Howard Lewis Young

Howard Lewis YoungHoward Lewis Young, age 70, of Winnsboro, formerly of Big Lake and San Saba, passed away in the mid-afternoon hours of Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at the Texoma Medical Center in Denison, with his beloved family by his side.

Howard was born on October 20, 1946 in Big Lake, Texas to the late Elbert and Ruth Burditt Young.  Following high school, Howard began his life dedicated to his work. He was a skilled carpenter and hard working hand in the oil field where he earned his way to pumper.  
Howard was a faithful Christian who spent his life in Big Lake, San Saba and eventually Winnsboro. In his free time, Howard enjoyed hunting, fishing and could deliver the best jokes. He also enjoyed cooking but his real love and favorite pass time was reading books. He had a love for reading that very few possess in today’s world.  Howard was particularly worried with making sure his books were always returned to the library on time and then renting the latest arrival. Those who knew Howard best will remember him as a hard-working, gentle man who cared deeply about a stranger and truly loved his children and grandchildren.
Howard is survived by one son, Vance Young, and wife Angie, of Winnsboro; two daughters, Heather Jones, and husband Chris, of Durant, Oklahoma and Traci MacIsaac, and husband Cameron, of Argyle; grandchildren, Matt MacIsaac, Megan MacIsaac, Daniel MacIsaac, Linzey Jones, Jacob Blake Jones, Morgan Young, and Ireland Young; one brother, Wade Young, and wife Destrie, of Tow, Texas; and two sisters, Connie Ivy of Marble Falls, Texas and Levon Hill of Granite Shoals, Texas; and by a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and very special friends.
Howard was also preceded in death by one brother, Donald Young, and one sister, Helen Dale.
Graveside services were at Noon, Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Macon Cemetery with Gary Hampton officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Danny Doyle, Doyle Dale, Eric Fontaine, Gary Higginbotham, Aaron Ivy, Blake Jones, Chris Jones, John Stone, Justin Stone, Jaron Young, Mark Young, Michael Young, Richard Young, Vance Young, Wade Young, and Wray Young.  A memorial service followed at 2M Outfitters Ranch.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Franklin County Library. 100 Main St, Mt Vernon, TX 75457. 903 537-4916