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Leondres Pryor “Lee” Young

Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA
Death 26 May 2013 (aged 88)
Dowling Park, Suwannee County, Florida, USA
Burial Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, USA
Memorial ID 111813491 · View Source
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Leondres (Lee) Pryor Young died Sunday, May 26, at Advent Christian Village in Dowling Park, Florida where he had lived for the past ten years.

Lee was born in Bainbridge, Georgia on April 21, 1925, the son of the late Pryor Pate and Kate Cloud Young. His family moved to Tallahassee when he was young, and he graduated from Leon High School.

Lee served proudly in the U.S. Navy, Pacific Theater, where he was stationed in the Philippines and the Russell Islands during World War II.

Upon returning from the war, he settled in Tallahassee and received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees in school finance from Florida State University.

Over the course of his career Lee worked for the Florida Division of Community Colleges in the State Department of Education, Tallahassee Community College, and Valencia Community College, where he retired as Vice President for Business Affairs.

Following his retirement from Valencia, he and Judy returned to live in Tallahassee until their move to Dowling Park in 2004.

Lee was devoted to his family, his faith, and his community. He loved everything related to music - listening, composing, performing, and directing.

He sang in church choirs and at community events for many years, often as a soloist, and served as the first choir director at Parkway Baptist Church in Tallahassee.
During his life he was a member of two Tallahassee churches, First Baptist and Killearn United Methodist. Most recently, he was a member of Bixler Memorial Church at Advent Christian Village in Dowling Park. He was also an active member of Kiwanis, a charter member of the Capital City Club and later a member of the Northside Club.

Lee will be remembered for his kind spirit, sense of humor, and the hard work and integrity that he brought to all of his endeavors. The memorial service and celebration of Lee's life will be held on Saturday, June 8, at the Bixler Memorial Chapel in Dowling Park at 10:00 A.M. The family will receive friends at the reception following the service.

Interment will be at Oakland Cemetery in Tallahassee at a later date.

In lieu of flowers and in honor of Lee's lifelong love of music, donations designated for the Village's music ministries in memory of Lee Young may be made to Advent Christian Village, P.O Box 4305, Dowling Park, FL 32064. Beggs Funeral Home Madison Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Published in Tallahassee Democrat from June 5 to June 7, 2013

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