Lynn Elmer Young

November 22, 1927 ‒ October 18, 2019

Sunbury, Ohio

Lynn Elmer Young, age 91, of Sunbury, passed over to join family and friends on Friday, October 18, 2019.

Lynn always said, “you have to keep moving to stay alive”, and he did for many years.  He retired three times and worked until he was 88.

Lynn was preceded in death by his parents, William H. and Blanche Young; brother William (Ruth) Young; sisters, Betty (Ray) Moses and Metta Bennett; son-in-law, Joe Turner.  Survived by loving wife of 69 years, Elizabeth “Betty” Young; daughters, Marsha (Randy) Jones, Gail (Scott) Jamison, Linda McGowan and Karen Turner; sister, Carolyn Robertson; 7 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.

Lynn was passionate about his involvement with the Masons.  He was a Life Member of the Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite, Member of the Valley Columbus, Member of Aladdin Shrine, Life member Achbar Grotto, Columbus and Sparrow Lodge in Sunbury.  They bestowed his 70 year pin in October.

Lynn was born in Ingomar, PA, and joined the service at 17 “because that’s what you did”.  He served in WWII as a Sea Bee from 1944-1946 and four years in the reserve.  He was honored to attend the Honor Flight Columbus in 2017.  After the service, he met and married the love of his life, Betty.  He studied and became a Watch Repairman and Dental Lab Technician. After early retirement, he worked repairing RV’s, then at Sunbury Supply, and his most enjoyable was a grounds keeper at Sunbury Golf Course working there until they closed. He lived in Columbus for over 40 years, then in Sunbury for another 31 years.

Although he had no sons, he taught his daughters all the sports, most notably waterskiing, where they spent many summers on the Ohio River with the Crowders, and bowling, where they spent many New Year’s Eve nights with family and friends.   He especially enjoyed golf and motorcycle riding. They enjoyed winters in Palmetto, Florida for over 30 years where he has many friends and motorcycle friends where he planned weekly rides through the backroads. Lynn was a family man cherishing time with his children, grand and great-grandchildren, along with all the wonderful nieces and nephews that he was close to throughout the years.

Friends may call from 6pm to 8pm on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. State Route 61, (at SR 3), Sunbury, where Funeral Service will be held at 7 PM on Wednesday.  Ben Foust officiating.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Honor Flight Columbus, P.O. Box 12036, Columbus, OH 43212, or Sparrow Lodge #400 F&AM, Sunbury, Ohio in Lynn’s memory.

The DeVore Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Young family.  Please visit to share a memory or condolence with the family.

LYNN WILL BE sadly missed by family, many friends from Fiesta Grove in Florida, Columbus and Sunbury.

  • So sorry for the loss of your Dad, Marsha, and your Grandpa, Randy & Lynette. Prayers of peace for all of you.😘

  • Randy, Lynette, and family may you find peace and comfort through our Lord, Jesus Christ. Praying for you and your family.Our condolences.

  • I was truly blessed, as I had a Dad and a “Daddy.” My dad was Roby Crowder, and my daddy was Lynn Young. And yes they did have different views regarding my life. I truly enjoyed my experiences with “Daddy,” Betty, and the four daughters as I lived with three brothers. We all learned to waterski on Lake Huron at a young age. I was the first to drive the “Young Family Car,” then the oldest became 16, and we fought over who would drive the car to the swimming pool. Sorry, Marsha, I usually won. We had many happy memories as the Crowders and Youngs were one big happy family. I know Lynn is meeting up with my Dad and they both are saying “We never could keep those girls in order.” And I am sure we all will not forget New Year Eve’s celebrations, especially with Grandma Young. I really miss my Dad, and will miss my “Daddy.”
    RIP Lynn Young, I love you and will miss you. So many memories to remember.
    Marty Crowder Scott (The Scott and Anthony families)

  • Cathy and I send our condolences to Lynn’s family. We were honored to be his friends (and also fellow motorcycle rider) at Fiesta Grove. He will be missed! Betty, thanks for sharing such a good man with us in Florida.

    • Thank you Cy. Dad really enjoyed the long rides through the back roads of Florida and all the wonderful riders he met along the way. Karen Turner, daughter

  • Marsha and family. So very sorry to hear about the loss of your father. I was honored to “share my breakfast” with him and your mother. Our love, sympathy and prayers go out to you and your family. God bless you all.
    Donna, Tom Dingus and family

  • So sorry for your loss, Randy and Lynette. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and the family.

    Deb & Garry