Created May 4, 2017
- This eternal flame burns forever -
- in remembrance of Doyle Craig Young -
Doyle Craig Young
Born: September 12, 1932
Died: May 2, 2017
DOYLE CRAIG YOUNG
Craig Young, 84, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, May 2, 2017
(three days after his beloved wife, Mary) at Cornerstone, St. Vincent
Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas, due to complications from a massive heart attack.
A native of Willow, Arkansas, he was born on September 12, 1932, to
Horace Greely Young and Mary Ethel Childers and was married to Mary
Frances Young for 64 years. He was a resident of Camden, Arkansas, a
graduate of Carthage High School and served in the Army Military Police
during the Korean War.
He was a carpenter, inventory control and equipment records, maintenance
foreman, and Ff superintendent with International Paper and retired after
thirty-eight years of service from the Camden Paper Mill. Post retirement,
he went on to consult for several plant maintenance implementations at
other International Paper locations. Craig was involved in many
organizations including Camden Good Sam’s Travel Club, Camden Boat Club,
International Paper Supervisors Club, Camden Square Dance Club, Camden
Daffodil Festival, Woodmen Life Fraternal Organization and served as
President for the Camden Good Sam’s Club and Hunters Chapel Cemetery.
Craig attended Hillside Baptist Church in Camden and Hunters Chapel near
Craig was a kind, caring, selfless, and generous man. He exemplified the
fruits of the spirit including love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness,
faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. He loved his family, fast boats,
motorcycles, fishing, hunting, water skiing, and operating his bull dozer.
A true leader who lived up to his nickname of “Wagonmaster.” Craig was
strong willed, hard headed and loved a challenge. He was a talented
craftsman, dedicated hard-working father who was mechanically inclined,
tech-savvy, and took pleasure in tinkering and fixing things especially for
others in need. He had a passion for researching and documenting family
genealogy and sharing his work with relatives. Craig would do anything for
his wife, Mary, and together they enjoyed dancing, traveling, camping,
boating, and fishing.
Services celebrating Craig’s life will be at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, May 6, 2017,
in the chapel at Proctor Funeral Home in Camden, Arkansas with Rev. Don
Phillips officiating. This will be a joint service along with his wife, Mary
Graveside services will follow at Hunters Chapel Cemetery near Leola,
Arkansas with Rev. Tammy Harrell officiating.
Survivors include his three daughters, Cynthia Skidmore (Fred Wigfield) of
Camden, Arkansas, Darla Kell (Steve) of Hendersonville, Tennessee and
Sandra Hill (Tom) of Germantown, Tennessee;
four grandchildren, Josh Skidmore of Camden, Grace Kell Clark of
Louisville, Kentucky, Wesley Kell and Sam Kell both of Hendersonville,
two great grandchildren Kayden Parker and Davin Skidmore;
one great great granddaughter Taylen Howe; two brothers, Nolen Young of
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Reece Young of Malvern, Arkansas;
one sister, Dorothy Bolliera of Malvern;
one sister-in-law Patsy Fite Blaise of Malvern; and
numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents and four sisters, Betty Sue Young,
Vanetia Young Foiles, Ida Mae Young Voss, Emogene Young Pettit; and one
brother, Arlis Young.
Pallbearers will be Josh Skidmore, Wesley Kell, Sam Kell, Josh Clark,
Robert Young, Terry Voss, Dale Voss, and Jeff Davis.
Honorary pallbearers will be Marvin Pennington, Frank Champain, Randy
Robertson, Luther Wilson, Bud Dodson, and Doug Triplett.
Visitation will be 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., Friday, May 5, 2017, at Proctor Funeral Home,
Camden and continued starting 11 a.m. prior to services Saturday, May 6, 2017.
Memorials may be made in his honor to:
Hunter’s Chapel Cemetery Association
% Rev. Tammy Harrell
1959 Gray Loop
Leola, Arkansas 72084
Church or charity of givers choice
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Though He's gone, He is not forgotten.
Though absent, He remains in spirit.
Though once a worker, He now rest.
by The Arkansas Good Sams
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