Mr. Paul Burton Young, Sr., 86, of Bloxom, VA, was joyously reunited with his wife, Christine Elsie Wittig Young, on Monday, January 17, 2022. Born October 17, 1935 at the family home, he was the son of the late Krandall Burton Young and Miriam Badger Young. Left to cherish his memory are his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, as well as many extended family members and friends.
A man of various talents and entrepreneurial drive, Paul had many interests and business ventures throughout his life. He loved working with his hands, having been a self-employed carpenter for decades, a skilled decoy carver, and a patient gardener, often using the fruits of his labor to cook for family and friends. Paul enjoyed being surrounded by nature and was happiest when working in his garden, spending the day hunting, or tending to his bees and their hives. Known as the “bee whisperer,” he was often called on to round up rogue swarms, a dangerous task he always made look easy. Paul will be missed by all who knew and loved him, though fondly remembered through the beautiful legacy he leaves behind.
To honor Paul’s wishes, no public services will be held. Should friends desire, donations in Paul’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 42040, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 (www.cancer.org).
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Arrangements by the Williams-Parksley Funeral Home.
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American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City OK 73123