Fred Young

Fred Young Obituary


Age - 78


October 7, 2023


Adrian, MO

Fred L. Young, 78, Harrisonville, MO, passed away Thursday, October 5, 2023 at the family farm in rural Howard County, Missouri. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p. m. Monday, October 9, 2023 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville, with visitation from 1:00-2:00. Burial will follow in Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Fred was born August 19, 1945 in Boonville, MO, to Ira Roscoe and Josephine (Yung) Young. After living briefly in California, MO and Sedalia, MO, he moved with his family to Harrisonville in 1948. Fred attended Harrisonville Elementary School and Harrisonville High School. On March 1, 1964, Fred married his high school sweetheart, Dorothy Wormsley, in Harrisonville. They have one son, Garet. At an early age, Fred joined the family business, Midwest Auto, later known as Young's Firestone until 2006. From then until his retirement in 2015, Fred owned and operated Young's Lawn and Garden with his son in Harrisonville. He also taught Adult Education classes regarding small engine service and repair through the Cass Career Center. Fred served multiple terms as a member of the Harrisonville Board of Aldermen and Director of the City's Civil Defense (later known as Emergency Management), as well as Cass County's similar agency for many years, dealing with severe weather and man-made and natural disaster issues. In 1995, Fred experienced a life-changing medical condition that prevented him continuing this service. He also served as chair of the planning committee for the original Cass County Log Cabin Festival. In his retirement years, Fred enjoyed spending time with family and friends at the family farm overlooking the Missouri River and watching the wildlife in the area. Fred was preceded in death by his parents and two infant brothers. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Young, and son, Garet, both of the home; one brother, Wayne Young (Sandra); two sisters-in-law, Sharon Bell (Eugene) and Joyce Brigham, all of Harrisonville; and brother-in-law, Richard Wormsley (Chang Su), Warrensburg, MO; and many nieces and nephews.

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