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Warren Young

April 17, 1931 — December 20, 2020


Warren Houston Young was born in Pool Community of Terry County, Brownfield, Texas on April 17, 1931 to Hubert Lee and Ethel Mullins Young.

He started school at age seven, going to the Pool school until third grade, when it closed; he transferred to Meadow schools, graduating in 1949.  In high school he participated in basketball, track, football and FFA.  After graduation he worked on the family farm.  In 1951, he produced the first bale of dry land cotton and that same year he was named Terry County Farmer of the Year.

In 1957, he left farming and went to work for El Paso Natural Gas, Wasson Plant, Denver City, Texas.  On November 22, 1957 he married Mary Nell Rosamond, a single mother of two children, Linda Gail and Ricky Don, whom he adopted and raised as his own; two more children were born to this union, Michael Alan and Sherry Beth.

In August 1961, he was promoted to oiler at the Goldsmith El Paso Plant, where he spent the next 29 years.  While at Goldsmith, he was active in the United Methodist Church, Little League, and Boy Scouts.  He also worked part-time for Pat McClellan and the City of Goldsmith.

In 1986, he was transferred to Coyanosa, worked a while, then he was transferred temporarily to Puckett Plant, that plant sold in 1990, so he went back to Coyanosa before retiring in June 1990.  After retirement, he worked renovating houses, retired again, moved to Lake Whitney for five years, then back to Odessa working for Cashway Lumber and Premier Parking.  At 80 years old, he retired again.

Warren went to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 20, 2020.

He is preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Vera and Ora Ellen; five brothers, Weldon, Wesley, J.W., Lee and Eddie; and daughter-in-law, Charla.

Warren is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mary Nell; two sons, Ricky (Odessa) and Michael (Lubbock); two daughters, Linda (Odessa) and Sherry (Jackson, MS); one sister, Mildred Dunn (Trenton); two sisters-in-law, Mozelle (Andrews) and Donna (Leesburg, FL); 8 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial Services will be held at 3:00 PM, Monday, December 28, 2020 at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home with Reverend Dr. Jimmy Braswell officiating.

The family wishes to thank the staff, nurses and doctors at Madison Medical Resort for their special care and to Ann Sawyer, a special family friend.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Meadow Athletic Booster Club - Att: Joanna Castaneda (niece), 721 CR 335, Meadow, TX 79345 or In memory of Warren H. Young or any non-profit organization of your choice.

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