Earl Alfred Young, 71, of Blackfoot, passed away Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 at his home.
He was born March 11, 1941 in Pingree to William Alfred and Orissa Susana Taylor Young. He attended elementary school in Pingree, junior jigh in Pocatello and earned his GED in Oregon. He continued his education at Idaho State University. Earl lived in Washington state for 30 years before returning to the Blackfoot area in 2008.
On Dec. 30, 1975 he married Shirley Smith at Twin Falls.
Earl was a truck driver and made long hauls to Oregon and Canada.
He enjoyed working on cars, hunting pheasants, fishing and working on leather.
Earl is survived by his wife, Shirley of Blackfoot; his children, Bobby (Corey) Young of Washington; John (Dianna) Young of Oregon, James (Lisa) Young of Nampa, Jody Frank of Pocatello, Timothy Frank of Oklahoma, Sharon (Randy) Montgomery of Blackfoot, Mary (Jerry) Arnold of Washington, and Ruth (Gene) Myers of Ohio; two sisters, Marva and Vera; 32 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons, two brothers, two sisters and three grandchildren.
In accordance with his wishes cremation was under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home and no services are planned at this time.