Earl “Ray” Young, 88, of Bardstown, passed away peacefully at his home Monday October 4, 2021, surrounded by his family. He was born November 7, 1932 in Boston, a veteran of the U.S.A.F., retired Msgt of 20 years, and veteran of the Korean War. He retired from Burroughs/Nu-Kote and the Nelson County School system, Past Master of Duvall Lodge # 6 F&AM, Past Grand High Priest of KY Royal Arch Masons and held many other Masonic offices. He was a Past Patron of My Old KY Home # 436 O.E.S.
He was a Deacon Emeritus and long time member of The First Cedar Creek Baptist Church, Sunday School teacher, trustee, choir member and served on various committees. He volunteered many hours at Flaget Memorial Hospital and was a Past President of the Hospital Auxiliary. He loved his God, Family, and Country.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard Ray and Iva Mae Hall Young; sister, Barbara Ann Greenwell; and three brothers, Edward Lee Young, Howard Ray Young Jr., and James Michael Young.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Anetta Miller Young of Bardstown; son, Earl Ray (Sherry Rose) Young Jr. of Maybrook, NY; daughter, Ann Marie Young (Kerry Lee) Brothers of Bardstown; two grandsons, Kerence Lee (Crystal) Brothers Jr. of Cox’s Creek, and Kyle Richard Young of Maybrook, NY; two granddaughters, Michelle Erin Brothers (Mark) Ellis of Cox’s Creek, and Erin Ray Young McQuade of Union, KY; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Virginia Irene Young Boone, and Judy Carol Young (Eddie) Spalding; and several nieces and nephews.
His funeral service will be 11:00 am Friday October 8, 2021 at The First Cedar Creek Baptist Church, with burial in The First Cedar Creek Cemetery. Brother Victor Bramlett and Lee Brothers will officiate. Visitation will be 3 – 8 pm Thursday October 7 at Barlow Funeral Home, with a Masonic Service at 7 pm, and 9 – 11 am Friday October 8 at The First Cedar Creek Baptist Church.
Memorial contributions may go to The American Heart Association or The American Lung Association.
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