Lawrence Young, Sr


Lawrence James Young Sr. was born on April 2, 1947 in Ansted, West Virginia to the late John and Annie Frances (Mundy) Young. Lawrence unexpectedly departed this life on July 7, 2020 after a long road to recovery from a very traumatic injury.

Lawrence (Larry) being six out of thirteen children was raised in Ansted, West Virginia by his parents. During that time, Lawrence gave his life to Christ at an early age being baptized and joined the Mt. Chapel Baptist Church in Ansted, West Virginia. In addition, Lawrence attended Ansted Elementary School and graduated from Ansted High School in May of 1966 being lettered in football and track. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the US Air Force serving thirty-seven years as an Aircraft Mechanic while receiving numerous accomplishments.

Lawrence resided in Columbus, Ohio in 1973 continuing his dedication to the United States Air Force. During his tenure he had the opportunity to serve in various countries such as Germany & England. In the meantime, Lawrence added to his skills by obtaining several certifications from various entities: Columbus State Community College (Automotive)
Columbus Public School Office of Community Education (HVAC)
Builder’s Industry Assoc of Central Ohio (Carpentry)
Eastland Career Center with Industrial Education Alliance
(Skilled Framer/ Carpentry) in residential construction

Lawrence the husband and father joined in holy matrimony to his wife Rebecca (Herriott) Young in 1974. He fathered two but raised five named Lawrence Jr., Bruce Young, Moses, Vincent & Doreen.

Lawrence leaves to mourn and cherish his memories: Rebecca Young (Wife); children: Moses (Tobbi), Lawrence Jr, & Bruce Alan of Columbus, Ohio; Vincent of Canal Winchester and Doreen (James) of Newark, Delaware. Lawrence (Pa-Pa) leaves his grand-children: Jayana, Dylan, MiKayla, Gabriella, Kendra, Kiara, Brandon, Raven, Vincent Jr, Quinton, O’viance, Andre’, Nate, Lakisha, Latasha, William, Len, La’Star, Fred and host of great-grand’s.

At the same time, Lawrence leaves one sister & six brothers to cherish his memories. Vernice Calloway (sister) of Columbus, Leslie (Bertha) Young of Beckley, WV; Joseph (Sandy) of London, Oh; Michael Young of Charleston, WV; Melvin (Lorie) of Antioch, TN; Vernon(Toni) of Cleveland, Ohio and Glen (Joyce) of Raeford, NC. In addition, he leaves a host of nieces and nephews who loved him dearly.

Lawrence was preceded in death by his parents John & Annie Frances (Mundy) Young. Three sisters: Mary Mattie Young Williams, Pamela J. Young and Annie J. Young. Two brothers named John E. Young and Arthur D. Young. Also, several sisters and brothers in love named Betty Young, Drema Young and David Calloway

Visitation 10:00am and Funeral 11:00am Monday, July 20, 2020 at First Baptist Church, 250 Toland Street, London, OH 43140.

Interment at Dayton National Cemetery.

Condolence Messages

  1. Michelle Holder

    Sorry for your loss prayers for you and your family

  2. Our sincere condolences to the family, on the loss of your love one. May the God of all comfort be with you during this sad occasion and may God loving words console your hearts.

  3. Douglas W Demsko

    I served in the Air Force Reserve at Wright Patterson with LJ. He was a great man who became friends with me. He attended my wedding and helped me install the master bathroom in my house. My sincere condolences to his family! ♥️✈️

  4. I was LJ’s Supervisor at Wright-Patterson Air Force until I retired in 2006. I loved Lawrence. He was a genuinely good man. It breaks my heart to know that he is gone, but I also know that he is in a better place. There is no doubt in my mind. God Bless. See you on the other side LJ.

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