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January 6, 2013

David E. Young Sr.

FRANKLIN — David E. Young Sr., 76, of 724 Baker Hill Road, Franklin, died at 12:43 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at  his residence.

Born July 16, 1936, in Franklin, David was the son of the late Charles and Arvilla (Hedglin) Young. On June 13, 1959, he married Nancy A. Shorts.

David was employed as a heavy equipment operator for the Local Union #66. He also worked at and owned several area garages.

David showed and drove teams of mules and horses with his family and friends. He spent many years as a blacksmith shoeing horses, and being involved with 4-H activities.

He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and hunting.

In addition to his wife, David is survived by his sons, David E. Young Jr. and his wife, Sandy, of Utica, and Ralph L. Young and his wife, Rhonda, of Franklin; and his daughters, Alice (Cricket) Dignall of Carlton, Ethel (Raine) Young of Tucson, Ariz., Amy Fenstmaker and her husband, Donald, of Utica, and Gail Shelhamer and her husband, Jason (Shorty), of Carlton.

He is additionally survived by his 15 grandchildren, Joy Dignall and her fiance, Luke Sedar, Zina Smith and her husband, Barry, Sam Dignall, Beth Vernon and her husband, Isaiah, Amber Spencer, David Young III and his fiancee, Samantha Buzzard, Jaimee Stainbrook and her husband, Rex, Marshall Young, Charley Young, Austin Young, Nicci Fenstmaker, Darin Fenstmaker, Travis Fenstmaker, Abby Shelhamer and Tess Shelhamer; and his two great-grandchildren, Jazzalynn Stainbrook and Noah Smith.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Ruth Krepp; an infant grandchild, Lindsey Lorraine Young; and a son-in-law, David Dignall.

Family and friends of David will be received at Gardinier Funeral Home Inc., 1315 Chestnut St., Franklin, on Tuesday 3 to 7 p.m.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Gardinier Funeral Home Inc., with the Rev. David Smith, pastor of Church of the Nazarene, officiating. 

Interment will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

To send online condolences, flowers, cards, or for further information, family and friends are invited to visit gardinierfuneralhome.com.

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