OBITUARY

Wilbur Leigh Bill Young Jr.

January 29, 1931June 11, 2014
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Wilbur “Bill” Leigh Young, Jr., 83, of Havelock, died at CarolinaEast Medical Center.

He served our country in the U.S. Marine Corp and U.S. Air Force and he was honored with medals for the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Bill shot for the pistol team and he enjoyed boating and hunting. He was a member of the VFW. He is preceded in death by a son, Kenny Earl Young, and his brother and sister, Mike and Jackie.

Bill is survived by his wife Pansy, one son, Terry Young of Havelock; a daughter, Debby Guthrie of Kinston; his grandchildren, Jesse, Adrienna, Joshua, Kenny, Carity, Jeremiah, Merry-Fith, and his great-grandchildren, Lief, Sierra, Joey, Brian, Amani, Jionni, Kimberleigh-Grace.

Services will be held at 3:00 pm Saturday, June 14, 2014 at Cotten Chapel, New Bern. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial with military honors will be held at Greenleaf Memorial Park.

Services

  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 14, 2014
  • Visitation Saturday, June 14, 2014
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Wilbur Leigh Bill Young Jr.

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Evelyn Dove-Coleman

June 14, 2014

To The Family:
When I last saw Mr. Young, as he and Mrs. Young entered the Veterans Challenge Ball in Kinston, he lit up the room with his presence. We are surrounding you with prayers as you continue his legacy with fond memories and pictures.

Sharlene LeRoy

June 13, 2014

Uncle Bill was so special in my life. He was the epitome of honor and integrity and a standard to which I measured myself. Every visit (not nearly often enough), he and I would stay up late nights and talk. He told me stories about his time in the military and we shared our views on life. I cherished those opportunities to hear about his experiences and how he lived his life. Now missing him even more than ever, I will reflect on those nights. Thank you so much, Uncle Bill, for guiding me so many times in my life. Thank you for never hesitating to say what was on your mind and for being the man you were. I will think of you every time I reflect on the words and principles you taught me: Taizai jibun ni chujitsu. STAY TRUE TO YOURSELF! I have always loved you very much and you will remain in my heart and thoughts.

Jennifer palazzo lee

June 13, 2014

Shine bright as always

Jennifer palazzo lee

June 13, 2014

What little I new of Wilbur he was a very loving family man. I wish I didn't loose touch like I did. My prays are with the whole family.

merryfaith palazzo

June 13, 2014

merryfaith palazzo

June 13, 2014

Debby Guthrie

June 13, 2014

My dad was a hero in every sense of the word. The dad to my first two kids was a Viet Nam veteran who died from a dental/gum problem, that went to his heart, and the dad to my third child died from a car wreck, so my dad's influence was especially important to my three children whom are now responsible adults (Staff Sergeant Charity Hilterbrand Smith last classes of counseling Master's, Jeremiah Hilterbrand MCAS & Owner/Operator/Coach at HammerOut Crossfit in Kinston, MerryFaith Palazzo CNA). So first Dad and Mom (the love of his life for over the 62 years they were married) reared three children of their own, then were a part of the lives of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dad's insistence on doing what is right, no matter, without excuse, was not advice we absolutely always followed but likely we do more than the average joe- and it is costly to sacrifice security for your beliefs. But if more people did that, what a better world it would be.

merryfaith palazzo

June 13, 2014

may this light be forever lit for you grandaddy

merryfaith palazzo

June 12, 2014

merryfaith palazzo

June 12, 2014