Ray Young

May 27, 1932 - April 19, 2022

Elden “Ray” Young, 89, of Stowell, died Tuesday, April 19, 2022. He was born May 27, 1932, in Eunice, Louisiana, to Clerdy Janot Young and Curly Young. Ray was a United States Navy veteran.

Ray was a 1951 graduate of Eunice High School and thereafter he joined the United States Navy. During his early years he was general manager of Sherwin-William Paint Store in Opelousas, Louisiana.

Ray resided in Johnson Bayou with his family for forty-nine years and was co-owner of Young’s Country Store for thirty-five years. He was a dedicated member of The Knights of Columbus in Johnson Bayou for many years. Ray was devoted Catholic and could often be found praying the Rosary before he began his day.

Throughout his lifetime he loved gardening, riding his tractor, and mowing. Though, the greatest joy Ray found in life was dancing. He enjoyed a good French dance and was quite the dancer when it came to a Jitterbug. His Cajun culture had him awaiting Mardi Gras season to celebrate during a parade or dress for a chicken run.

Ray is survived by his children, Lynora “Lynn” Griffith, of Johnson Bayou; Phillip Young and wife, Charlene, of Toledo Bend; Paul Young and wife, Trudy, of Johnson Bayou; and Mark Young and wife, April, of Johnson Bayou; fourteen grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; nephew, Mike Carrier and wife, Gloria; and companion for sixteen years, Juanita Kahla and her son, Jimmy, of Stowell, Texas.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife of over forty-nine years and mother of his children, Margaret Young; stepson, Roger Blackburn; and sister, Betty Carrier.

A gathering of Mr. Young’s family and friends will be 9:00 a.m., with his funeral service at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 23, 2022, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. His interment will follow at 3:00 p.m., at Mount Calvary Cemetery, 3989 US-90 West, Eunice, Louisiana.


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Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland
  • 505, North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas, 77627,
  • April 23, 2022
  • 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Funeral Service

Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland
  • 505, North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas, 77627,
  • April 23, 2022
  • 10:00 am


Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland
  • 505, North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas, 77627,
  • April 23, 2022
  • 3:00 pm

Comments (4)

    Jeanne LaFleur says:

    Mr. Young was a wonderful man. I used to stop by the store and visit with him and Mrs. Young. They were truly special. He even changed a tire for me one evening.

    Barry Haynes says:

    To Paul, Phil and the entire Young family,
    My heartfelt condolences to all of you during this difficult time. Your dad was one of my favorite people in Johnson Bayou and I thoroughly enjoyed being around him. God bless , and my best to all of you always !

    Paul “Kojac” Sellers says:

    Condolences and prayers to family and friends, loved stopping at closing to talk Mr. Ray and Ms. Margaret. Very special people.

    Jackie & Karen Caillier says:

    Loved to watch Mr Ray and Miss Juanita dance. He did love to dance. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family!

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