Waldo Young was born the second of twin boys Sept. 30, 1932, in the Econtuchka/Garden Grove community. He went to Prairie Dale School for six grades, then Centerview where he graduated in 1950.

Waldo Young was born the second of twin boys Sept. 30, 1932, in the Econtuchka/Garden Grove community. He went to Prairie Dale School for six grades, then Centerview where he graduated in 1950.

Survived by his wife, JoAnn of nearly 66 years, son, Richard Don Young (Brenda), daughters Sharon Beam (Edward) and Annette Strother (Robert), nine grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, also survived by his twin brother, John Young (Nelma) of Prague, many nieces, nephews and extended family members.

He earned a bachelor's degree from Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College. Over a period of 60 years, he pastored 12 Free Will Baptist Church congregations in Oklahoma. Bro. Young sang high tenor and played the piano for the Ministers Quartet for 43 years with his brother, Homer Young, friends Jack Richey and Delbert Akin. They ministered in at least 25 states with over 200 revival type meetings, and over 500 concerts. Bro. Young served in many denominational capacities: clerk of the National Association of Free Will Baptist (1969-1999); the State Association for 10 years; and served on several boards and committees.

The love of his life was his wife. He married JoAnn when they were 19 and 15. They were best friends.

He loved music. He could play any keyboard. He sang with his brothers and mother as a child. His children were taught to play and sing from an early age. He played and sang publicly the last time on Sept. 20. Today he is singing with his mother, brother Homer, sister Juanita, and Delbert Akin.

Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 10, at Vondel Smith Mortuary at South Lakes with family greeting friends from 4:30 to 7.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 11, at Sunnylane Free Will Baptist Church (4221 SE 41st St., Del City) with burial at Little Cemetery (Little) at 4 p.m.