OBITUARY

Larry Max Young, Sr.

March 4, 1936June 14, 2021
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Larry Max Young, Sr., of Locust Grove, Georgia, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on June 14, 2021.

Larry was born on March 4, 1936 in Frankfurt, Indiana to the late Fred and Charlena Young. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mrs. Ann Young; his three children Larry Jr. (Debbie), Cindy (Sambo) Black, and Craig (Brenda); four grandchildren, Lindsay (Eric) Long, Tyler (Chelsey) Black, Blaine Young, and Miranda Young; five great-grandchildren, Sadie, Everett, and Graham Long, Piper and Axel Black; and brother Allen (Katherine) Young.

Mr. Young faithfully served his country in the United States Army during both the Korean War and the Vietnam War, where his dedicated and selfless patriotism led to him being honored with the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, multiple Army Commendation Medals, and Air Medals. His service to our country continued in the US Army where he excelled as a Military Policeman and a US Army Criminal Investigation Agent. Following retirement from the US Army in 1975, Mr. Young continued his passion for public service in the civilian arena where he served as a Police Officer for the Clayton County Police Department. His expertise in fire-arms, plus his passion for firearm safety, led to him being named Rangemaster and Chief Fire-arms Instructor for the Clayton County Police Department. He was the recipient of the Clayton County Police Department’s Medal of Merit and was twice selected Police Officer of the Year. He was also the Chief Firearms Instructor for the Clayton Regional Police Academy. Mr. Young’s students will remember him as a gifted and patient teacher who loved sharing knowledge, as evidenced by his founding of the Georgia Association of Law Enforcement Fire-arms Instructors.

A deeply devoted husband and father, he is known as “Grandaddy” to his adoring children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Mr. Young maintained a lifelong passion for the out-doors as an avid hunter and fisherman. This passion is reflected in his children and grandchil-dren, whom he taught to love and respect God’s creation with great care and responsibility. Mr. Young was a longtime member of Eagle’s Landing Baptist Church.

A viewing will take place at Horis A. Ward Funeral Home - Fairview Chapel in Stockbridge, Georgia on June 17, 2021 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. A funeral service will be held on June 18, 2021 at Eagle’s Landing Baptist Church in McDonough, Georgia at 5:30 pm with Pastor Tim Dowdy and Pastor Howard Greer officiating.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation of Family and Friends

    Thursday, June 17, 2021

  • Funeral Procession - Immediate Family ONLY

    Friday, June 18, 2021

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  • Celebration of Life

    Friday, June 18, 2021

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OTHER SERVICES:

  • Private Graveside Committal Service

Memories

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Eric Hein

June 24, 2021

If it wasn't for Larry Young I would have never been able to hit the broad side of a barn. As a new deputy sheriff in 1987, with Clayton County he took the the time to teach me a skill that served me for the last 32 years. He will truly be missed.

Louise Head

June 23, 2021

I suspect Larry is searching for a good sausage dog but will never find one as good as the ones we enjoyed during lunch breaks from Ft Gordon. He certainly deserves to rest in peace. I send sincerest condolences to Anne and children...and all family members and friends. Keeping you in my heart and in my prayers, Mickey Head

Paul Gillespie

June 18, 2021

Larry was a really great guy and it was a pleasure knowing him. When he came to David Crockett Days in Tennessee, he stopped by our house and we talked about muzzle loaders and a few other things. I will never forget that.

We are praying for God’s peace to fill the hearts of his family.

Farrel Turbyfill

June 18, 2021

I have nothing but great memories of Larry. He was definitely a real good man. My heart and prayers go out to you guys during this really tough time. We love you guys. Farrel

vivian turbyfill

June 17, 2021

Ann and Family, so sorry to hear about Larry. He was a good man, and a good friend. Ralph and I met Larry in 1962 in Verdun, France. ( You came over to Verdun later ) We lived on the 3rd floor of civilian housing in Verdun, and Larry came over to visit us. The windows didn't have screens on them. They just had a bar going across. Well, we were sitting by the window talking and " quick as a wink ", Ron climbed upon the bar and was going over, and Larry caught him by his diaper. Thank goodness for the cloth diaper and the safety pins. Ron was a little over 1 year at the time. Thank goodness for Larry and his quick action ! We were stationed in France at the same time, Germany at the same time, and Georgia at the same time. We have a lot of good memories of those times when we were together. I know that you and family are going to miss him. We loved him so much ! Love all of you !

Fred Piper

June 17, 2021

My memories of Larry (Granddaddy) as he was called are of him always being a quiet man who spoke little but when he did he always had something to say and you could bet it was going to be something for you to remember and learn from.

Even though he was a cousin by marriage after the death of my parents he took an interest in how I was doing and always wanted to make sure I was ok.

My favorite memories of him will be of watching him with his grandchildren and great grandchildren the way his eyes lit up when they were around. How his voice always seem to hit a happier tone and the fact that he made over each one individually without ever making a difference in his interaction with all of them.

He was someone you could call for advice or just sit and watch tv with he always knew how to make you feel loved!

These are the few and precious memories I have of him and will have for the rest of my life.

Heaven truly got an angel when he was called home, until we see each other again. You will always be loved and remembered by all you touched.

Fred (Freddie) Piper

Michael Herring

June 16, 2021

Larry was a very good man, instructor, and friend. We have many miles together going to conduct training all over Georgia.

Jerry Russell

June 16, 2021

A great man and American hero.

B.J Cook

June 16, 2021

Larry and I would sit and talk about our times in VIET NAM at the same time. He was a MP and I was in the 25th Division together. Lots of memories.

Jan & B.J Cook

June 16, 2021

B.J. and I are so very sorry to hear of Larry's passing. We worked with him for many years at CCPD. always smiling. He will surely be missed by all who knew him Condolences to the family.

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