Ben Russell Young, age 84, of Rockwall, TX, peacefully passed away Dec. 23, 2013. He was born Aug. 5, 1929, in Baird, TX, to Raymond and Annice (Day) Young. Ben worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company from 1951 to 1981 when he retired in Sweetwater. He then successfully operated a small business until moving to Rockwall to be closer to his children and seven grandchildren. Ben was an avid golfer, hunter, fisherman and gardener and loved all sports.
He is survived by his loving wife, Doris (Rodgers) Young of Rockwall; two sons, Phil Young and wife Kathy of Rockwall and Duff Young and wife Miriam of Dripping Springs; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother, Pete Young of Texarkana; and sister, Alice East of Richmond, VA.
Ben was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Raymond, Arthur, Bill and John; and sisters, Tootsie and Frankie.
The family will be holding a private service.