Funeral Services for Dwight Roy Young, 74, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 11, 2011, at Smith Chapel Church, Gainesville, Missouri, with Minister Richard Martin officiating under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.
He was born the son of the late Arie Gordon Young and Imo Jane Loftis Young, on September 8, 1937 in Gainesville, Missouri and died October 7, 2011 in West Plains, Missouri.
He was united in marriage June 23, 1962 in Newkirk, Oklahoma to Joy Kathleen McKenzie.
He served in the United States Air Force for twenty years. During his exemplary military career Technical Sergeant Young was awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal; Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Two Oak Leaf Clusters; Air Force Good Conduct Medal with Four Oak Leaf Clusters; Army Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Vietnam Service Medal; Air Force Longevity Service Ribbon with Four Oak Leaf Clusters; Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon, and Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.
He is survived by his wife, Joy Kathleen McKenzie Young, of the home, West Plains, Missouri; five children, Stephen Young, state of Nebraska, Randall Young, Brixey, Missouri, Gregory Allen Wells, wife, Lee Anne, Brixey, Missouri, Donald Young, West Plains, Missouri, and Patty Smith, husband, Jay, Dora, Missouri; four brothers, Leon Young, wife, Irene, Wichita, Kansas, Harvey Young, wife, Laura, Howie, Oklahoma, Kenneth Young, wife, Kathy, state of Washington, and Harrison Young, wife, Meoika, state of Washington; one sister, Trudy Vandenbrug, Abilene, Kansas; four grandchildren, Gregory Osebnbaugh, Wichita, Kansas, Amanda Becker, husband, Nathan, Great Bend, Kansas, Cameron Smith, Dora, Missouri, and Makenzie Smith, Dora, Missouri; four great grandchildren, Chloe Osenbaugh, state of Arkansas, Jayden Osenbaugh, Dallas, Texas, Claire Osenbaugh, Wichita, Kansas, and Emma Becker, Great Bend, Kansas, and several nieces, nephews, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Kathleen Osenbaugh, and one sister, Cenita McDowell.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Diasbetes Association or the American Cancer Society, and can be left at the funeral home.
Visitation will be held Monday, October 10, 2011 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial will be in Smith Chapel Cemetery, Gainesville, Missouri, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains. There will be full military rites honoring his twenty year service record.
Online condolences can be made at carterfuneralhomeinc.com.