Carter Funeral Home announces the transition of Sgt. Billie Young of Banks, Alabama. Sgt. Young, 72, passed away at his residence on November 14, 2020. Celebration of Life Services and interment with Military Honors were held Monday, November 23, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. from the Perote Cemetery.
The message of comfort was delivered by Pastor Daryl Andrews of the Mt. Hilliard Missionary Baptist Church, Banks, Alabama. Public visitation was held Sunday, November 22, 2020, from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home.
All visitations and services were conducted exercising prescribed social distancing protocols. Facial coverings were required for all attendees per an Executive Order from the Governor of Alabama. Billie Young was born on September 7, 1948. He was the second child of seven, born to the parents of Richard and Vera Young.
Billie was born, raised, and educated in the Tanyard, Perote community. He was drafted from high school into the U.S. Marine Corps where he became a Sergeant serving as a military policeman. He was a member of Mount Herman Baptist Church. Upon returning home from the military, Billie continued his education by studying and completing a course at Tuskegee Institute to become an electrician.
He held multiple jobs including a maintenance electrician for Louisiana Pacific for over 30 years, Bullock County Commission road maintenance, and the National Guard. During these years he became a hardworking husband to Veronica Stanley and a dedicated father to four sons. Billie lived his life devoted to his family and friends. He never hesitated to help those in need.
He loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter, fisherman, and farmer. His creative cooking, joyful jokes, laughs, and imaginative storytelling were uplifting and will be missed. He was preceded in death by both parents, his wife Veronica, Brother Carl, and Son Eric.
He leaves to cherish his memory, three sons, Billy Young Jr., Johnathan (Cartella) Young, and step-son James (Valerie) Stanley; five siblings, Carolyn Young, Johnnie Young, Nelson Young, Jane Young- Ellison, Evelyn (Phillip) Thornton, and several grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
The Staff of Carter Funeral Home was honored to support the family of the late Billie Young with End of Life Services.