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Obituary for Larry Eugene Young Sr.
Larry Eugene Young Sr., age 79 of Ridge Farm, IL, passed away Monday, May 27, 2019 at Danville V.A. Medical Center. Larry was born to Arthur and Catherine (Vale) Young on August 7, 1939. He married Linda Joyce Henderson on July 19, 1958 in Paris, IL. They had five sons, as well as two nieces they raised as their own. Larry and Linda celebrated 60 years together prior to her passing in July 2018. Larry joined the US Army on July 19, 1960. He was stationed in Korea and Germany, and later did two tours to Vietnam working as a helicopter mechanic. He was discharged on November 28, 1968. After being discharged, Larry worked at Hyster until he retired in 2004. Larry was an avid bingo player, a big Cardinals fan, and enjoyed puzzles. He loved square dancing, camping at Kentucky Lake, cutting scrap iron, and collecting junk to sell. Most of all, he loved his family and friends, and could often be found helping out his in-laws and neighboring farmers. Larry was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, two sisters, and two brothers, and one niece. He is survived by his sons: Larry Young Jr.; Dean (Terri) Young; Tim (Darlene Puller) Young, Neal (Connie) Young; and Jamie (Dawn) Young; eighteen grandchildren, thirty-four great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren, and one niece. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at Krabel Funeral Home in Chrisman. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service, beginning at 1:00 p.m. Burial will follow at Young America Cemetery, with full military rites afforded by Chrisman American Legion Post #477. For those who wish, memorials may be made to the American Legion or the Danville V.A. The family wishes to thank the many in-home caregivers, and the Danville Veterans Administration Palliative Care Unit.