Harry B. Young, Sr., 95, of Sedalia, died Thursday, March 1, 2012, at Bothwell Regional Health Center.
He was born Jan. 28, 1917, in Springfield, Mo., the son of Christian A. and Edna Rose Worley Young. On Dec. 24, 1935, in Sedalia, he married Geraldine L. Chancey, who preceded him in death on July 8, 2000.
Mr. Young was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served a mission at the Joseph Smith Home in Palmyra, NY with his wife, served in the St. Louis and Chicago Temples, and served in numerous church positions. He was also a member of the Knife and Fork Club. He enjoyed farming and was a missionary through and through.
He was the owner and operator of the Beltone Hearing Aid Center in Sedalia (now called Young and Young Hearing Aid Center, 1118 W. 3rd) for 42 years.
Surviving are three daughters, Patsy Potter, and her husband, Don, of Camdenton, Nancy Jones, of Sedalia, and JoAnn Gray, and her husband, David, of Independence; a son, Gerald Allen Young, and his wife, Kristine, of Sedalia; a daughter-in-law, Marion Young, of Green Ridge; a sister-in-law, Lela Potter, of Otterville; 22 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Harry B. “Pete” Young, Jr.; two sisters, Rose Schrader and Agnes Gearheart; a grandson, Jack Allen Gray; a great-granddaughter, Tomasina Neuder; and a great-great grandson, Noah Neiffer.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Casket bearers will be grandsons: Bret Potter, Stanley Potter, Brian Potter, Ben Potter, Scott Potter, Greg Potter, Ron Jones Jr., Matthew L. Jones, David Gray II, Chris Gray, Gene Gray, Charles Gray, Ben Young and Allen Young.
Burial will be in Highland Sacred Gardens.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Missionary Fund.
Condolences may be offered at www.heckartfuneralhome.com.