Bester Young


Bester was born December 14, 1939, in Tuscaloosa Alabama. After graduating from Druid High School, he joined the US Airforce where he did initial training in Texas and was stationed in the Philippines for 18 months where he proudly served until receiving his honorable discharge. The Airforce is what landed him in Columbus, Ohio to begin his new life.

Bester worked many different jobs, but the one he was most proud of was working for The Ohio State University. He was employed there for over 20 yrs. and retired once he began to have health issues.

Bester was full of life! He loved to laugh, tell stories about his family growing up, his time in the military and working at Ohio State. He was an avid reader and loved to read anything regarding history, He also enjoyed reading his Bible daily and his favorite Bible verse was Psalms 91, he loved fishing, Alabama Football, and the Cleveland Browns, he enjoyed watching old Western movies. Let him tell it he was the always the smartest person in any room and did not have a problem with letting you know how smart he was.

Bester’s favorite saying was “Say what you mean and mean what you say”. We will all miss his laughter his storytelling, and just his presence, we know he is now in a better place, No more pain, no more dialysis, test, or hospital visits. He fought the good fight and kept the faith all the way to the end, and we are grateful for his 82 years of life. Bester is proceeded in death by Grandparents Edward and Ophelia Young, Parents Valley and Jessie Young, Brothers Valley Young Jr, Robert James Young, Sisters Theresa Prince, Mary Rice Theresa Williams, Niece Peggy Day.

Bester leaves to cherish his memory Daughters Susan (LaFonda) Carson Sr, Tomiko (Laurence) Johnson. Grandchildren Brandice Stanley, Shandos Young, Laurence Johnson Jr, Lauren Johnson 5 Great-Grandchildren. A host of nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

Visitation 1:00 PM and Private Funeral Service 2:00 PM Monday, February 14, 2022, at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. (one block east of Noe Bixby, turn North on Lonsdale Rd). To read the complete obituary, order flowers, view video tribute and offer condolences to the Young Family, visit


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Condolence Messages

  1. Susan and Family, As Psalm 91 states, Your Father has been delivered to the Almighty One who’s name he called upon and put his trust. May he rest in Peace.
    May God’s Grace cover you in the days of grief ahead and sustain you.

  2. Sending my sincere condolences to my uncle Bester’s family . We will miss you dearly and my your soul Rest In Peace . Sincerely , Wanda (Mookie ) Harris

  3. Warrenetta Curtis

    To Susan and the entire Family,
    My Condolences and Prayers in your time of Sorrow.

  4. My love is with you sis!!

  5. Pastor Yvonne Turner & Family

    My Dear Friend Tomiko & Family
    Our sincere prayers go out to you during this time. Let your hearts be encouraged by the words of our Lord. He promised us according to Matthew 5:
    Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God. And, blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God.
    With all our love

  6. Derrick & Tara Cook

    Sending our sincere condolences and prayers to the Young family. Praying for you Tomiko and family.

  7. Unc didn’t get to spend as much time with you like the rest but I loved you the same!!Take rest with the rest and may we meet again!!

  8. Sending my sincere condolences out to his family. May he rest in peace and he was a very nice man!

  9. Kristyna Speights Perry

    Tomika ,
    On behalf of Myself and my family..May the Lord send his comforting angels and continue to watch our you and your family. Love you FRIEND …Truly sorry for your loss.
    Kristyna Speights

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