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L. H. "Sonny" Young, Jr.

March 3, 1935 ~ February 24, 2022 (age 86)

Obituary

Salley – Mr. Lenward Hiram “Sonny” Young, Jr., 86, went to be with his Lord on Thursday, February 24, 2022.

Born on March 3, 1935 to Iola Poole Young and Lenward Hiram Young, Sr. Sonny was a resident of Salley, South Carolina. He is survived by his two daughters: Renee` Young Todd and her husband George of Lexington, and Tracy Orr of West Columbia. He is also survived by a grandson: Brandon Orr of the Lake Murray community, sister Myrtle Quattlebaum of Blackville, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his siblings: Norma Whetstone, Iris Wininger, Karthel Young, Kenneth Young, and Glen Young.

Sonny graduated from Salley High School in June 1953 where he was voted best all-round boy by his classmates. He was active in sports and was a very good baseball pitcher. Upon graduation from high school, he went to work at the fiberglass plant in Aiken. He then worked for 35 years at Southern Railroad/Norfolk-Southern Railroad. He was very active in the retired railroad workers association and looked forward to attending their regular lunches. He spoke often with affection of his buddies on the railroad yard. He and a friend, Paul Yon moved the now famous cock-a-booses to their present location next to William Brice Stadium.

Upon retirement from the railroad, Sonny enjoyed the outdoors. He especially liked to go fishing and shrimping. He enjoyed working in his garden with his old reliable International tractor, cutting grass and worrying about the limbs hanging over his house. One of his greatest pleasures was tending to the many flowering plants in his yard. He enjoyed rooting them in soil or water. He would give them away and many times would show up at his daughters with a gift of flowers.

Sonny was a lifelong member of Rocky Grove Baptist Church where he attended Sunday service faithfully, often with his daughters Renee` and Tracy at his side.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rocky Grove Baptist Church – PO Box 508, Salley SC 29137.

Visitation will be 10 – 11 am in the fellowship hall of Rocky Grove Baptist Church on Tuesday, March 1, 2022. Funeral Service will be 11 in the church sanctuary. Rev. John O’Cain will be ministering. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
March 1, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Rocky Grove Baptist Church
332 Rocky Grove Road
Salley, SC 29137

Funeral Service
Tuesday
March 1, 2022

11:00 AM
Rocky Grove Baptist Church
332 Rocky Grove Road
Salley, SC 29137

Cemetery

Rocky Grove Baptist Church
332 Rocky Grove Road
Salley, SC 29137

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