Okolona- Bobby Gene Young, 81, died Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Shearer-Richardson Nursing Home in Okolona. Bobby was born on June 20, 1935 to Austin and Minnie-Ola West Young. He attended Egypt Schools, graduated from Okolona High School and from Itawamba Junior College. Bobby spent over 32 years of his working career at Futorian/Strato-Lounger in Okolona retiring as manufacturing manager. He was a land owner, a catfish farmer and owned Young’s Fish and Steak House for several years. Bobby was a member of Okolona First Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and was active in outreach programs at Silver Street and the Shearer Richardson Memorial Nursing Home, where he spent the last 6 years of his life. He was an avid bible reader.
A service honoring his life will be held on Friday, April 14, 2017 at 4 PM at the Okolona Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Rev. Dr. Roy McHenry officiating. Burial will follow in Boone’s Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 PM- service time Friday only at Holland-Okolona Chapel, which is honored to be serving the family.
Bobby is preceded in death by his parents, Austin and Minnie-Ola Young and a son, Michael Young in 2015. He is survived by Del Young and their children, Anna Leray of Amory, Sandra Perry and Andy Young both of Okolona and their families.
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Submitted by Lowanda Lee on Apr 20 2017 06:01:48 PM
I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Bobby Gene. I am praying for you and your family.
Submitted by Ronnie Mills on Apr 14 2017 10:18:42 AM
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Danny & Rebecca Nicholson lit a candle on Apr 13 2017 09:12:37 AM
Sending you and your family my deepest sympathy an prayers. Your father sounded like a wonderful man.
Submitted by Deb Myers on Apr 13 2017 08:39:56 AM
So sorry to hear about Bobby Gene's death. Due to surgery on my leg, Jewell Faye and I won't be able to come up. Wish we could! I have some fond memories of him. My thoughts and prayers go with this email.
Submitted by Dr & Mrs Ricky Gray on Apr 13 2017 12:25:26 AM
My sincere thoughts and prayers to all the family. May GOD Bless, Comfort and give you Peace that only he can during your time of grief. He was a wonderful man and he will be greatly missed by all that ever knew him. I know he had a big influence on a lot of teenagers back in the 80's.He and Del had all the kids in Okolona at the house and never seem to get tried of them.
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