Houston Lee Young

May 18 2014

92 year old Houston Lee Young of Hillsdale, Michigan died Saturday in Michigan. He was born August 21, 1921 in New Market, Alabama to his parents, the late John and Oshie Pedigo Young. He was a brother to 7 siblings, and his family moved to Smithville, Tennessee at an early age. Houston enlisted in the United States Army in 1942, after receiving an Honorable Discharge in 1945, he returned home to Smithville, Tennessee. In 1950, Houston married Alpha Cantrell and in 1951, they moved to Detroit, Michigan. He was a career employee at Chrysler Corporation until his retirement. A mechanic at heart, Houston was the neighborhood handy man. He delighted in working on cars, lawnmowers, bikes...... anything mechanical. Houston and Alpha moved to Hillsdale, Michigan where he lived for the past 10 years. He is survived by his beloved wife, Alpha Dean Young; Loving father of Doyle Young, Dona (Wallace) Furtado, Rodney (Diane) Young, Rita (Daniel) Woodcock and Jason (Maria) Young; Loving grandfather of Meredith, Wallace Michael, Rene', Bryan, Robin, Jason, Joshua, Jasmine and Sophia; Loving great-grandfather of 14 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted 11:AM Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating and interment to follow in Bonham Cemetery with Military Honors conducted by the Veterans Honor Guard. Visitation with the family will be Monday 2:PM until 8:PM and Tuesday 10:AM until the time of the service at 11:AM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville is in charge of the arrangements

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