Ross Young

BRAZORIA, Texas – Alfred “Ross” Young, 79, passed away Monday, March 11, 2013, at his home. He was born June 15, 1933, in Houlka to Ross and Amy Chrestman Young.

He was a retired Teamsters driver for Chemical Leaman with 25-plus years service and an excess of 2 million safely-driven miles. He was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother. He loved to play basketball with his kids. He enjoyed telling stories and spending quality time with his family.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Dixon Funeral Home in Brazoria, Texas. Pastor Ernie Hutchings will officiate. Burial will follow at Restwood Memorial Park in Lake Jackson, Texas.

He is survived by his children, Debbie Young and Bobbie Warneke, Denise Kemp (Billy), both of Churchill, Texas, Johnny Young (Linda) of Houston, Diane Weatherford (Denny) of Tupelo; grandchildren, Jake Young (Ginger), Jennifer Kilgore (Russell), all of Houston, Brittany Weatherford of Tupelo, Michael Alford (Kory) of Alvin, Texas; Jessica Norris (Anthony) of Angleton, Texas, Matthew Tyson (Angela) of Splendora, Texas, Dilan and Kade Tyson, and Katherine Kemp, all of Brazoria, Texas; brothers, Gary “Hubby” Young (Mary Frances) of Saltillo, Danny Young (Brenda) of Houlka; sisters, Martha Kay Cunningham (Jack) of Seminole, Fla., Kathy Austin (Bruce) of Houlka; seven great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews; special lifelong friends and fellow drivers, Larry Kerley of Angleton, Texas, and James Chambers of Clute, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his wives, Joan Reeder Young and Mary Laverne Young; his parents; a son, Michael Ross Young; a daughter, Karen Young Tyson; and brothers, Ronnie Young and Hayes Young.

Pallbearers will be Michael Alford, Matthew Tyson, Denny Weatherford, Dilan Tyson, Johnny Young and Anthony Norris.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dennis and Kade Tyson.

Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

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