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Robert “Brooks” Young

Robert ‘Brooks’ Young

Robert “Brooks” Young, 84, of Lewisport, passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2022 at his home under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky.  Brooks was born in Hancock County on June 1, 1938 to the late Melvin Earl and Sadie Brooks Roberts Young.  He was a member of Lewisport Baptist Church and retired from Domtar after 37 ½ years of service.  Brooks graduated from Lewisport High School, was a Kentucky Colonal and was a farmer.  He worked at Whirlpool for 10 years before making the move to the Paper Mill.  Brooks was preceded in death by a sister, Melva Jean Birkhead; sisters in law, Lessie Hawley Jones, Patricia Holmes Meyers and Allie Dean Oliver; brother in laws, Phil Bozarth, Gerry Wood, Ray Gribbs, Eddie Napier Bob Jones, Fred Allen Meyers and Paul Swihart.
Brooks will be remembered as a man who loved his Lord & Savior, his wife, children, grandchildren, his farm and his country.  He will also be remembered as a man with a big heart, an even larger appetite, never at a loss for words, who knew no strangers, his thumbs up gesture and a firm handshake that his grandsons often called the “viper grip”.
Brooks is survived by his wife of 61 years, Helen Elaine Hawley Young; son, Robert Bruce Young; daughters, Susan Lynette (Gerald) O’Bryan and Karen Elaine (Eric) Carper; grandchildren, Dusty (Jamie) Young, Jeremy (Tina) Young, Brett (Madison) Carper and Devin (Sarah Hendricks) Adkins; step grandchildren, Amanda (Joey) Clark, Patrick O’Bryan, Erin (Bruce) Willoughby, Sean (Britney) O’Bryan and Alana (Jacob) Posten; several great and step great grandchildren; sisters, Leola Josephine Gribbs, Bertha Edith Bozarth, Nellie Myrtle Napier and Verna Mae Wood; brothers, Melvin Earl (Leona) Young, Jr., Kenneth Alan (Carolyn) Young and Shelby Glen (Karen) Young; sister in law, Charlene Swihart; brother in law, Billy (Tina) Hawley along with several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services will be held at 10 am on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at Lewisport Baptist Church with entombment to follow at Lewisport Cemetery.  Brooks’ family will be greeting friends on Tuesday from 3 pm until 7 pm at Gibson & Son Funeral Home, Lewisport Chapel and on Wednesday from 9 am until service time at Lewisport Baptist Church.  Memorial Contributions may be made to Hospice of Western Kentucky or Lewisport Baptist Church. Share your memories and condolences with his family at

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