Dwight Paul "Thor" Young

October 8, 1950 - August 21, 2008







Norman Transcript
08/24/2008

Dwight Paul "Thor" Young, 57, of Oklahoma City died Thursday, Aug. 21. Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel at Primrose Funeral Service. Interment will follow at the Norman IOOF Cemetery.


Norman Transcript
08/26/2008

Dwight Paul Young “Thor”, 57, of Oklahoma City died on August 21, 2008. Services will be held on Wednesday, August 27, 2008 at 10:00 AM at the chapel in Primrose Funeral Service. Interment will follow at Norman IOOF Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Primrose Funeral Service.

Dwight was born on October 8, 1950 to Dr. Raymond J. Young and Blenda E. Thompson in Stillwater, OK. He was a 1969 graduate of Norman High School. He played football on the 1969 Norman High School winning team as well as at the college level. He later attended OU and Kansas State and then graduated from East Central State in Ada with two degrees.

Dwight was a member of the “Rouges Motorcycle Club” since 1970 and spent three years working for KBR in Iraq proudly transporting equipment and things for our US Service men and women. After coming home from Iraq, he worked for Swift Trucking Co. as a dispatcher.

He leaves two daughters; Jennifer Elaine, Elizabeth Nicole; a son Johnethan Raymond; sisters, Judy R. Cremeans and husband Howard of Norman, Runell Gallina and Raven J. Young both of Washington State; niece Lori Burnett and husband Chris and their children Ashley and Cabe Dillon of Noble; nephew Michael A Cremeans and wife Ute of Dallas; cousins, Rex Young and Dorothy Roberts of Wichita, KS; and leaving many friends throughout the United States.

He was preceded in death by both of his parents.


Burial - Norman IOOF







Sharing Memories of Dwight Paul "Thor" Young
e-mail to Peggy Smith

Dwight was a Gentle Giant, I don't remember Dwight letting much bother him. We had some great years playing football together in Jr. High and High School, I have very fond memories of Dwight. I can see him now driving that pink colored 55 Chevrolet that his Mom had which he drove once in a while.

God Bless
~Darrell Spears~
NHS Class of 1969







Norman Transcript
08/26/2008

We lost a Brother to all today. Thor was a good husband, great father and good friend to all. He never met anybody that he could not be friends with. He had a smile that was infectious to all and a great boisterous laugh that you always knew was his. He was a big Man with a bigger heart. He loved his family, his Bros and his Harley. He had accomplished much in his short time with us. He had two college degrees and was working on a Masters. He had stood up for his country, which he loved also, and went to Iraq to help his fellow Americans. While in Iraq, he was always calling home to check on the children, who were so dear to his heart. When he came home, all the kids loved climbing all over him and he would just laugh and hug them all. He spent as much time with his family as he could, never missing a birthday or any other special occasion they were involved in. He loved spending time with his Bros, who were all very dear to him also! Every chance he got, he would be riding his Harley with them or taking the kids for rides, and they all liked spending special individual time with him.

We have lost a Great Man who will be Missed by all.

As he would say, "LET'S RIDE BRO' forever.






The last time I saw Dwight--he was a bouncer at the High Horse Saloon on West Lindsey Street in Norman @ 1970. He was a good classmate. My condolences to his family & friends.

~James Woosley~
NHS Class of 1969






Dwight Young was my best friend when we were going to Central Junior High. We were both drummers in the Central band, as was Randy Combs also. The first real rock band I ever saw was when Dwight and I went to a car show in OKC and saw Ronny and the Daytona's. Not long after that Dwight got a Ludwig drum set. I didn't have a drum set yet, so was I ever jealous... Well, not so jealous that I didn't go over to his house all the time and wait my turn to play his drums. The first jam session I ever went to, I went with Dwight. He had the drum set, right? It was at somebody's house on the East side of Norman, not far from the old state hospital. We took turns on his drum set. One of the songs I remember from that night was Green Onions by Booker T. and the M.G.'s. Probably all of the Ventures tunes as well (Pipeline, Walk Don't Run). That was the first time I ever played rock music with other live musicians. I still play music, and I just got home from a gig where we played (among other things) Pipeline and Wipeout.

I lived on the far Northwest corner of Norman (Berry Road near Robinson), and Dwight lived on the far Southeast corner in Faculty Heights (Near 12th and Lindsey). That didn't stop us from being at one another's houses nearly every day. We rode our bicycles all over Norman. Riding bikes on the sidewalks at the University was a favorite pastime.

Dwight introduced me to hanging out at the snooker parlor on Campus Corner. That was a real sign of maturity. Park your bicycle in the bike rack at the Boomer Theater, then walk in the Sport Shop like you just rode in on your Harley.

We were inseparable in those days. I would pester Dwight just to the point that he would be ready to beat the you know what out of me, and then he would just laugh and say "Bobby, one of these days somebody is just going to beat the *@#& out of you!". Several people have said that very same thing to me many times over the years. They all just laughed, too.

We kind of lost touch with one another after junior high. We each got steady girlfriends, and Dwight was doing sports while I was doing music during High School. We didn't have any classes together after that.

Last year, I saw Dwight's name in the members list of the NHS Yahoo site, and sent him an email. He emailed me back and started out with "Good to hear from you, old friend..." He was in Iraq, working for KBR, leading convoys. He talked about his family and how excited he was about his kids. It was good to hear from him. I got a lot of chain emails from him, most of which had patriotic and/or Christian themes. I was glad when he made it back to the states, and I let him know that. I told him that his safe return to his family had been in my prayers.

Dwight was a gentle, kind person, with a heart of gold. All of us who knew him are very fortunate to have had that pleasure and honor. Our lives are richer from having known him.

~Bobby Hohenberger~





 




 



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