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Walter E. Young, 83

Walter E. Young, 83, of Jacksonville, Arkansas passed away on March 6, 2019.

He was born on December 21, 1935 in Corning, Arkansas to the late Fred and Grace (Baker) Young.

Walter was a great bowler who also enjoyed playing golf with his wife, LaFern. Walter always looked forward to football season. He was a former member of First Baptist Church in Corning and moved his membership to Marshall Road Baptist Church in Jacksonville. He enjoyed spending time with his beloved family and will truly be missed. Walter was truly proud of his daughter (Sherry) and her many achievements. He was blessed with such a wonderful son-in-law (Grady) and a family that Walter loved deeply.

He was also preceded in death by his sister, June Miller (Joseph) and brothers, Elmo Young (Mertle), Leon Young (Velma), James William Young (Jesse), Winston Young, and Wiley Young (Ruth).

He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Lafern Pierce Young; his daughter, Sherry Taylor (Grady) of Charlotte, North Carolina; his grandchildren, Summer (Roger) and Brooke (Zack); nephews, James “Fred” Young (Donna) and Bobbie Young (Bonnie); eight nieces; two goddaughters, Deborah Tuuk and Penny Story; special friends Susan Mahaffey and C.J.

A celebration of life service will be held on Sunday, March 10, 2019 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas. 501-982-3400.


  • Sue pierce Baker Posted March 15, 2019 5:23 PM

    Will miss our talks on the phone and always tells my each other “I love you “

  • Sonja (Nikki) Pierce Posted March 17, 2019 4:47 AM

    We are sorry for your loss. Uncle Walt, was such a great person, Uncle Walter will live on in our memories forever. I was deeply saddened by the news of Uncle Walt’s passing. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

  • Sandra Jo Young Roseburg Posted December 30, 2019 3:43 PM

    I’m so sorry to hear of my uncle Walt’s passing. I haven’t seen him since right before my sister passed away in 1987. We both traveled from Washington state to visit he and LaFern in Missouri. I’m the surviving daughter of his brother Winston Young, who passed away in 1996.

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