Curtis W. Young Sr.

May 1, 1925 — March 23, 2013

Curtis W. Young Sr., 87, a resident of Berwick, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2013, at Teche Regional Medical Center surrounded by his loving family.

Curtis was born on May 1, 1925, in Richard, the son of Amos Young and Annie Laughlin Young.

Curtis loved spending time with his family, but especially his grandchildren. He served his country proudly during World War II by serving in the United States Army.

He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by seven children, Carol Young of Gainesville, Fla., Kathy Thornton of Berwick, Barbara Young Taylor and companion, Johnny Lombas, of Bayou Vista, Dorothy Young and fiancé, Andre’ Miller, of Church Point, Denise Young Cantrell and companion, Anthony Acosta, of Morgan City, Curleen Young and husband, Steve Champagne Sr., of Berwick, and Curtis W. Young Jr. and wife, Melissa, of Houma; one daughter-in-law, Dada Young of Gainesville, Fla.; four stepdaughters, Linda Faye LeBouef and husband, Chester, of Lake Charles, Cheryl Broussard and husband, David, of New Orleans, Debbie Clark and husband, Steve, of Berwick, and Christine Kirkland of Franklin; 30 grandchildren; and 44 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Amos and Annie Laughlin Young; wife, Wava Simar Young; one son, Amos Wayne Young; one brother, Edward Young; and three sisters, Ethel Young Middlebrooks, Dorothy Young Hartwell Myatt and Mavis Young.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at Twin City Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. today, March 25, 2013, at Twin City Funeral Home. Visitation will resume from 8 a.m. until the time of the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Curtis will be laid to rest in the Berwick Cemetery with military honors provided by the East St. Mary Veterans Funeral Squad.

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