Donald Lee “Don” Young

Donald Lee “Don” Young, age 88, died peacefully with his family by his side at his home in Mustang on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. He was born September 15, 1928 in Oklahoma City to Charlie and Alice (Jensen) Young. Don grew up in the Mustang Community and was a 1946 graduate of Mustang High School. He lived his entire life in Mustang. Don purchased the Young family homestead in 1950 located on Mustang Rd. He was an area farmer and rancher his entire life, had a milk route many years, ran a dairy for 30 years and for 18 years was County Commissioner in District 2 in Canadian County. Don was a master mechanic and could fix most anything that was broken and in later years enjoyed doing beautiful woodworking, planting and attending a garden every year. He was an organizer of Boy Scouts Troop #396, an FFA Honorary Chapter farmer, Mustang Hall of Fame recipient, Mustang Postmaster 1957, and Mustang’s first volunteer Police Chief. Don was a longtime member of Mustang United Methodist Church and Mustang Masonic Lodge # 407 where he served as Past Master twice during his 62 years as a mason. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister Geneva and four brothers Frank, Harvey, Ray and Robert. Survivors include his wife and companion of 68 years, Doris of the home, one son Gary Young of Mustang, two daughters Brenda Johnson and husband Bill of Mustang and Rhonda O’Hair and husband Gary of Laverne, OK. Also by five grandchildren, Matt O’Hair and wife, Jenny, Marci O’Hair, and Melani O’Hair of Laverne, Ethan Johnson and Blake Johnson of Mustang, two sisters Leona Wilkes of OKC and Myrtle Bloom of Frisco, TX. Services were hosted at 10:30am on Monday, May 15, 2017 in the Mustang United Methodist Church with interment following in the Mustang Cemetery, Mustang, OK under the direction of McNeil’s Funeral Service, Mustang, Oklahoma. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Mustang FFA and 4H Booster Club, or Rainbow Girls of the Mustang Masonic Lodge # 407.
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