DALE YOUNG OBITUARY Newnan, Georgia - Dale Eugene Young, 93, passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2022 in Newnan, Georgia. He was born in Anacortes, Washington to Robert "Hammie" Young and Rena Opal Myers Young. Dale married his sweetheart, Bettye Jeanne Forbish-Lunde in 1950.
His 28 year career in the United States Air Force medical field took them to California, Germany, Kansas, and Alaska. He served in Vietnam as a medic and later as a medic for embassy flights. He became a Chief Master Sergeant and was the superintendent of the Elmendorf AFB hospital.
Following retirement from the USAF in 1979 he went on to work with the Anchorage, Alaska school system as manager of community rentals. Dale was an active member of First Assembly of God in Anchorage, Alaska. He sang in the choir for many years and was a deacon. He enjoyed riding and touring on his Honda Gold Wing motorcycle with his bride. He was President of the Honda Gold Wing Association, Alaska Chapter, for several years.
In 1990, he and Bettye retired from the school system and moved back to their home town of Anacortes. They enjoyed many years of traveling across the United States and Canada in their motorhome. Dale enjoyed gardening and created a stunning landscape at their home for all to enjoy. He and Bettye made it their mission to help those in need, to encourage people, and provide support. In 2016 following the passing of his wife of 65 years, he moved to Newnan, Georgia to be near his daughter, Debi Litton, and family.
Dale was preceded in death by his sweetheart, Bettye. He leaves his daughter Debra Litton (Steve), grandson Christopher Litton (Emily), great-granddaughter Elinor Litton, step-grandson Michael Litton (Karmen) and their two sons, Titus and Tucker.
A memorial, with full military honors, will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2023 at 1:00PM at Heatherwood Baptist Church, 721 Shenandoah Blvd., Newnan, Georgia. Arrangements are in the care of Higgins Funeral Home Hillcrest Chapel in Newnan. Dale will be laid to rest at Ferndale Cemetery in Anacortes, Washington.