Walter E. Young

Walter E. Young, 83, of Jacksonville, Arkansas passed away on March 6, 2019.

He was born on December 21, 1935 in Corning, Arkansas to the late Fred and Grace (Baker) Young.

Walter was a great bowler who also enjoyed playing golf with his wife, LaFern. Walter always looked forward to football season. He was a former member of First Baptist Church in Corning and moved his membership to Marshall Road Baptist Church in Jacksonville. He enjoyed spending time with his beloved family and will truly be missed. Walter was truly proud of his daughter (Sherry) and her many achievements. He was blessed with such a wonderful son-in-law (Grady) and a family that Walter loved deeply.

He was also preceded in death by his sister, June Miller (Joseph) and brothers, Elmo Young (Mertle), Leon Young (Velma), James William Young (Jesse), Winston Young, and Wiley Young (Ruth).

He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Lafern Pierce Young; his daughter, Sherry Taylor (Grady) of Charlotte, North Carolina; his grandchildren, Summer (Roger) and Brooke (Zack); nephews, James “Fred” Young (Donna) and Bobbie Young (Bonnie); eight nieces; two goddaughters, Deborah Tuuk and Penny Story; special friends Susan Mahaffey and C.J.

A celebration of life service was held on Sunday, March 10, 2019 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas. 501-982-3400.

His online guest book is available to sign at

Clay County Courier

810 N Missouri Ave.
P.O. Box 85
Corning, Arkansas 72422-0085
(870) 857-3531