Robert L. Young__________________________________
Robert Leroy Young, age 94, of Kadoka, S.D., died Monday, March 3, 2014, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.
Robert Leroy Young was born June 15, 1919, at Reeds Spring, Mo., the son of Edgar and Narcissus “Dude” (Smith) Young. At the age of five, he moved with his family to Pajaro Valley, Calif., where he received his education.
Robert entered the U.S. Army, serving in World War II. After his honorable discharge, he returned to southern California. He was united in marriage to Alma Lewis on August 18, 1946, in Mexico. They made their home in Hollister, Calif., for one year before moving to Prunedale, Calif. Robert worked for the Civil Service at Ft. Ord as a heavy equipment operator and also was in the Navy Reserves. He retired in 1979, and began driving school bus for the next seven years.
His wife, Alma, preceded him in death on November 11, 2004. He continued to make his home in California, where he enjoyed watching baseball and football. He was an avid bowler for many years and enjoyed drinking beer. Robert was also a member of the VFW.
Survivors include his daughter, Beth Murray and her husband, Willard, of Philip; three step-daughters, Juanita Brier of San Bernardino, Calif., Virginia Denning of Madera, Calif., and Phyllis Rodrques of Tracy, Calif.; 16 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; 114 great-great-grandchildren; and 30-plus great-great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, Alma, Robert was preceded in death by his brother, Edgar Glea Young; sister, Vida Delois Crowe; and two stepsons, Calven Eugene McKinney and Harley Joe McKinney.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are with the Rush Funeral Home of Philip.
His online guestbook is available at www.rushfuneralhome. com