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Azro L. Young, Louisville, KY/Columbia native (1921-2017)

He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII 92nd Evacuation Hospital Unit. He was the son of the late James & Mattie Burbridge Young, of the Zion Community, five miles south of Columbia on KY 55 S Road. He was the widower of Edna Young, his wife of 54 years. He was a retiree of Shamrock Construction Co.and Churchill Downs.
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Azro L. Young, 95, of Louisville, KY, passed away Thursday, June 8, 2017.

Funeral services were held 10amCT/11amET, Monday June 12, 2017 at Owen Funeral Home, 5317 Dixie Hwy, Louisville, KY, with burial in Louisville Memorial Gardens West. Visitation was Sunday 1pm-6pmCT/2pm-7pmET.

Azro L. Young, Louisville, KY/Columbia native (1921-2017)

He was born in Columbia, Adair County, KY, November 06, 1921, He was the son of James & Mattie Burbridge Young. He died Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Louisville, Jefferson County, KY, at the age of 95 years, five months, and two days.

He and his wife were married in Columbia, KY by Rev John W. Lewis, on November 6, 1946.

He was, a U.S. Army veteran of WWII 92nd Evacuation Hospital Unit & a member of Harvest Baptist Church.

According to military records, Mr. Young enlisted in the United States Army on October 6, 1942 in Louisville, KY. Several weeks later, his parents, residents of the Zion community, of Adair County, received a letter from him in which he said, in part, that he was stationed in California desert and could "see nothing but sand." Almost exactly a year later, the Adair County News reported he had been overseas for several months and that he had recently run into fellow Adair Countian Ray White in Australia (likely both on R & R.) In November 1944, Pfc Young was one of fifteen Adair County boys and one Taylor Countian who managed to get together "somewhere in the South Pacific" for Thanksgiving dinner.

He was a retiree of Shamrock Construction Co. and Churchill Downs.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James & Mattie Young; his devoted wife of 54 years, Edna Young; three sisters, Estelline, Ellery & Ellis; two brothers, Holland & Osborne; a grandson James Combest Young Jr who served in Desert Storm.

Survivors include:
  • Two sons: James C. Young (Peggy) & Todd Young (Sharon)

  • A daughter: Deborah Pait (H. Ray)

  • Five grandchildren

  • Five great granddaughters
The family would like to thank the staff at Elmcroft - Mt Washington for their loving care.

This obituary information is a courtesy to the family by Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY

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