June 30, 1936 ~ September 8, 2021

Born in: Post-Tousey, KY
Resided in: Caneyville, KY

William “Bill” Young
June 30th, 1936 – Sept 8th, 2021

William Stinson Young, age 85 of Caneyville, passed away Wednesday, September 8th, 2021, at Advent Hospital in Altamonte Springs, Florida.
He was born on June 30, 1936, in Post-Tousey, Kentucky, the son of Dick and Era Young of Caneyville.

William, also known as Bill or Billy, traveled throughout the East Coast in his early years as a telephone man and even to Korea for the US Army for a time before settling down in the house he grew up in Post Tousey, Kentucky in 1977. He married Carolyn Basham, longtime neighbor and friend in Caneyville in 1961 where they lived and flourished happily together for 50+ years until Carolyn passed away in 2012.

Bill was known for having a strong love for life, friends, and always having a good joke to tell. He never met a stranger and could spend hours sitting and talking, telling stories, never telling the same joke twice. When not working, you could often find him in his garden or wood-working, or at church. He was a member of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church for 80+ years. He was a leader in the church, teaching Sunday School and Leading the singing for many years. He was a devout Christian and loved spending time supporting the church or his neighbors when needed. Even after moving to Florida, Bill continued to attend church whenever possible, even teaching Sunday school and leading the singing at times at the First Baptist Sanlando and Strive Assisted Living facility. His fervor for life was second to none. He never stopped connecting with people, whether in person or through the phone, making new friends wherever he was.

Bill is survived by his sister, Betty Sue Woosley, his sister-in-law Evelena Pruitt, his son, Joel Young of Longwood Florida, two
grandchildren: Nickolas Young of Santa Paula California and Tiffany Meehan of Longwood Florida, and seven great grandchildren: Braedan Young, Liam Meehan, Colton Young, Lucy Young, Maggie Young, Aidan Meehan, and Declan Meehan.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at Caneyville Memorial Chapel in Caneyville. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday and from 11:00 a.m. until service time on Saturday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the American Heart Association at https://www.heart.org/?form=legacy.

Caneyville Memorial Chapel is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Young. Share your messages of condolence with the family of William “Bill” Young and sign his virtual guestbook at www.caneyvillememorial.com.


Visitation: September 17, 2021 6:00 pm - September 17, 2021 8:00 pm

Caneyville Memorial Chapel
201 East Maple Street P.O. Box 62
Caneyville, KY 42721


Visitation: September 18, 2021 11:00 am - September 18, 2021 2:00 pm

Caneyville Memorial Chapel
201 East Maple Street P.O. Box 62
Caneyville, KY 42721


Funeral: September 18, 2021 2:00 pm

Caneyville Memorial Chapel
201 East Maple Street P.O. Box 62
Caneyville, KY 42721


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  1. I Lots of Memories of Bill..Always Smiling, Kind,and a Friend to Each Person that was Fortunate to know him😇 I will keep the Loved ones that are Suffering his loss in My Prayers🙏🏻

  2. Bill and Carolyn have been friends and extended family since the dating and marriage of Joel Young and Julie Earles. He will be missed by all who have known and loved him.

  3. Joel, 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 For ur loss…I was blessed to know ur Dad and Mom by the many trips to my home for ur piano lessons…ur Dad became a friend of my father and they would start woodworking projects together…ur Dad was a postive influence on many…share ur Dad stories as u heal during ur grief…🙏🏻💗 Millie

  4. We are so saddened to hear of Bill’s passing. He was a wonderful friend to all that knew him. He and Carolyn are now together again to their delight. Bill loved his family, church, and friends. May God bless his loved ones.

  5. So sorry for your loss. I talked with Bill on occasion when working at the phone company. He was always pleasant, & well liked by everyone. May God be with you through this sad time.

  6. Joel and family,
    I was saddened to hear about the passing of your dad, Bill. Your Dad and Mom were wonderful Christian people who were faithful to their Lord and friends. I am praying and thinking about you and your family.

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