VeteranLt. Charles Young

Lt. Charles YoungLt. Charles Edward Young, Schuyler County Sheriff’s Department (Ret.), 84, of Rushville died at 2:15 p.m. Jan. 27, 2017, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.

He was born May 16, 1932, in Powhatan Point, Ohio, a son of William Wayne and Sarah Elizabeth Green Young. He married Frances Pauline Parsano on June 21, 1957, in Rushville. She preceded him in death on Nov. 10, 2014.

He also was preceded in death by one daughter, Sarah Esther Young; one son, Jeffery Alan Young; one brother, Franklyn Young; and one sister, Alberta Faye Weatherford.

Surviving are two daughters, Karen (and George) Kirkham of Rushville and Kristine Ogden of Lewistown; two sons, James (and Patsy) Young of Phoenix, Ariz., and Jon (and Alesia) Young of Madison, Va.; one sister, Olive (and Roger) Toland of Industry; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

At age 3, he moved to Ray in Schuyler County with his parents and sister, Alberta Faye, where their father worked as a farm hand. He attended many of the elementary schools in Schuyler and Fulton counties. In 1951 and 1952 due to hardships his parents were having, he took a job with Ivan and Rose Busby on a farm near Rushville so that he could graduate from Rushville High School.

In August 1952, after graduation from high school, he entered the U.S. Air Force and was sent to Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas, to complete his basic training. After basic training, he was stationed at Holloman Air Force Base, Alamogordo, N.M., where he trained to become a military policeman. After two years and six months, he was stationed at Lajes Air Field, Azores Island, Portugal, to complete his tour of duty.

He was linked to factory work and law enforcement for most of his life. At the closing of Oscar Mayer and Company in Beardstown, he did not give up when the other company did not call him back to work. He entered a retraining program by returning to school at Spoon River College, where he obtained his Associate of Arts Degree. He then went on to Western Illinois University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree at age 60. After college he was given the opportunity to work at the Schuyler County Sheriffs’ Department with his friend, Sheriff Don Schieferdecker.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville with Rev. Stephen Bounds officiating. Burial will follow in Rushville City Cemetery with Military Honors by Schuyler American Legion Post #4 and a U.S. Air Force Honors Detail.

Memorials may be made to the D.A.R.E. Program or First Southern Baptist Church.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 2/1/2017


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