December 20, 1929 – March 17, 2020
“The Original Pop Poo”
Mr. Millard Young, known by his closest friends and acquaintances as “Buster”, of Marietta, GA passed away March 17, 2020 at 90 years wise. Millard was born on December 20, 1929 in Toledo, OH to the late Russell and Julia Young. He was raised as a Catholic in St. Benedict Catholic Church. He was a graduate of Libbey High School in the late 40’s. Millard then joined the United States Army, Serving in the Korean war from 1948-1952.
He became a faithful and loving husband to his life partner and best version of his world, Irma Barnett Young. Millard and his wife were both perfectionist, they both had careers and worked in the blue collar occupation. They was known for their Dapper and Diva status by the whole city whenever they stepped out. They gave birth to their only son, Andre L Young, Sr. Millard was a strong man of discipline, dubbed the original “POP-Poo by his first grandchild. We know him today as the doting papa to his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Millard's career putting together paint container's as a materials handler spanned over 25 years at E.I. DuPont de Nemours/Corteva Dow Chemical. Millard was also a true sports fan and a gifted athlete growing up.
What I loved the most about my papa was his sense of humor and his ability to crack a joke on you. For his age he was very witty. When he laughed he would let out a slight chuckle following a sly grin. I am very appreciative to have been blessed with my 90 year old grandfather's presence at my wedding. He was the 1st person I showed my wife's wedding ring and he said "Oh shoot" she is a lucky girl to have you. Papa famous words toward the end of his life was "Somebody help me please black white green or purple", when u ask him what you need, his reply would be "I don't know". We love you papa, hug grandma Irma for us.
Later in life, he developed new relationships and friendships with many at the J. Frank Troy Senior Center. Millard was a lifetime family man. He was outgoing, but at the same time quiet and observant. Millard was cared for till the end of his journey by his son, Andre and his wife, Reba once he could no longer do it for himself. For that, the remaining family would like to express supreme gratitude for the eternal sacrifice.
Millard will be deeply missed by each generation of his entire family. Left behind to represent his memory and honor his legacy: son, Andre Young Sr and his wife Reba; host of grandchildrem Andre Savage, Lakeeta Young, Nicholas Prince (April), Andrea Young, Andre Young Jr, Irmon Young (Fae) and alexis Young; great-grandchildren; nephews Keith Young (Grace); and great-nephews, Anthony, Josiah, Noah young and great-niece, Stephanie Bell.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Melvin and Marvin Young and niece, Melva Young. The family will have a private service. Millard will be laid to rest at Georgia National Cemetery, Canton, GA.
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