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George Merle Young

Funeral for George Merle Young, 70, Lawton, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at  Whinery-Huddleston Funeral Service Chapel.

Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Lawton.

Mr. Young passed away Thursday, March 1, 2018, at his home.

George was born Nov. 24, 1947, in Duncan, to Woodrow and Marie (Stephens) Young. He graduated from Velma-Alma High School in 1966. On May 23, 1998, George married Theresa Corrales Solomon and they would spend the next 19 wonderful years together. They spent their married life in Duncan, Elgin and Lawton. He worked in the oilfields for many years in Oklahoma, Texas and offshore. George later became a certified nurses aide and home health aide.

He was an avid sports fan, with this favorite teams being the Oklahoma Sooners, the Dallas Cowboys and the Texas Rangers. Before his health failed, he also enjoyed fishing, camping, and dancing. His grandchildren were one of his greatest joys in life.  

Preceded in death by his parents: Woodrow and Marie Young; his brother, Danny Joe Young; and his sister, Kay Stephens, George is survived by his wife, Theresa Young of the home; two sons: Brant Young of Lexington, Okla., and Jason Young of Velma, Okla.; three daughters: Jessica Solomon of Lawton, Megan Solomon and fiancé Zack Little of Lawton, and Amanda Solomon and fiancé Terry Keller of Lawton; five grandchildren: Travis, Bella, Leanne, Danielle and Hazel; in-laws: Kathy Franklin, Joe and Shirley Corrales, Art and Nancy Corrales, Alan and Rosanna Corrales, Mark and Laura Corrales and Annie Corrales; and many nieces and nephews along with numerous other relatives and close friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Holy City of the Wichitas, the American Diabetes Association or the American Kidney Fund.

The family wishes to thank all the nurses and caregivers from Victory Home Health and Hospice and U.S. Renal Care for not only their professional services but their caring and friendship throughout his illness.

Online tributes may be left for the family at

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