MARENGO — Noel J. Young, 89, of Marengo, died Sunday morning, Oct. 13, 2013, at his residence.
He was born Feb. 13, 1924, in Clendenin, W.Va., to the late Phillip and Virginia (Hayes) Young. Noel was a resident of Marengo all of his life living on the family farm and was a graduate of Marengo High School Class of 1942. He was a retired farmer, a self-employed contract pumper of oil wells and had worked on the construction of I-71. He was a two-time all-county baseball player, all-county basketball player and a member of the 1942 County Basketball Champion team. He enjoyed playing golf, hunting, watching the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Cincinnati Reds. Member of Chester Lodge 238 F&AM, Marengo Highland School Board for 11 years, Morrow County Fair Board for 15 years and committee for the ASC Office for a number of years.
Noel enjoyed spending time with his family and especially his grandchildren. After retirement, Noel spent 32 winters in Ruskin, Fla., enjoying the warm winter weather. Noel in recent years liked to reminisce about his younger years playing sports and the people he played with and against. He and his two grandsons were to be inducted into the Marengo/Highland Athletic Hall of Fame in December 2013.
He is survived by sons, Mike (Sandra) of Belle Valley, and Bill (Debbie), Ron (Joan), Randy (Kris), all of Marengo; daughter, Ginger (Leo) Harding of Westerville; daughter-in-law, Beverly Young Pottmeyer of Reno; 16 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Martha Young of Marengo and Evelyn Young of Ashley.
Preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Margaret J. (Palmer) Young on July 10, 2007; son, Wayne; brothers, Holly, Charles, Noble, Leon, Jim and Kenneth; and sister, Gussie Thaxton.
Friends may call Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m.; Masonic Service at 7 p.m., at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury. Graveside services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the Marengo Cemetery, with Pastor James Brantingham officiating.
Memorial contributions can be made to Morrow County Hospice, 228 South St., Mount Gilead, OH 43338.
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