Joe Young 76, died Thursday, July 18, 2019 at Newton Medical Center. He was born May 6, 1943 in Dyers, Tennessee to Thettus G. and Mary J (McGhee) Young. He was married September 30, 1967 to Lilly (Leanna Powell) Young and she survives.
Joe was a United States Navy Veteran and worked as a long haul truck driver for 51 years prior to his retirement. He enjoyed spending time watching old westerns on television. He was a fan of country music and enjoyed road trips through Missouri. Joe looked forward to spending time with his loving family and friends and he loved to spoil his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Many people will remember Joe’s lawn mower shop in Peabody where he worked on and sold mowers. His shop allowed him the time to do what he loved most, visiting with his customers.
He is survived by his wife of the home; sons Tony Young of Newton, Kansas and David Young of Newton, Kansas. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren and was looking forward to meeting his 6th great grandchild who is on the way.
Joe is preceded in death by his parents, 4 brothers and 1 sister
Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 25, 2019 at Petersen Funeral Home Chapel. Burial with Navy Honors will be in the Greenwood Cemetery Newton, Kansas. Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday with the family receiving friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in care of the funeral home.