Frederick Carl Young, 82, of Fairmont, passed away early Wednesday morning, Feb. 15, 2017, from advanced stage of COPD and emphysema.
He was born on Aug. 15, 1934, in Fairmont, son of the late William A. Young and Martha (Milbrad) Young.
He was a faithful member of the Benton's Ferry United Methodist Church until the advanced stages of his illness. He served as an usher and was a member of the board of trustees.
Fred attended Morgantown High School and received his diploma while serving in the Korean War, from October 1953 until April 1956, stationed at Andrews Air Force Base in Washington, D.C., and Shepherd Air Force Base in Texas.
Following his military service, he worked at Craig Motors in Fairmont, where he met his future wife, Carolyn (Rogers) Young. They were married on June 15, 1957, 59 ½ years. He also worked at General Delivery and retired from Monongahela Power Co. with excess of 35 years. In addition, he completed a class in surveying while working at the power company.
He was a member of the Muzzleloaders and the Automotive Club of America West Virginia Region. He enjoyed creating stain glass pictures, gardening and growing flowers. He loved to watch his grandchildren play basketball and Little League baseball and watch "Gunsmoke" on television. He was a proud member of the American Legion.
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn (Rogers) Young; a daughter, Lisa (Young) Shaffer; a son, Frederick Young Jr.; grandchildren, Tyson Shaffer and Chelsea Schwoeble, Shelby Shaffer and Nick Criss and Nick Young and Courtney Silvestri all of Fairmont; a great-grandson, Liam Shaffer, the apple of his eye.
Also surviving are three sisters, Barbara (Young) Davis of Fairmont, Rosemary (Young) Knight of Grafton and Beverly (Matthews) Cummings of Rivesville; a sister-in-law, Maude (Rogers-Smith) Urse of Fairmont; brothers-in-law, James Rogers of Fairmont and Delbert Mahaffey and his wife Mary Jo of Morgantown; his first cousin, Marie (Milbrad) Barrow and a friend who was like a second son, Eddie Workman. He leaves to cherish his memory 26 nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Fred was preceded in death by brothers-in-law, Marven Davis, Cecil Knight, Maxwell Rogers, Frank Rogers and Arthur Rogers; sisters-in-law, Teresa (Belcastro) Rogers, Marjorie (Hawkins) Rogers; Marian (Claborn) Rogers, Ruth (Rogers) Mahaffey, Mary Ellen (Rogers) Huber and Maxine (Ward) Rogers; four nieces and nephews; and parents-in-law, A. Clay Rogers Sr. and Helen (Malone) Rogers.
Family and friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today and from 9-10 a.m. Friday at the Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant St., Fairmont. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with Pastor Andrew Tennant officiating. Interment will follow at the West Virginia National Cemetery in Pruntytown with full military honors conducted by the Marion County Military Council Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his honor to the Benton's Ferry United Methodist Church c/o Nancy Aspinall, 1364 Airport Road, Apt 64, Fairmont, WV 26554.
Published on February 16, 2017