Alton T. Young | 1953-2017

Published Wednesday, December 6, 2017

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Alton T. Young

Alton T. Young, 64, of Boyd, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, in Fort Worth.

Funeral is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, at the First United Methodist Church in Boyd with the Rev. Jeanne Evans officiating. Burial will follow at Aurora Cemetery.

Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd is handling arrangements.

Pallbearers are Richard Young, Jimmy Young, Jeffery Frame, Derek Frame, Alton Frame, Robert Walker and Theresa Young.

Honorary pallbearers are Bill Cockerell, Ronnie Young, Edward Milligan, Eddie Owens, Robert Valentine, Michael Garcia, Michael Milligan and Billy Cockerell.

Alton was born Sept. 22, 1953, in Decatur to Alton Sr. and Vivian (Applewhite) Young. He married Gale Lynn Grimsley June 16, 1970, in Conroe. He was a truck driver.

Alton was preceded in death by his parents; stepfather Richard Milligan; sister Janet Ruth Young; and brothers Tommy and Jimmy Arrington.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years; daughter Theresa Young and husband, Larry Robinson, of Azle; sons Richard Young and wife, Sara, of Azle, Jimmy Young and wife, Kim, of Boyd and Robert Walker and wife, Tammy, of Denton; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Other survivors include brothers Ronnie Young and wife, Terri, of Boyd, Edward Milligan and wife, Jackie, of Haltom City and Michael Milligan and wife, Jennifer, of Watauga; sisters Gail Owens and husband, Eddie, of Boyd, Dianna Cockerell and husband, Bill, of Newark, Imogene Walker of Springtown, Cotton Wright and husband, Larry, of Springtown, Bertie Sellers and husband, Glenn, of Boyd and Billie Romine of Rhome; brother-in-law Gary Grimsley and wife, Sue, of Reno; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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