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William R. 'Bill' Young

Word has been received of the death of William R. "Bill" Young, 72, Lawton. 

Mr. Young passed away Sunday, June 3, 2018, at a hospital in Wichita Falls, Texas. Arrangements are under direction of Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home. A private family service will be held at a later date. 

Mr. Young was born Dec. 27, 1945, in Orange, Calif., to Roy Allen and Nina Rita (Williams) Young. He graduated from Midwest City High School in 1966. Shortly after graduating, he began working for Blakley Pools in Oklahoma City. The company relocated to Lawton, and Mr. Young followed. For a short time in the early 1980s, he formed his own pool company, Young Pools, in Duncan. He then returned to Blakley Pools, where he was employed for over 40 years. He knew everything about pools, spas and the equipment. Bill and Linda Young were married June 5, 1970, in Lawton. Mr. Young enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf and everything related to OU sports. He was a kind-hearted man who put everyone before himself. He was a loving husband and a wonderful father to his children. 

He is survived by his wife of almost 48 years, Linda, of the home; his son, John Young, of Lawton; his sisters: Sherry Hays of Nashville, Tenn., and Vicki Jennings of Midwest City; his aunt, Edith; numerous nieces and nephews; and his dog, Chewy. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter, Traci Michelle Young.

A special thanks is given to the ICU staff of Southwestern Medical Center and Comanche County Memorial Hospital Home Health. 

An online guest book and sympathy cards are available at GrayFuneral.com.

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