The sun rose on Terry Lee Young Sr. on July 25, 1953 in Fort Scott, Kan. He was born to James Wheeler and Edith Fern Young. He was raised by his uncle Nelson and aunt Verna Mae (Young) Hackner.
Terry was affectionately called “Butch” by his family and friends. He had four sisters – Verna Jo, Alice, Anita Diane, and Pat. He had five brothers – Mitchell, Steve, Larry, Elmer, and Brian.
Butch matriculated through the Fort Scott public school system. He graduated from Fort Scott High school in 1971, after which time he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He was honorably discharged and received the following honors/medals: Rifle Marksman Badge, Good Conduct Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal with device, and National Defense Service Medal.
After active military service, Terry found his passion as a truck driver. His handle was, “Happy go Lucky.” He started a family and was the proud father of Larron Harrison (married to Leslie), Corey Young, Sanice Young, and Terry Young Jr. (married to Meghan). He was blessed with 15 grandchildren: Ti’yana Young, Kimara Rhea, Jalen King, Terry Young III, Ashlie Young, Tevaris Young, Danielle Young, Blake, Jace, and Ty Harrison, Nakesha, Keagen, Corbyn, Nakyah, and Nacoreyah Young. He had five great-grandchildren: Kynden Miller, Kaesyn Johnson, Niemah, Treyson, and Alyse Young. He is also survived by Uncle Roy Jean and Aunt Kathleen.
He is preceded in death by a daughter Alisa Ninette, his parents, and his aunt and uncle that raised him.
The sun set on Terry Lee Young Sr. on Oct. 5, 2022 when the good Lord called His son home. To know him was to love every part of him. He leaves an empty space in all of our hearts. His love, his devotion, wit, and his willingness to help and ABSOLUTE unconditional love will be missed.
He has been cremated.
DeeAnn Allen will conduct memorial services at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 21, at Fort Scott National Cemetery.