In memory of
Donald Grant Young
In memory of
Donald Grant Young
Graveside services for Donald Grant Young are scheduled for Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Shady Grove Cemetery in Winnsboro, Texas with Rev. Boogie Wynne and Stewart Fillmore officiating. Donald was called home by the Lord on February 13, 2021. His 87 year journey began on September 15, 1933 in Winnsboro, Texas when he was born to Howard and Teddie Young. Don’s childhood and school years were spent in Winnsboro. At the age of 19 he joined the United States Air Force and proudly served his country as an Aircraft Mechanic for the 1st Tow Target Squadron. He was stationed in Alaska, Japan, and Biggs Air Force Base in El Paso. While stationed in El Paso on May 30, 1955, Don married the love of his life, Ruth Russom, with whom he lovingly spent the next 65 years. After honorably serving four years in the Air Force, Don and Ruth moved to Tyler and ultimately Whitehouse. They lived an idyllic life on Lake Tyler for the last 46 years. Don proudly attended the Green Acres Baptist Church South Campus. Don knew his place in Heaven was secure when he had a brief glimpse of Glory after his heart stopped during a medical procedure from which he was revived. Don’s story was a source of faith and inspiration to his church family whom he dearly loved. Don was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing. He was the last survivor of a group of five friends who hunted together for over 30 years. Don especially enjoyed spending time on the lake teaching kids how to ski or cruising on the pontoon boat. But the simple pleasures of watching squirrels play and listening to the birds sing while sipping coffee on the patio brought him great happiness. Don dearly loved and doted on his family and usually said goodbye by saying “If you can’t be good have fun.”An excellent gardener, friends and family of Don will miss the fresh vegetables from his garden, especially his tomatoes, which were his specialty. Don was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Teddie Young, brother Nickey Young, sister Bobbie Denney, and two infant children. He is survived by his wife Ruth, daughter Jena Fillmore and her husband Stewart Fillmore of Tyler, grandson Austin Fillmore of Tyler, granddaughter Lauren Fillmore of Austin, sister Jill Hill of Sulphur Springs, sister Tammy Smith and her husband Richard of Winnsboro, sister-in-law, Brenda Young of Winnsboro, and numerous nieces and nephews. If desired memorials may be made to Hospice of East Texas or the charity of your choice.                
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Burks-Walker-Tippit Funeral Directors - Tyler
215 E. Front St.
Tyler, TX 75702
In memory of
Donald Grant Young
Graveside services for Donald Grant Young are scheduled for Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Shady Grove Cemetery in Winnsboro, Texas with Rev. Boogie Wynne and Stewart Fillmore officiating. Donald was called home by the Lord on February 13, 2021. His 87 year journey began on September 15, 1933 in Winnsboro, Texas when he was born to Howard and Teddie Young. Don’s childhood and school years were spent in Winnsboro. At the age of 19 he joined the United States Air Force and proudly served his country as an Aircraft Mechanic for the 1st Tow Target Squadron. He was stationed in Alaska, Japan, and Biggs Air Force Base in El Paso. While stationed in El Paso on May 30, 1955, Don married the love of his life, Ruth Russom, with whom he lovingly spent the next 65 years. After honorably serving four years in the Air Force, Don and Ruth moved to Tyler and ultimately Whitehouse. They lived an idyllic life on Lake Tyler for the last 46 years. Don proudly attended the Green Acres Baptist Church South Campus. Don knew his place in Heaven was secure when he had a brief glimpse of Glory after his heart stopped during a medical procedure from which he was revived. Don’s story was a source of faith and inspiration to his church family whom he dearly loved. Don was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing. He was the last survivor of a group of five friends who hunted together for over 30 years. Don especially enjoyed spending time on the lake teaching kids how to ski or cruising on the pontoon boat. But the simple pleasures of watching squirrels play and listening to the birds sing while sipping coffee on the patio brought him great happiness. Don dearly loved and doted on his family and usually said goodbye by saying “If you can’t be good have fun.”An excellent gardener, friends and family of Don will miss the fresh vegetables from his garden, especially his tomatoes, which were his specialty. Don was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Teddie Young, brother Nickey Young, sister Bobbie Denney, and two infant children. He is survived by his wife Ruth, daughter Jena Fillmore and her husband Stewart Fillmore of Tyler, grandson Austin Fillmore of Tyler, granddaughter Lauren Fillmore of Austin, sister Jill Hill of Sulphur Springs, sister Tammy Smith and her husband Richard of Winnsboro, sister-in-law, Brenda Young of Winnsboro, and numerous nieces and nephews. If desired memorials may be made to Hospice of East Texas or the charity of your choice.                
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Burks-Walker-Tippit Funeral Directors - Tyler
215 E. Front St.
Tyler, TX 75702
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