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John Young
Funeral Time: Tuesday, November 29th at 11:00AM
John Young, 88, husband of Mary Ellen Kokendoffer Young, passed away Tuesday, November 22, 2022 at Baptist Health Lexington. He was born February 20, 1934 in Dry Ridge, Grant County, KY to the late Alvin L. and Cora S. Young. He graduated from Dry Ridge High School and attended Eastern Kentucky University, the University of Kentucky, and the US Army Intelligence School in Baltimore, MD with subsequent service in Germany with the 66th Counter Intelligence Corps. He spent 36 years in the Institutional Food Service industry in sales and management and during the last 15 years of employment was instrumental in establishing in house distributor schools where he taught sales techniques and product knowledge in a multi-state area. He completed Sales Management Training at the University of Houston, Houston, TX. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Norma Joyce Young Tichy; and a brother, Wendell Eugene Young who died at birth. Along with his wife, Mary Ellen, he is survived by a daughter, Beverly Michelle Young Arnold; a son Steven Keith (Marsha) Young; grandchildren, Brandon Keith Young, Olivia Paige Young, and Leslie Erin Young (Dalton) Crouse. Services will be 11:00 AM Tuesday, November 29 at Kerr Brothers-Harrodsburg Road with military honors and burial following in the Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Visitation will be 10-11 AM Tuesday at the funeral home.