Ronald P. Young, 79, of North Port, Fla., went to be with the Lord Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014.
A native of Rolla, Mo., he worked for Rohm & Haas for over 30 years as a chemist.
He is survived by his loving wife, Viera Young; his sister, Mary Sue Newton; his child, Paula Wilkens; step-children, Patty Caristo, David and Ed Santillan; along with grandchildren, Alec and Morgan Wilkins.
Visitation will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, at First Baptist Church of Punta Gorda, 459 Gill St., Punta Gorda, FL 33950. Services will follow at 10 a.m. at the church with burial and military honors at 1:30 p.m. at Sarasota National Cemetery, 9810 State Road 72 (Clark Road, four miles east of I-75) in Sarasota, Fla. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church, Punta Gorda.
Arrangements are by Charlotte Memorial Funeral Home, Cemetery and Crematory.