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Funeral services for Welcome Thomas “W.T.” Young will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday, June 24, 2017 at the First Baptist Church of Davis with Brother Johnny Tohnika officiating. Interment, with military honors, will follow at the Green Hill Cemetery in Davis.

W.T. was born September 1, 1929 in Davis to the late Floyd Henry & Mary Elizabeth (Ware) Young. He died Thursday, June 22, 2017, in Sulphur, at the age of 87 years 9 months and 21 days. W.T and the former Ms. Geneva Delcine Gilbert were married on July 12, 1952 in Davis.

W.T. grew up in Davis, graduating from Davis High School in 1948. He joined the United States Navy on June 28, 1948 in Oklahoma City, serving during the Korean Conflict. After being honorably discharged on June 24, 1952, he returned home to Davis. Throughout his working career, W.T. worked for Wonder Bread for some 15+ years, spent several years driving a truck cross country for LeeWay Motor Freight and in sales at Fred Jones Motors in Oklahoma City. In 1995, he and Delcine moved back to Davis to enjoy their retirement years.

W.T. was a very devoted Christian, serving as deacon in several churches, with the most recent being the First Baptist Church of Davis. He truly had the heart of a servant. He and Delcine were always ready to assist the church in any way to help share the word of Jesus Christ. W.T. loved traveling across the US with Delcine by his side. He also enjoyed reading and tending to his perfectly manicured yard.

Survivors include his loving wife Delcine; two daughters, Glenna Young-Raper & husband Jerry of Davis and Jill Day & husband Roger of Ardmore; five grandchildren, Dusty Raper & wife Andrea, Justin Day, Eryn Denewellis & husband Nick, Lauran Blakeburn and Brandon Blakeburn; as well as four great-grandchildren, Hannah & Hadley Raper, Zoey Day and Grant Denewellis.

In addition to his parents, W.T. was preceded in death by one daughter, Karen Lynn Young-Horne; and one brother, Jackie Floyd Young.

Serving as pallbearers will be Dusty Raper, Justin Day, Brandon Blakeburn, Nick Denewellis, Bruce Gibson, Brent Gee and Greg Parker.


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Friday

23

Jun

2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Hale's Funeral Home

3370 HWY 7 W
Sulphur, OK 73086

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24

Jun

11:00 AM
First Baptist Church

208 S 3rd St
Davis, OK 73030

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