Vondel Smith South Lakes 4000 S.W. 119th OKC
Memorials may be made to Randall University 3701 S. Frontage Rd., Moore, OK 73160
Visitation held October 9, 2017 from 4:00PM-8:00PM at the funeral home.
Visitation held October 10, 2017 from 4:00PM-8:00PM at the funeral home with family greeting guests from 4:30PM-7:00PM.
Funeral Services are 1:00PM on October 11, 2017 at Sunny Lane Freewill Baptist Church, 4221 SE 41st Street, Del City.
Committal Service 4:00PM on October 11, 2017 at Little Cemetery, Little, OK.
Waldo Young was born the second of twin boys September 30, 1932, in Econtuchka/Garden Grove community. He went to Prairie Dale School for six grades, then Centerview where he graduated in 1950.Survived by his wife, JoAnn of nearly 66 years marriage, son, Richard Don Young (Brenda), daughters Sharon Beam (Edward) and Annette Strother (Robert), nine grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren. Also survived by his twin brother, John Young of Prague. Many nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Over a period of 60 years, he pastored twelve Free Will Baptist Church congregations.He loved being a pastor for 15 years at Spencer Road Free Will Baptist, almost 10 years at Northeast Free Will Baptist in Shawnee and Northwest Free Will Baptist in Oklahoma City, eight years at Bristow Free Will Baptist, plus
some shorter pastorates in Oklahoma.
Bro. Young sang high tenor and played the piano for the Ministers Quartet for 43 years with his brother, Homer Young, friends Jack Richey and Delbert Akin. They ministered in at least 25 states with over 200 revival type meetings, and probably over 500 concerts.
Brother Young served in many denominational capacities. He was the clerk of the National Association of Free Will Baptist for 30 years. (1969-1999). He was also clerk of the State Association for 10 years. He preached at the Oklahoma State Association twice. He served on several boards and committees of the denomination from the local to national level.
The loves of his life were his wife. He married JoAnn when they were nineteen and fifteen. They were truly best friends. He loved music. He could play any instrument with a keyboard. He played and sang with anyone who would play or sing with him. He sang with his brothers and mother when he was a child. His children were taught to play and sing when they could talk and walk. He played and sang the last time three weeks before his death at the nursing home
where he lived the last few months of his life. Today he is singing with his mother, brother
Homer, and Delbert Akin, one of the members of the quartet who passed before him.