (Letta) Young, Ashland; Leann Frank, Ashland; and Merrill Young, Sullivan. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Donald Young, Ashland and sister, Sheryl Winters, Perrysville.

Gerry spent his life on the farm and continued working on the farm until his death. His early years were spent plastering with his brothers for Young Brothers Plastering. He was an active member of Maranatha Baptist Church, where in the past he served as a deacon and Sunday School teacher. His desire was to reach the community for Christ. One way he did this was through the Community Picnic every August. He served his community as a Little League coach, a Vermillion Township Trustee between January 1978 to December 2005, and he was currently a board member for the Mohican Basin Landowners. Although he loved his community, it was his passion for people by which he will be remembered. Gerry was given the opportunity to use his many talents on the mission field as well. He built homes in Mexico, helped in hurricane recovery in Louisiana, and most recently traveled to Dominican Republic for the last three years with his family.

Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday, December13 at Maranatha Baptist Church one-mile West of Hayesville, Ohio from 4:00 P.M to 6:00 P.M. The funeral will be Thursday, December 14 at Maranatha Baptist Church at 11:00 A.M. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Maranatha Baptist Church, PO Box 89, Hayesville, OH 44838 or Partners in Christ, 1917 Ashland Co. Rd. 1155, Ashland, OH 44805.



 
 
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