George W. Young Jr.

Published 10:14 pm Saturday, February 11, 2012

February 9, 2012

On Feb. 9, 2012, George W. Young Jr., 73, of 1413 Sierra Drive departed this earthly life after a brief illness.


He was a native of Isle of Wight. He was a member of St. Paul Baptist Church. George had a great love for cooking and a greater love for watching others enjoy his food. He was known by some as the “peanut man” and “Pop-Pop” by his great granddaughter, Kamryn.

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He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 52 years, Margaret M. Young.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, one son, George W. Young (Barbara) of Suffolk; two daughters, Loretta C. Young of Capitol Heights, Md., and Gwendolyn D. Williams (Phillip) of Suffolk; four grandchildren, Latoya Lassiter (Danny) of E. Lansdowne, Pa., Dr. LaShica M. Young of Denver, Colo., Clyde Williams III of Suffolk and Precious Desiree Young of Suffolk; one great granddaughter, Miss Kamryn Lassiter of E. Lansdowne, Pa.; three sisters, Mary Young Gatling of Holland, Barbara Wilson of Suffolk and Viola Stokes (Lee) of Franklin; one brother, Roy Powell of Norfolk; a devoted friend, Nancy Jones; and a host of other family and friends.

A funeral will be held at noon, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, at St. Paul Baptist Church, officiated by Bishop Clarence V. Russell III. Interment will be in Carver Memorial Cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at 10:30 a.m. The family will receive friends at 221 S. Division Street, Suffolk.

Crocker Funeral Home, Inc. is handling the arrangements. Condolences may be extended to the family at