Chester B. Young, 96, of Pinch went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 14, 2011, after an extended illness.
He was born October 28, 1914, in Kanawha County to William and Dora Young. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by first wife, Mary Young. Also preceding him in death were his son, Michael Young; grandson, Greg Young of Florida; brother, Nathan; and sister, Gladys Carte of Dickinson, Texas.
He is survived by his wife, Helen B. Young; son, Patrick (Carol) of Pinch; sister, Myrtle Carte of Dickinson, Texas; daughter-in-law, Jeanie Young of Florida; brother, Raymond (Jean) Young St. Albans; grandchildren, Stephanie and Mike Lilly of Pinch, Tina and Paul Newman of Clendenin, Chris and Kelly Young of Pinch and Cindy Young of Orlando, Florida; great-grandson, John Newman; stepchildren, Connie and Bob Blackwell of Knox, Indiana, Shirley and Roger Mullins of Clendenin, Clair and Connie Barickman of San Antonio, Texas; many nieces and nephews, whom he loved and enjoyed being with; stepgrandchildren, Todd and Andrea Barickman of San Antonio, Texas, Angie and Robin Blackwell of Indiana and Steve Mullins of Charleston.
Chester attended Reamer Gospel Tabernacle, where he was a member of the choir, and was retired from Naylor & Young Furniture Store in Crede. He was a co-owner of the business. He was also a member of the Shrine, Scottish Rite Bodies and Clendenin Lodge 126. Chester loved fishing and hunting with friends and family.
The family would like to extend a very special thank you to all caregivers, the hospice workers, nurses and everyone who prayed, visited, made a phone call or helped in any way. They were all special to him.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25312-2536.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, September 18, at the Hafer Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Clarence Deel and the Rev. Ronald Kennedy officiating. Burial will be in Elk Hills Memorial Park, Big Chimney, with Masonic rites by Clendenin Masonic Lodge 126.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent at www.haferfuneralhome.net.