Dewey A. Young, 85, of Paducah, passed away at 2:25 a.m. on Friday February 16, 2018 at Ray & Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center.
Mr. Young was a very loving husband and very involved and devoted father to his three daughters.
He was a retired Electrical Engineer for Electric Energy Incorporated in Joppa, Illinois and a United States Army Veteran. He was a graduate of Augusta Tilghman High School and University of Kentucky where he developed a love for Wildcat basketball. Mr. Young was a member and trustee of Fountain Avenue United Methodist Church where he helped with numerous projects around the church specifically the tuning and the rebuilding of the pipe organ which he became passionate about at 12 years old when he watched the installation of the pipe organ. This inspired him to begin his study and love for pipe organs. Later, he founded
Young Organ Service where he tuned, repaired, rebuilt and maintained pipe organs in Paducah, and the surrounding three states.
Mr. Young is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Barbara Howlett Young; three daughters, Carolyn E. Young and fiancé' Scott Vieregg of Kirkland, Washington, Greta Young Messinger and husband Barry of Cranford, New Jersey, Joellyn Young Boggess and husband Kevin of Spring Hill, Tennessee; and a special family friend, Michele Fellows Seay of Goodlettsville, Tennessee; eight grandchildren, Heather Rabe, Lauren Rabe, Kenneth Rabe, Thomas DeFranco III, Erin Boggess, Ryan Boggess, Megan Boggess; and Ryan Messinger; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Margaret Young Carter; and two brothers, Lt. Stewart A. Young, and Robert Young. His parents were, Stewart A. Young Sr. and Maude Lassiter Young.
Funeral services for Mr. Young will be 1:00 p.m. on Monday, February 19, 2018 at Fountain Avenue United Methodist Church with Bro. Eddie Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Maplelawn Park Cemetery. Visitation for Mr. Young will be from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the church.
Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah is in charge of arrangements.
Monday, February 19th, 2018 11:00am, Milner & Orr Funeral Home
Maplelawn Park Cemetery