As Dad liked to say, "Angels in Heaven serve sweet jelly rolls!"
  • 70 years old
  • Born on August 29, 1944 in Morganfield, Kentucky, United States.
  • Passed away on January 31, 2015 in Houston, Texas, United States.

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Richard Thomas Young, 70, born on August 29, 1944 and passed away on January 31, 2015. We will remember him forever.

He was a disc jockey at WMSK in the 1960s.  He went on to work as an associate editor of The Sturgis News, a coal miner with Peabody Coal Co., and later as a registered nurse at Union County Hospital for 17 years.  He was a Master Mason at The Grand Lodge of Kentucky, F. & A.M, Dekoven 577 lodge. In later years he moved to Houston, Texas to live near his daughter, Michelle.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard S. “Cotton” Young and Elenora Brooks Young.

He is survived by daughter Katheryn Michelle Easto of Houston, Texas;  his daughter Wynia Leigh Young of San Antonio, Texas; his sister Penny Young West of Eddyville ; his brother Robert Young of Sturgis; his nephews Jimmy West of Brentwood, TN and Matthew Young of Sturgis; and his niece Allison Delaney Jose of Morganfield.

He will be cremated, and his ashes will be interred beside his parents at Pythian Ridge Cemetery.


Posted by Jane Shipley on 7th February 2015
David and I are very sorry for your loss. Richard was a wonderful friend to our family. Please accept our sympathy.
Posted by Pat Neiswenter on 3rd February 2015
So many happy memories of times together with Richard and Penny years ago in Morganfield/Sturgis. Richard was so much fun...made me laugh..a very special guy! I am praying for the family during this time of loss. So sad to hear of his passing.
Posted by Traci Duff on 3rd February 2015
Leigh, I'm sorry to hear about your father. Prayers to you and your family. -Traci (Sheffer) Duff
Posted by Kelley Fischbeck on 3rd February 2015
God bless and keep you my friend!! We worked hundreds of hours together and you always made me laugh. I will never forget you....
Posted by Gayle Mccarty on 3rd February 2015
So sorry to hear.He was a friend and my wife worked with him.
Posted by Peggy Johnson on 3rd February 2015
To Richard's daughter and granddaughter, I'm sorry for your loss. To Robert, you dear young man, my thoughts and prayers are with you. To my life time friend, Penny, you know how much I love you and wish I was there to put my arms around you.
Posted by Christy Gough on 3rd February 2015
Richard was such a charismatic entertaining personality. The things he would say, or sing!!! We all have such fond memories. He will never be forgotten!!!
Posted by Angie Thomas on 2nd February 2015
I'm going to miss you, Richard. You always brought smiles. A true friend of the family, you will always be remembered in highest regards. Deepest condolences to those you left behind. Rest in Peace, my friend.
Posted by Donna Goodwin on 2nd February 2015
So sorry for your loss. Richard worked on some community theater projects that I did. Our paths crossed many times as nurses working in different hospitals. I appreciated his sense of humor. He also took care of my husband and daughter as patients. Prayers for you all
Posted by Jackie Willett on 2nd February 2015
I am so saddened to hear of Richard's passing. He was a good man.....very versatile ..... and could ALWAYS make you laugh. I have missed seeing him. God Bless.
Posted by Jeanne Vaughn on 2nd February 2015
Michelle, Leigh and Family, Sending you hugs and prayers on the loss of your dad.
Posted by Debbie Getgen on 2nd February 2015
I will always remember the good times we use to have when I visited. Rest in Peace Cuz!!!
Posted by Karen Gray on 2nd February 2015
Sorry to hear about Richard. Thoughts and prayers are with his family
Posted by Patsy Walker on 2nd February 2015
So sorry to hear about Richard~~~~He was a long time friend, I can remember him in school at Sturgis, laughing, teasing, & making jokes~~~ He would always make you smile for sure~~~`All the Family are in my Thoughts, & Prayers~~~~ God Bless~~~~
Posted by Jerri Nell Adkins on 2nd February 2015
I am so sorry for your loss. Richard was a life long friend and will be missed.
Posted by Linda Blakeley on 2nd February 2015
I was so saddened to learn about the loss of your father, he was always such a nice person. Prayers for the whole family.
Posted by Melissa Brooks-Tyger on 2nd February 2015
This makes my heart heavy. Richard was my cousin that I never had the pleasure to know or even to meet. Sending you hugs from Pennsylvania cousin. May you have eternal peace.
Posted by Kathy Thompson on 2nd February 2015
Dear Katheryn, your father as a friend of mine! Such a good man too. His family and mine were close at one time as we lived a few short houses from each other. Penny his sister was a second Mom and I love her dearly and their brother Robert. He will be missed but I know he's happy to see his parents. Prayers for you and your family!
Posted by Donna Clements on 2nd February 2015
Michelle and Leigh, so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. As I told your Aunt Penney this morning I always enjoy Richard's dry sense of humor. Prayers for your family.

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