Obituary

Virgil Young Funeral Photo

   Virgil A. Young, 87, of Mexico, died at 8:42 p.m., Sunday February 25, 2018, at Pin Oaks Living Center in Mexico.

   Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday February 28, 2018, at Pickering Funeral Home with Pastor Joseph Pike officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday from 1 p.m to service time. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Mount Lebanon Cemetery in St. Louis.

   Virgil was born October 30, 1930, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the son of Boyd and Neva Mariam (Lovelace) Young.

He was a veteran and served in the US Army.

   Virgil spent 17 years working at McDonald Aircraft in St. Louis. He later moved to Mexico and farmed. He was a member of First Baptist Church.

   Survivors include two nieces, Rebecca Meyer and husband Richard, High Hill, Mo. Michelle Wyatt and husband Robert, New Florence, Mo; two nephews, Joseph Young and wife Brenda, Montgomery City, Mo., and Michael V. A. Young and wife Kay, Jonesburg, Mo.; and several great nieces and nephews, cousins, and dear friends.

   He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Boyd Kent Young.

   In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be given to First Baptist Church or to the charity of the donor’s choice. They may be sent in care of Pickering Funeral Home, 403 N. Western, Mexico, MO 65265.

  As part of his obituary, Virgil wanted to thank Don Brooks and Karen Brooks, Bill Robinette, Dan Mason, Phil Becker and Dennis Becker, and Mike Orr, and all their families for being good friends and helping him along the way.

Public Tributes and Expressions of Sympathy

Ethel grew up with Virgil. They lived only blocks away and enjoyed many family gathering. Virgil would take Ethel to A&W Root Beer and treat her. They would travel to Fort Leonard Wood, MO to visit Lee and Vera Young, Ethel's brother and sister-in-law. When we were newly weds expecting our first born, Timothy, we lived on Woodson Road in Overland, MO. Virgil's cab company was around the corner from us. Over the years we have stayed in touch and even though we live in Utah, Virgil visited us and we visited his in Mexico, MO. The last time we were together with Virgil and family we furnished plush accommodations in Branson, MO. Those who assembled were Virgil, Gene and Audrey Spitznagel, Gary and Carla Jacobs, Rick and Marilyn Loos, Myrne and Ethel Riley. The family had an amazing time. Virgil was always so respectful, generous, and kind We have been bless by him for many decades. May all his loving memories stay in has families hearts. His memories will always be in our hearts. Myrne & Ethel (Young) Riley

Virgil and Jerry Young (my dad) were very close and almost looked like true brothers. Our farm not far from his just outside Mexico, MO he would come to visit and we would visit his farm from time to time and catch up. Virgil still stayed in touch with my mom by phone and we would see him regularly every 4th of July for our fireworks display at our farm and occasionally throughout the year. Its sad to hear of Virgil's passing, but his memories of his time with us will live on. Ryan and Sarah Young 


(Great) Uncle Virgil would always joke around and sing "Jesus loves me" with voice similar to nails on a chalkboard. It always made me laugh. When I was a kid I remember going to my great grandma young's house to pick strawberries with mom. I don't really remember taking any strawberries home. I think it was because we would eat more then we would pick. Everytime I hear 'Jesus loves me" and "happy birthday" and pepsi in a glass bottle I'll think of uncle virgil. - Christy Kolling


Ahhhh...sweet memories! Uncle Virgil was my dad's cousin, but I still addressed him as "Uncle". I called him "Uncle" because I admired, respected and loved him. AND he made me laugh, even though he was in my dad's generation. When a saw him last, a couple of years ago, he still could banter with the best and kept me laughing. Though we were separated by many miles over the years, the joy of my sweet memories of him, will remain with me. I love you Uncle Virgil. - Annette Young Wright


WE ALL WILL MISS HIM A LOT. HE WAS A GOOD MAN. - JUDY BUTLER

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