Douglas Clay Young, 89, of Pleasant Hill, formerly of Sedalia, went to be with the Lord Tuesday night, August 21, 2018, at his home.
He was born October 10, 1928, in Sedalia, son of James Herbert Young and Fern Ann (Hutsler) Young.
On February 1, 1948, in Sedalia, he was married to Mary Ellen (Parks).
Clay worked for Missouri Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads for 40 years as an upholsterer and later as a carman and welder. He was a member of the Carman Union Local 506. He also had a carpet business on the side.
Clay was a member of First Baptist Church in Sedalia, where he was a deacon for more than thirty years. He also taught Sunday School and pitched softball for the church team. He was currently attending Lane Avenue Baptist Church in Raytown.
In addition to his wife, Mary Ellen, survivors include four children: Steve Young (Cissy), of Lake of the Ozarks, Connie Millbern (Stuart), of Blue Springs, Gary Young (Carla), of Sedalia, and Douglas K. Young (Linda), of Pleasant Hill; ten grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; a brother, Herbert “Bussie” Young (Gloria), of Overland, MO; and a sister, Laura Hoppes (Ron), of Sedalia.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Robbie Young; two sisters, Georgia Mais and Betty Miley; and a brother, Stanley Young.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 27, at Heckart Funeral Home, with Rev. Jerry Applegate officiating.
Casket bearers will be grandsons: Steven Young, Jason Young, Chris Young, Matt Young, Ryan Young, Tony Freitas, Lonnie Johnson and Adam Sommer.
Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until service time Monday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to First Baptist Church, Lane Avenue Baptist Church, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.