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George Lawrence Young
George Lawrence YoungPleasant SpartansGeorge Lawrence Young, age 90 of Marion, went to be with his Lord and Saviour on Saturday, June 23, 2012 at Kingston Residence.  He was born September 13, 1921 in Marion to the late Merle W. and Della R. (Otto) Young.  On September 8, 1949 he married the former Patricia Sanders in Richwood and she died May 31, 2005.  He was also preceded in death by sisters Nellie Twombly of Cupertino California; Ruth Wood of Wilmore, KY; Velma Pierce of Columbus; and brother, John O. Young of Marion.

He was a dedicated member of the First Church of the Nazarene where he had served as an usher for many years.  A farmer, he raised small farm animals, making available his "petting zoo" for kindergarten classes in the local school districts, as well as Lawrence Orchards for their annual "Fall Festival" at the orchard.  He had worked for Landmark and Ohigro in Waldo and was a volunteer for many years at Marca Industries.  He had also worked for the Erie-Lackawana Railroad as a brakeman and later as a conductor for passenger trains out of the Marion Railroad Depot.

One of the true joys in his life was driving school bus in the Pleasant Local School District, which he did for over 50 years, often taking sporting teams to their games.   When the kids got off the bus, he was famous for saying, “Win or walk!”  George loved kids, and was one of the Pleasant Spartans’ biggest fans.  When he was able he was seen at every football and basketball game rooting his beloved Spartans on.

He is survived by three daughters, Victoria A. (Jasper N.) Burt, Marion; Georgia S. (Mark R.) Woodworth, Pueblo West, CO; Teresa L. (Charles T.) Vail, Pueblo West, CO; grandchildren, Toby M. (Lisa) Hensel, Kenton; Alissa D. (Nick) Martin, Columbus; Ben Woodworth, Pueblo West, CO; Natalie S. Woodworth, Pueblo West, CO; Jillian Lozanoff, Wasilla, Alaska; Paul Lozanoff, Pueblo West, CO; Braxton C. Vail, Pueblo West, CO; great-grandchildren, Jaden & Addison Hensel, Kenton; a sister, Mary Fennell, Marion and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Monday, July 16, 2012 at 11:00 AM at the First Church of the Nazarene, 233 W. Church Street, Marion with Pastors Steve DeWeber and David Gossard officiating.  Burial will follow in Pleasant Cemetery.  Friends may call on Sunday, July 15 from 2 to 5 PM at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood.

Memorial gifts may be made to Pleasant Athletic Department, 1101 Owens Road West, Marion, OH  43302.

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#1 from: Cheryl Oehler
Sun City, Arizona
Mon, Jun 25, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Dear Georgia and family,
I was so sorry to read of your dad's passing. Please know that you are in my daily thoughts and prayers. May your warm memories be a comfort to you at this difficult time.


#2 from: Erin Eckenrode
Granville, Oh
Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 8:32 AM

I rode on Mr. Young's bus several times as a student at Pleasant and I remember him so fondly now. He was always so friendly and I remember him always saying, "Tackit" as you entered or left the bus. I later learned he was saying "Attack it!" You should be so proud to have had him as your relative and I'm so sorry for this great loss.

#3 from: Amy Huber
Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 9:23 AM

You are all in our thoughts and prayers!! What a wonderful man who loved the Lord!!
Amy,Mandy Samantha Huber
Rhett,Nicole,Danny Huber

#4 from: Andrea Fields
Delaware, OH
Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 10:23 AM

George was a blessing and he will be dearly missed. I rode his bus often throughout my years at Pleasant, and we always loved George. He was always there to joke with and cheer us on. I hope you will all remmeber him as I do with only the fondest memories.

#5 from: Carroll Neidhardt
Old Pleasant Twp. Marion OH
Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 10:51 AM

 George was a long-time friend of our family and was at our farm table frequently with stories,tall tales, and always called us boys"Chief",and was his parting good-bye the last I saw him.
  George's care of animals is what a good farmer
will do. I had a pair of white Peking ducks that were our garden weeders and named Bonnie and Clyde,but going off to college,gave them over to George to care for. Whenever I would stop by, the geese would rush, flapping and calling out to see me and nuzzle. George's care for his animals through the years of cold and blizzards allowed Ole'Clyde to live on for over 35 years and we always remarked about our farm stories.
 So long, Chief.
Carroll Neidhardt, Marion OH

#6 from: Dolly Lawrence Ghearing
Fayetteville, TN
Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Please accept my hearfelt sympathy in this time of sorrow. My thoughts of your father are all wonderfully planted in memories of an very kind, fun, and patient man. My first solo bicycle ride was to the Young house. Our dads were good, lifelong friends, and I fell they are now greeting one another again. I'm praying that your own sweet memories and faith will be your strength now.

#7 from: Jim Brehm
Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 5:09 PM

George was the kindest and most loyal Pleasant fan I ever met. He made me feel welcome right from the get go. I will never forget him. The world is a little less interesting now at his passing!

Attackum' Chief!!!

#8 from: Brad Ridge
Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 12:41 PM

To George's family.

George was maybe the sweetest man I have ever known. What fun we had at basketball games through the years.  He also helped transport our children's sheep to the fair each year. His love for people, especially kids, was a terrific example for us all.  I know how deeply crushed he was when he lost his wife.  A part of him went with her.  George is one of those special people that won't be replaced.  I thank God that I got to be one of his friends. His place in God's Kingdom is secure!

In Christian Love,
Brad Ridge

#9 from: Jill Peacock
Kannapolis, N.C.
Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 3:43 PM

Our family will be thinking of you and your loss. My children attended Pleasant School and my late husband bus mech. We thouhgt a lot of George. Bless you all
Jill Peacock
Larry and Aimee Springer-Peacock
Amy (peacock) Ewing

#10 from: Paula Hritz Riggs
Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 11:36 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.  Both Pat and George left me with many memories.  Pat was always there to offer a prayer before school in the morning, and George left such neat Christmas notes in our school mailbox.  
Take Care and God Bless

#11 from: Bill Millisor
Cumming, GA
Sat, Jul 7, 2012 at 11:58 AM

To Vickie, Georgia & Teresa,

My deepest sympathies to your families and all of you. George was a great Spartan and the entire community will miss him. I'm sure Dan Z. and he are "leaning right into it" in the great beyond!

My best to all of you and God bless you all.

bill millisor  

#12 from: Bob and Marjorie Banks
999 Bethlehem Rd. W. Prospect, Ohio 43342
Sat, Jul 14, 2012 at 10:43 PM

George worked for my former husband, Donald Seitter for many years and I will never forget the help that George gave to me when Donald passed away suddenly in 1986.  George was a good and kind Christian man that lived his faith in helping other people.   Marjorie (Seitter) Banks

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