Joseph Young

Young Joseph

Joseph A. Young, age 96, sunrise October 26, 1920 and sunset September 15, 2017 in Pickerington, Ohio surrounded by loved ones. Joseph was known as “Joe” by everyone he knew and loved. He was a graduate of Rigley High School in Georgia. In 1941 Joe married the love of his life Pommie Nola Young, they were married 72 years before her death in 2013. He joined the United States Army in 1942 and served six years as a Corporal. Joe went to work for The Ohio State University as Maintenance Supervisor for over 30 years. After his retirement he worked in the Columbus Public Schools in the Grandparents Program where he assisted teachers in the elementary schools part-time.

Brother Joe loved his church and community. He was a member of Christ Memorial Missionary Baptist Church for 60 years where he was a Trustee. Joe would often lead the prayer before the offering in which he strongly believed in tithing and putting God first. He would would say “Pray and put it in God’s hands, he will take care of it”. Joe lived by that motto his whole life. He was a true light to the world, everywhere he went he would talk about God’s love and how blessed he was. Joe was a true fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes. In his early years he would attend every home game, he also received autographs from many of the coaches. He loved spending time with his family and all of his grand and great-grandchildren. Joe was very proud of all of his family’s accomplishments and told everyone he ran into in the church and on the job.

Joseph was preceded in death by his wife Pommie Young and his daughters Sheila Dillard and Vivian Thompson.

Left to cherish his memory, granddaughters, Kelli Johnson, Shelli Johnson, Angela Stewart and Kyra (Tim) Wright; son-in-law, Clarence Dillard; great-grandchildren, Fred Williams III, Cory Stewart, Adam Stewart, Noah Stewart and Emmanuel Wright, and a host of other family and friends.

Visitation 10:00 a.m. Funeral 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 22, 2017 Interment Greenlawn Cemetery

Condolence Messages

  1. He loved the Lord…He was devoted to his family. To his Grandchildren, thank you for being there for him always. Doug thank you for being one of his caregiver Brother Young loved all of you with every fiber of his being. Sorry for your loss. God Bless Always. Donna Stewart Sinclair

  2. To the Family of Joseph Young,
    Mr. Young was a man of God. He love the Lord and his Family. Every time I visited with Mr. Young he always said ” his life was a reflection of God’s Will” and he wanted to be found faithful. Mr. Young was a kind and gentle man. I know he has gained his crown in Glory. Earth’s loss is Heaven’s gain. God Bless you Family. Love you all Aunt Jewel

  3. To the family of Mr. Young, you have my condolences in your loss. It is truly a blessing to live a long life of 96 years. God blessed him with special mightiness as we are told at Psalm 90:10 “The span of our life is 70 years, Or 80 if one is especially strong.” By means of God’s Kingdom, he promises that we will live forever in the near future (Psalm 37:29).

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