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William F. Youngson
March 24, 1920 - 2008
Born in Yonkers, NY on March 24, 1920, Major William F. Youngson married his childhood sweetheart, Dorothy Turtill, in June 1942. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1942 and saw battle in World War II and Korea. He was highly decorated receiving two Purple Hearts, the Bronze Star and numerous other medals while serving his country for 23 years.
During peacetime, he served with the U.S. Army Military Police and CID (Criminal Investigation Division). After retiring from the Military in 1965, he and his family moved to Memphis where he was hired as the first Director of Security for Memphis State University and wrote the security manual for the University which is still being used today. In 1970, Major Youngson was hired by Shelby State Community College as their first Director of Security and Plant.
Major Youngson, a 32nd Degree Mason, was preceded in death by his loving wife, Dorothy of 63 years. He leaves a son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Jane Youngson of Collierville, TN; a daughter and son-in-law, Denise and Ron Miranda of Winnsboro, TX; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Entombment was in Memorial Park Cemetery in Memphis, Tennessee.
Published by The Commercial Appeal from Jan. 5 to Jan. 6, 2008.
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