Wesley Harrison Younger, Jr.

  • Born: June 20, 1949
  • Died: January 10, 2022
  • Location: Loranger, Louisiana

Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home

PO Box 2035
2000 N Morrison Blvd
Hammond, LA 70404

Tel. (985) 345-5801

Tribute & Message From The Family

Wesley Harrison Younger Jr. of Loranger, LA, passed to eternal life on Monday, January 10, 2022, surrounded by his family. He was born in Dallas, Texas, on June 20, 1949, to the late Wesley H. Younger and Iva Jean Pope Younger Smith. He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Eva Holland Younger. Wesley was the loving father of four children: Wesley H. Younger, III, Joy E. Scott (Jonathan), Lance A. Younger (Erika), and Hope D. Riccobono (Vincent). He was best known as "Paw Paw" to his ten grandchildren: Wesley IV, Ragan, Skyler, Bentley, Josiah, Joshua, Ophelia, Noah, Audrey, and Vinny, whom he loved spending time with. He is also survived by his siblings: Priscilla Y. Carbo, Cynthia Y. Gendron, Philip R. Younger, and Rebecca Y. Becnel as well as many nieces, nephews, family, and friends. Wesley is predeceased by his grandchild, Joseph A. Scott.

A fun-loving, outgoing husband and father, Wesley, while born in Texas, has been a resident of Louisiana most of his life. He held a degree in Agribusiness from Southeastern Louisiana University and loved the outdoors. Wesley was a lifetime boilermaker welder and always had a story to tell about co-workers and friends on the jobsite. "Paw Paw" loved tinkering with projects, and often found himself finding a way to repair almost anything. He loved his family dearly and spending time with neighbors and friends. He also enjoyed swinging on the front porch while telling funny stories and drinking tea. He will be missed by countless people and loved eternally.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral service at Harry McKneely and Son Funeral Home, 2000 N. Morrison Blvd., Hammond, LA 70401 on Saturday, January 15, 2022, at 1PM with visitation beginning at 11:00 am until service time. Interment will follow the service at Theodore Dendinger Jr. Memorial Gardens, in Madisonville, LA 70447. Harry McKneely and Son Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. The family invites you to share thoughts, pictures, fond memories, and condolences online at the Harry McKneely and Son Funeral Home Guest Book at HarryMcKneely.com.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I have so many fond memories of Uncle Wesley making us laugh as children. He called himself Dr. X and would entertain us for hours.

My deepest sympathies to your family.

Posted by Alexa Younger Vocke - Family   January 14, 2022

Uncle Wesley loved his family unconditional he surely will be missed by them. Till we all meet again RIP uncle Wesley !!!!

Posted by Bridgette Sissy Bridgette - Ponchatoula - Family   January 13, 2022

Sorry for your loss.

Posted by Jerry Higgins - Port allen - Coworker   January 12, 2022

Shannon, Shane and I are so sorry for your loss. I know this leaves such a huge empty spot in all your lives. He was a great person in every way. Prayers for all of you.

Posted by Patti Hilbun - Ponchatoula, LA   January 12, 2022