Earl Lee Young

April 18, 1947February 15, 2021

Earl Lee Young, age 73, of Woodstock, GA, passed away on Monday, February 15th, 2021. He was born on April 18th, 1947 to the late Oca and Luther Young.

Earl served proudly and honorably in the US Airforce from 1965 until 1969. He was a collector of many things, including, but not limited to Civil War relics, dog tags and books. Mr. Young also enjoyed genealogy.

Earl Young was well-liked and loved by many. He will always be remembered as a loving and dedicated husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend.

Earl is survived by his wife of 47 years Myra Young; children Kimberly ( Rob) Bowen, Ronnie (Lauren)Young, Marshall Young, sister Linda Shikany, brothers Chris (Sandy) Young, Bruce (Cherry) Roberts, Steve (Debbie) Rudd. Earl is preceded in death by his Brother Hollis Rudd survived by his wife Amanda Rudd. Earl was blessed with 5 grandchildren, Emily, Bryson ,Collin, Hanna Young and Matthew Bowen; and many neices and nephews.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on March 9th at 1:00 P.M. at Woodstock Funeral Home, followed by a burial at the Georgia National Cemetery at 3:00 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital. Any floral arrangements for the family, may be sent to Woodstock Funeral Home.


9 March

Celebration of Life Memorial Service

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Woodstock Funeral Home

8855 Main Street
Woodstock, GA 30188

9 March

Committal Service

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

GA National Cemetery

1080 Scott Hudgens Dr
Canton, GA 30114


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Fran Busi

March 8, 2021

My husband and I have known Earl for nearly 20 years. What I loved about Earl was his quick wit and his smile. He was so knowledgeable on anything historical. Earl was just a good southern gentleman. We’ll miss you terribly, Earl. God bless you.

Jamie Howell

March 5, 2021

I will never forget the time Myra and I were hiking on the Appalachian Trail. Myra and Earl were meeting me early in there morning when I come hiking out of the woods and Earl says "bobcat". I screamed and ran to his truck. That was one of the first memories I have of Earl. He was such a big supporter of us hiking this trail together. I loved listening to him talk about civil war relics. He was an amazing man and will be missed.

Michael Shaffer

March 2, 2021

May God comfort family and friends during this time. Rest easy Earl!

Clarence Cockrum

February 27, 2021

Earl was always a happy and pleasant person. We were blessed to have him for a brother in law. He loves his wife and family so very much. We will miss him but will always have good memories of him❤️

Larry Cooper

February 24, 2021

Myra and family, I send my condolences on Earl’s passing. We shared a passion for collecting Civil War relics and military dog tags. He will be greatly missed.

Jim & Gertrud Brennan

February 23, 2021

Myra and family, we send our deepest condolences to you at this extremely hurtful time. It came as a complete shock to hear about Earl. I have fond memories of talking to Earl about our military service days and his extensive collection of military memorabilia. He was also very proud of his lighter collection. He will be sorely missed in our neighborhood and in our lives.

Sylvia Rosas

February 22, 2021

We were very saddened to hear the news about Earl. It had been quite awhile since we last saw him and Myra. Usually we all coincided at Vera and Jose’s during many pleasant and memorable evenings together. Our deepest sympathy to Myra and his wonderful family. Thoughts and prayers for Earl and his loved ones.

Marshall Young

February 21, 2021

My father was a great man I never met anyone who didn't like him it I'm sorry this happened so fast there was so much more I need to tell talk and share with you I'm in shock and sad anyway hopefully you and poper and uncle Hollis are reunited!!! Talking about us? I Just Hope you are proud of me?
You son
Marshall young

Karen Dorton

February 19, 2021

We are so very sorry to hear of Earl’s passing. His passion for history and Civil War was shared one day with my husband and sons. He was so passionate about his love of history he gave my boys four precious bullets he had found from Civil War era. They are treasured by them to this day and will always keep Earl’s kindness in their memory.

Jennifer Cockrum Shepherd

February 18, 2021

Myra and Family,
You have my deepest heartfelt sympathy in your great loss.
I will remember Earl as such a warm, friendly guy who shared some of my interests in genealogy, relics, and the passion to learn more about our great country's history. He was such a warm, friendly, engaging guy - so easy to talk to. May God comfort you and His abiding presence strengthen you in the days ahead.
Love, Jennifer