Burl Alan Young Jr.
September 8, 1930 - June 26, 2022
Burl was born in Santa Cruz County, Arizona and lived most of his 91 years in Tucson, Arizona
He was a Welder by trade. He owned and operated his own business, Young’s Welding on Prince Road for 66 years! He had lots of loyal customers over the years who knew where to get a good job done at a fair price, as well as many friends and family members that would stop in just to say hello. His sister Polly said it perfectly: “You always knew where to find Burl”.
He was an avid sportsman. He competed in Trap shooting; had great knowledge of guns and reloading ammunition for them. He enjoyed hunting deer, elk, javelina and birds; and fishing trips around Arizona and Mexico.
He had a wide variety of interests: Planes and flying them. He logged enough hours and maneuvers flying, but was too young to obtain a license. He was an Airman in the Navy and worked around planes instead. There was also politics; music (he especially liked listening to KXCI radio on Saturday mornings to the Bluegrass program); loved reading about the old west; Nikola Tesla’s accomplishments; enjoyed horse racing; working with bird dogs and watching paranormal phenomena (Ancient Aliens) on DVD. He was always searching for the truth and was open to learning about different ideas.
He was married three times and looking for #4 even in his nineties!
Burl is preceded in death by his parents Burl and Louisa Young; daughter, Dannia Anway; son-in-law Wade Harkness and three brothers: Ervin, Lester and Art Young.
Survived by: Children: Tonya (Trace) Tague; Becky (Ron) Barruetabena: Garth (Becky) Young; Clay (Tracy) Young; and Lisa Harkness. Siblings: Pat (Lee)(d) Jarman; Norma (Doug) (d) Paulson; Polly (Wayne) (d) Barney; Terry Young; Harold (Nancy) Young; Lemmy (Leona) Young; Nathan (Yvonne) (d) Young; and Sandy Waltz. 7 Grand Children and 9 great grand children and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral Ceremony will be held at the
Arizona Veterans' Memorial Cemetery at Marana at 9:00 AM
Tuesday July 5th, 2022
15950 N Luckett Road, Marana, AZ 85653
Please let any Florist know that any flowers bought need to be sent to the Marana VA cemetery Tuesday July 5th no earlier or later than 8:30am. (adress provided above)