Edward “Ed” William Young, son of Eugene “Gene” Walker Young and the late Zelma Aileen (Booker) Young, was born March 6, 1942, in Cabool, Missouri, and passed away at his home in Mountain Grove, Missouri, May 24, 2019. He was 77 years, two months, and 18 days of age.
Ed grew up in Mountain Grove and graduated from Mountain Grove High School in 1960.
He married Linda Coatney on February 11, 1961, in Mountain Grove. One son, Kris, was born to this union.
Ed worked with and sold marine products for many years. In his spare time, he enjoyed golfing and motorcycling. He and Linda traveled from California to the East Coast on several motorcycle trips over the years. He also enjoyed sitting with friends while having coffee together at McDonald’s, sitting on his deck watching the purple martins, and spending time with the cats. He loved animals, especially cats. He and Linda rescued many over the years, making sure they had their shots and having them spayed or neutered. One of his favorite things was getting to enjoy Linda’s chocolate chip cookies or chocolate cake.
Ed was preceded in death by his mother, Zelma Young.
He is survived by his loving wife of their home, Linda; his son, Kris Young and wife Letitia of Springfield, Missouri; his father, Gene Young of Mountain Grove; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and many friends who will miss him.
Visitation was held Tuesday, May 28, 2019, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home. Funeral services followed the visitation at 11:00 a.m., also at the funeral home, with Rev. Ronnie Turner officiating. Song selections were “I’ll Fly Away,” “Peace In The Valley” and “Amazing Grace.” Jerry Dennis, Harry Alder, Lyle McMurtrey, Kenneth Koontz, Sonny McMurtrey, Monte Housley, Lloyd Ebert, Leon Porter, Rob Hawkins, and Mike Connolly served as pallbearers. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery under the direction of Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home, Mountain Grove. Memorial contributions may be made to Branson Tri-Lakes Humane Society in care of the funeral home.