Roy Young

November 29, 1929September 16, 2013
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Virgil “Roy” Young, age 83, of Pensacola, FL, went home to be with his Lord Monday, September 16, 2013. He was born November 29, 1929 in Hamilton, MS to the late James R. Young and Tansel Ambrella Anthony Young.

Roy was a veteran having served in the United States Army. He retired from Monsanto with 32 years of service and later taught small appliance repair at George Stone Vocational School. He was also a member of Brentwood Assembly of God Church. Roy loved fishing, crossword puzzles, reading his Bible and following his favorite college football team, the Florida Gators. He was also a NASCAR fan following his favorite driver, Jeff Gordon.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Anola Gay Young and 9 brothers and sisters.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 61 years, Willie A. Young; his son, Keith Young; his daughter, Tracye Young, all of Pensacola, FL; his grandchildren, Shea (Todd) Blackwell of Newport News, VA and Ginger Edmunds of Pensacola, FL; his great grandchildren, Haley Blackwell and Tyler Blackwell; his sister, Edith Gertrude Trenter of Summerville, TN; and his brother, Lloyd R. Young of Pensacola, FL.

Funeral services will be Monday, September 23, 2013 at 11:30 AM with Rev. Kenneth Martin and Rev. Avon Fowler officiating. Interment will follow at Barrancas National Cemetery at 1:15 PM with military honors. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday, September 22, 2013 from 3 until 5 PM. Condolences may be made to the family at

Eastern Gate Memorial Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.


  • Visitation Sunday, September 22, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, September 23, 2013

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Ginger Edmunds-Young

September 25, 2013

Thank you all for your kind comments, prayers and thoughts. Grandpa was a father to us all, a wonderful man that did many things for many people with no questions asked. I do not think I will every meet another person in my life with such a kind heart. Thank you to all who showed up for the services, and that have been there to support our family in any way you could. If you knew Roy you will never forget him. He will always be with us.

Margie Dees

September 23, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss, You are in my prayers. You are strong and loved. Always remember that you grandfather is watching over you now...

Arelia Laster

September 22, 2013

Tracye, May the memory of your father always bring joy to your heart. I am praying for you and your family. May the peace of God comfort you.

Tammy Whalen

September 22, 2013

I am sorry to hear of Uncle Roy's passing .You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Jules Poolson

September 21, 2013

Roy was a good friend, I am praying for the Family.

Radine LoGiudice

September 21, 2013

ill miss a great neighbor. My prayers are with the family

Ann Childress RN

September 19, 2013

So saddened to hear my "buddy" has gone to heaven. I will miss him.
Love and prayers to the family

Becky Johnson

September 19, 2013

Love u Tracye, praying for you and your family
Becky J

Richard Smith

September 19, 2013

God has an Awesome way of healing the hurt from the loss of a loved one.We will see them in a short time anyway.

Nancy Kerns

September 19, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss, your family is in my prayers. God Bless you with the strength to carry on with his wonderful memories in your hearts!
Nancy Kerns - mother of Coleen Fitzgerald